At a press conference Wednesday morning (Oct. 17) Garth Brooks announced that he'll be embarking on a three year stadium tour. Kicking off in 2019, the tour will bring Brooks to 10-12 cities a year for three years.
The opening date on the tour will be St. Louis, Mo. at The Dome at America's Center. Brooks also announced that he'll make a stop at the State Farm Stadium at Glendale, Ariz. No dates or further details for either show have been announced yet, though Brooks said five of the upcoming tour dates will go on sale before this Christmas.
"I wanted to call it the big-ass stadium tour, but they voted me down on that one," Brooks joked at the press conference. "It was going to be a college tour, but because of the cities -- how they worked out -- there are going to be some professional stadiums in there as well."
The country superstar said that in planning the tour, it was important to make each show a unique experience.
"This one is going to be so special, so rare, so far apart," Brooks said. "Very individual. Very unique."
He added that his goal will be to "turn the arena into a honky tonk," making each show an incredible experience for everyone in attendance.
Brooks said he wants to encourage fans to treat the shows as a "game day" and show up to the concert wearing team colors.
On Oct. 20, Brooks will play Notre Dame stadium in South Bend, Ind. Brooks said the Notre Dame show will be the "blueprint" for the upcoming tour.
Brooks also announced that the Notre Dame concert will be filmed by CBS and broadcast on the Network on Dec. 2 at 8 p.m. ET.