Garth Brooks’ Second Dive Bar Tour Stop: Bakersfield, Calif.
Garth Brooks' second Summer 2019 Dive Bar Tour stop will be in Bakersfield, Calif. The country star revealed the news on Monday night (July 29), during his weekly Facebook Live program Inside Studio G.
Brooks' Bakersfield Dive Bar Tour stop will take place on Aug. 15 at Buck Owens' Crystal Palace. The venue is where, in May of 2005, Brooks proposed to his now-wife, country artist Trisha Yearwood, in front of thousands of fans, following the unveiling of a bronze statue of himself.
Brooks' fans can win their way into his Bakersfield Dive Bar Tour show by listening to KUZZ-FM; tickets are available exclusively via that radio station. As the shows are sponsored by Seagram's 7 Crown and taking place in bars, all ticketholders must be 21 years of age or older.
Brooks began his Dive Bar Tour on July 15 in Chicago, Ill. In addition to Chicago and Bakersfield, he is planning five other stops, with details about those shows to be announced. The trek is in support of his newest single, "Dive Bar," which is a duet with Blake Shelton.
Brooks co-wrote "Dive Bar" with Mitch Rossell and Bryan Kennedy, and asked Shelton to be part of the track after seeing him perform on the 2019 ACM Awards in April. Brooks and Shelton previously worked together on The Voice back in 2016, when Brooks was an advisor during the TV singing competition's 11th season, and both men are Oklahoma natives (Brooks is from Tulsa, while Shelton grew up about three hours south, in Tishomingo).
In addition to playing shows on his Dive Bar Tour and his Stadium Tour, Brooks has been working on new music as of late. He's been teasing a new album called Fun since early 2019; he tells Billboard it should be done "by the end of July."
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