The Garth Brooks World Tour (1993–94)

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The Garth Brooks World Tour
Tour by Garth Brooks
Location Europe, North America, Oceania, South America
Associated album In Pieces
Start date January 29, 1993
End date October 11, 1994
Garth Brooks concert chronology

The Garth Brooks World Tour is a concert tour by American country pop artist Garth Brooks from 1993–1994. Spanning ten countries in less than two years, it was Brooks' most travelled tour to date, and his third concert tour. It launched in support of his 1993 album, In Pieces, and visited many cities throughout North America, Europe, Oceania, and South America.

Show content[edit]

Each concert began with Brooks rising from behind the drum kit, performing "Standing Outside the Fire" with fire pyrotechnics engulfing the stage. Many other special effects were used in the concert, including thunder and rain during "The Thunder Rolls", not common to more traditional country concerts.[1] The encore performance of "Ain't Goin' Down ('Til the Sun Comes Up)", featuring Brooks flying about the venue on a specially modified trapeze mechanism, has become a staple of Brooks' live performances.[2]

Recordings[edit]

The tour's September 24, 1993 concert at Texas Stadium in Dallas was recorded and broadcast on NBC, titled This is Garth Brooks, Too! (a follow-up to Brooks' 1992 televised concert).[1] It was later included in Brooks' The Entertainer DVD collection, released in 2006.

Set list[edit]

The typical set for this tour was as follows (this does not represent all concerts for the duration of the series): [3]

  1. "Standing Outside the Fire"
  2. "Rodeo"
  3. "Papa Loved Mama"
  4. "That Summer"
  5. "American Honky-Tonk Bar Association"
  6. "Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)"
  7. "The River"
  8. "We Shall Be Free"
  9. "To All The Girls I've Loved Before"
  10. "What She's Doing Now"
  11. "Unanswered Prayers"
  12. "Two of a Kind, Workin' on a Full House"
  13. "The Thunder Rolls"
  14. "Callin' Baton Rouge"
  15. "Shameless"
  16. "Friends in Low Places"
  17. "The Dance"

Encore:

  1. "Ain't Goin' Down ('Til the Sun Comes Up)"

Tour dates[edit]

Concert dates were announced at random, a tradition later popularized by Brooks on his other world tours. Because of this factor, no detailed list remains intact of each concert performed on Brooks' 1993–94 tour.

List of concerts, showing date, number of shows, city, country, and venue
Date
Number of shows
City Country Venue
North America Leg 1
January 29, 1993 Inglewood United States Great Western Forum
February 22, 1993 Houston Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
July 30, 1993 Cheyenne Cheyenne Frontier Days
July 31, 1993
August 3, 1993 Tacoma Tacoma Dome
August 7, 1993 Pullman Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum
August 12, 1993 Sacramemto ARCO Arena
August 13, 1993
August 14, 1993
August 15, 1993
August 16, 1993 Las Vegas Thomas & Mack Center
August 17, 1993
August 18, 1993
August 19, 1993 Salt Lake City Delta Center
August 20, 1993
North America Leg 2
September 23, 1993 Irving Texas Stadium
September 25, 1993
October 1, 1993 Charlotte Charlotte Coliseum
October 2, 1993
October 6, 1993 Rosemomt Rosemont Horizon
October 7, 1993
October 8, 1993
October 9, 1993
October 23, 1993 Fargo Fargodome
October 24, 1993
October 27, 1993 Hampton Hampton Coliseum
October 28, 1993
October 29, 1993
November 5, 1993 Lexington Rupp Arena
November 6, 1993
November 10, 1993 Uniondale Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
November 11, 1993
November 13, 1993 Ottawa Canada Ottawa Civic Centre
November 19, 1993 Orlando United States Orlando Arena
November 20, 1993
November 21, 1993
December 3, 1993 Memphis Pyramid Arena
December 4, 1993
December 9, 1993 Baton Rouge Pete Maravich Assembly Center
December 10, 1993
December 11, 1993
North America, Europe, Australia Leg 3
February 3, 1994 Evansville United States Roberts Municipal Stadium
February 4, 1994
February 5, 1994
February 17, 1994 Providence Providence Civic Center
February 18, 1994 New Haven New Haven Veterans Memorial Coliseum
February 23, 1994 Minneapolis Target Center
February 25, 1994
February 26, 1994
March 2, 1994 Murfreesboro Murphy Center
March 3, 1994
March 4, 1994
March 5, 1994
March 11, 1994 Tallahassee Leon County Civic Center
March 12, 1994
March 18, 1994 Buffalo Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
March 19, 1994
March 24, 1994 Iowa City Carver–Hawkeye Arena
March 25, 1994
March 26, 1994
March 30, 1994 Dublin Ireland Point Theatre
March 31, 1994
April 2, 1994
April 3, 1994
April 5, 1994
April 6, 1994
April 7, 1994
April 9, 1994
April 10, 1994 Birmingham United Kingdom NEC Arena
April 11, 1994 London Wembley Arena
April 14, 1994 Zürich Switzerland Hallenstadion
April 15, 1994 Frankfurt Germany Festhalle
April 17, 1994 Rotterdam The Netherlands Ahoy
April 19, 1994 Frankfort Germany Festhalle
April 22, 1994 Oslo Norway Oslo Spektrum
April 23, 1994 Stockholm Sweden Hovet
North Amrerica, Europe, Australia Leg 4
July 14, 1994 Hollywood United States Hollywood Bowl
August 7, 1994 Auckland New Zealand Ericsson Stadium
August 25, 1994 Brisbane Australia Brisbane Entertainment Centre
August 26, 1994
August 28, 1994 Newcastle Newcastle Entertainment Centre
August 29, 1994
August 30, 1994 Sydney Sydney Entertainment Centre
August 31, 1994
September 2, 1994 Melbourne National Tennis Centre
September 3, 1994 Adelaide Adelaide Entertainment Centre
September 5, 1994 Perth Perth Entertainment Centre
September 22, 1994 Barcelona Spain Palau Sant Jordi
September 26, 1994 Munich Germany Olympiahalle
September 27, 1994 Stuttgart Schleyerhalle
September 29, 1994 Dortmund Westfalenhalle
September 30, 1994 Hamburg Sporthalle
October 1, 1994
October 3, 1994 Copenhagen Denmark Valby Hallen
October 5, 1994 Berlin Germany Deutschlandhalle
October 8, 1994 Aberdeen Scotland Exhibition Centre
October 11, 1994 Sheffield England Sheffield Arena

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Sandler, Adam (6 May 1994). "Review: 'This Is Garth Brooks, Too!'". Variety. Retrieved 10 March 2016. 
  2. ^ Davis, Sandi (24 September 1993). "Garth Brooks Tackles Cowboys' Texas-Size Stadium". The Oklahoman. Retrieved 10 March 2016. 
  3. ^ "Garth Brooks Setlist". setlist.fm. Retrieved 9 March 2016.