List of Garth Brooks concert tours

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Garth Brooks is an American country pop singer-songwriter. From his first concert series to his current record-breaking worldwide tour, Brooks has changed the face of performing from a country music perspective, adding high energy and pyrotechnics to depict a hard rock-country crossover. Since his first tour began in 1991, Brooks has performed in a variety of concert settings, including world tours, residencies, and benefit concerts.

Concert tours[edit]

Year(s) Title Duration Number of
performances
1991–92 Ropin' the Wind Tour January 31, 1991 – December 12, 1992
In support of his 1991 album, Ropin' the Wind, Brooks' first headlining concert tour visited many cities throughout the United States. The September 1991 concerts in Dallas were filmed and later broadcast on NBC as Brooks' first of many television concert specials, titled This Is Garth Brooks.[1]
1993–94 The Garth Brooks World Tour January 29, 1993 – October 8, 1994
102
Brooks embarked on his first world tour in 1993. Launching in support of his album, In Pieces, Brooks began performances in the United States, featuring additional shows in Canada, England, Switzerland, Ireland, Germany, Norway, Sweden, New Zealand, Spain, and the Netherlands...
1996–98 The Garth Brooks World Tour March 12, 1996 – November 22, 1998
220
Brooks began his second world tour, supporting the album Fresh Horses, in 1996. His album, Sevens, was also released a year into the tour. While the tour did not visit as many countries as Brooks' first, domestic tickets were in extremely high demand, breaking many attendance records and prompting additional shows to be added for nearly every city. It went on to be ranked among the highest-grossing concert tours of the decade, and was Brooks' final concert world tour before his retirement in 2001...
2014–present World Tour September 4, 2014 – present
390+
In September 2014, Brooks resumed multi-city performances, announcing a new world tour in support of his comeback album, Man Against Machine. During the course of the tour, Brooks' 2016 album Gunslinger is also released. Accompanied by his wife and fellow country singer, Trisha Yearwood, Brooks began the tour (his first in 16 years) with tickets in extremely high demand, prompting Brooks to add many additional concerts for each city (even performing two or three concerts per night in some cases). Brooks finished the tour's 390th perfomance in December 2017, with more dates to follow in the coming years.

Concert residencies[edit]

Year(s) Title Duration Number of
performances
2009–14 Garth at Wynn December 11, 2009 – January 4, 2014
186
In 2009, while still retired from recording and performing, Brooks and Trisha Yearwood were approached by Steve Wynn to headline a concert residency at his Encore Theatre in Las Vegas. After persuasion, including the addition of a personal airplane for Brooks' quick transportation to the venue, they agreed, performing concerts on periodic weekends. The set list evolved into showcasing Brooks' musical influences, prompting the release of his 2013 box set, Blame It All on My Roots: Five Decades of Influences...

Benefit concerts[edit]

Year(s) Title Duration Number of
performances
2008 Garth Brooks: Live in LA January 25, 2008 – January 26, 2008
5
In a fundraiser for the 2007 California wildfires relief efforts, Brooks performed five sold-out concerts at the Staples Center over a two-day period within 48 hours, becoming the first artist ever to accomplish such a feat in a limited amount of time...
2010 Garth Brooks' Flood Relief Concerts December 16, 2010 – December 22, 2010
9
Brooks performed nine sold-out concerts at the Bridgestone Arena to raise money for the 2010 Tennessee floods relief efforts, with 100% of ticket sales going to charity. Originally scheduled to be one benefit concert, demand quickly prompted additional shows until 140,000 tickets were sold, nearly double Michael Jackson's long-standing Tennessee ticket sales record (72,000), and raised $3.5 million.[2]
2013 Oklahoma Twister Relief Concert July 6, 2013
1
Brooks returned to his home state of Oklahoma to raise money for the state's tornado relief efforts in a benefit concert at the Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium alongside Toby Keith, raising nearly $2 million.[3]
2015 Garth in Brazil August 22, 2015
1
While between legs of his third world tour, Brooks performed a sold-out concert in Barretos, Brazil to benefit the Hospital de Câncer de Barretos.[4]

Other concerts[edit]

Year(s) Title Duration Number of
performances
1997 Garth: Live from Central Park August 7, 1997
1
The only New York City concert featured on Brooks 1996–98 world tour, Garth: Live from Central Park was a free concert held in New York City's Central Park. It featured special guests Billy Joel & Don McLean and had a total attendance of 980,000, making it the largest attendance concert ever held in central park history...
2007 Garth Brooks: Live in Kansas City November 5, 2007 – November 14, 2007
9
While still officially retired, Brooks performed nine sold-out shows to commemorate the opening of Kansas City's Sprint Center. The concerts were Brooks' first performances since his 1996–98 world tour, and the finale was simulcast live via National CineMedia on more than 300 movie theaters throughout the United States...

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cromelin, Richard (17 January 1992). "Garth Brooks Ropes a Special on NBC". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 10 March 2016. 
  2. ^ "Garth Brooks' Nashville benefit: 9 sold-out shows, $3.5 million for flood relief". Los Angeles Times. 7 November 2010. Retrieved 10 March 2016. 
  3. ^ McDonnell, Brandy (10 September 2010). "Toby Keith's Oklahoma Twister Relief Concert raises about $2 million for tornado relief efforts". Retrieved 10 March 2016. 
  4. ^ "Garth Returns To Brazil!". garthbrooks.com. Retrieved 11 March 2016.