In this week’s installment of Studio G, Brooks admitted he doesn’t know what he’s going to do after the conclusion of his current tour.
“I’m sittin’ here looking [and] going, ‘Oh my gosh, there’s only two cities left in the States here!,'” Brooks said. “And I’m sure, with the tour coming to an end, we’re probably all wondering, I know I am, ‘What the hell are we going to do next?’ So, the truth is, I don’t know!,” he admitted.
One thing Brooks is confident about, however? That he won’t be doing another stadium tour anytime soon.
“I can tell you this, no more stadium tours. There won’t be a Garth Brooks Stadium Tour again,” Brooks shared. “We might play a stadium on a date or something somewhere to do something with somebody, but I can’t imagine there ever being a full-blown tour.”
And while Brooks’ stadium tour days are behind him, he’s got another performance idea in mind: a Las Vegas residency.
“We talked about if we’re lucky we can get to do a residency, maybe, back in Vegas. Love ’em, and everybody’s been really, really sweet from the MGM to Caesar’s…talked to Wynn, we talked to Resort World, all those guys have been very, very sweet. We’ve gone to each one. And then I really, really love the idea of the thought of a traveling residency,” he continued. Brooks previously completed a Vegas residency from 2009 to 2014 at the Encore inside the Wynn, according to Off The Strip.
Brooks had also previously said he was done playing stadium tours back in April 2022 during an interview with ET Canada.
“Now, I think we’re down to the three cities that we’ve got left to announce for the stadium tour,” Brooks said at the time. “This is the last year for it.”
Brooks put his stadium tour together just as the COVID-19 pandemic broke out, canceling five of his 2021 concert dates amid a surge of the virus.
“Anybody who bitches about anything in this business deserves to be slapped, so I’m trying not to complain at all, [but] I put together a stadium tour, and here comes the pandemic, here comes the weather. It’s all the things you never had to worry about when you got to play indoor, right? So, uh, that’s the only reason it seems for the band and crew, I’m just gonna say it’s too much,” Brooks explained.
“They’re not complaining whatsoever, they work hard. For me, watching them do all this, I would much rather have a roof over my head, and if you get to play, for say 70,000 people here, the next time you play here if you’re gonna play for 70,000, how about five nights indoor, I’d be happy to do that,” he continued. “It’s better for the band and crew and it’s better for those people that come see you.”
In addition, Brooks revealed that if he did another tour, he’d like to play in dive bars. “Those are the most fun you could have that’s somewhat legal,” Brooks said.
Following the conclusion of the American leg of his current stadium tour on Aug. 6, Brooks will head over to Ireland for a handful of shows that run through Sep. 17.