Country singer Garth Brooks cancelled the remainder of his stadium tour dates in five cities, blaming the rise of COVID cases.
“In July, I sincerely thought the pandemic was falling behind us,” Brooks announced on Wednesday. “Now, watching this new wave, I realize we are still in the fight and I must do my part.”
Yeah.....a political fight. COVID has a 99% survival rate. That fact that we are still responding to a flu-like virus with such extreme measures is baffling.
Country star Garth Brooks is canceling his tour dates in five cities, citing a rising numbers of COVID-19 cases. “Watching this new wave, I realize we are still in the fight and I must do my part,” Brooks said. https://t.co/Eo6W6oK2Po
— The Associated Press (@AP) August 18, 2021
Brooks had said weeks ago that he would be reassessing the tour in light of the surge in cases. Tickets will be refunded for shows scheduled in Cincinnati; Charlotte, North Carolina; Baltimore; Foxborough, Massachusetts, and Nashville, Tennessee. He had also planned to play in Seattle but declined to put tickets on sale.
Brooks added that he hopes to resume touring before the end of the year, and reschedule the tour dates that have been cancelled.
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