Hurricane Matthew Forces Garth Brooks to Postpone Two Orlando Concerts
Weather concerns have forced Garth Brooks to postpone two of his upcoming shows in Orlando, Fla.
Due to the impending arrival of Hurricane Matthew, Brooks has postponed his Thursday night (Oct. 6) concert at Orlando's Amway Center until Sunday (Oct. 9) at 3PM, and his Friday night (Oct. 7) concert at the same venue until Saturday (Oct. 8) at 3PM. All tickets purchased for the Thursday and Friday shows, which were scheduled for 7:30PM and 7PM, respectively, will be honored at the rescheduled dates.
Brooks has two additional shows scheduled in Orlando: Oct. 8 at 7PM and Oct. 9 at 7:30PM. Those two concerts have not been affected and will occur as scheduled.
Brooks is not the only country star whose tour plans have been affected by Hurricane Matthew: Luke Bryan has been forced to cancel the first stop on his 2016 Farm Tour due to the storm, which made landfall in Haiti on Tuesday (Oct. 4), USA Today reports, after hitting the Caribbean and resulting in the deaths of at least seven people. The storm is projected to travel through Cuba and the Bahamas, then up the East Coast of the United States, over the next few days.
On Sept. 21, Brooks’ 2007 The Ultimate Hits collection became his seventh release to reach diamond status — that is, to have sold 10 million copies; the other six albums that have helped him reach his historic diamond status are No Fences, Garth Brooks, Double Live, Sevens, The Hits and Ropin’ the Wind. Brooks now has more diamond records than the Beatles, a milestone he celebrated on Monday (Oct. 3) by announcing a free concert in Nashville and performing at the Bluebird Cafe.
Brooks is currently on the road for his World Tour with Yearwood; the trek began in 2014 and is scheduled to wrap up almost three years later, sometime in 2017. In addition to his tour, Brooks recently launched his own channel on SiriusXM and played his first-ever show at the Ryman Auditorium to commemorate the event.
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