Shortly after Garth Brooks announced that he will be ending the North American leg of this world tour in Nashville at Bridgestone Arena, the country superstar was honored by Nashville Mayor Megan Barry and Gov. Bill Haslam for his flood relief efforts in 2010.
Brooks was presented with a banner—given for the nine concerts he performed at the arena in 2010 to raise money for flood relief efforts—that will hang alongside championship banners in the Bridgestone arena.
“I like the fact that it’s for the flood relief,” Brooks tells One Country. “I like the fact that before you see anything else on top, it’s the flood relief. Because it was a joint effort. Are we going to sell that many tickets here? No way. so that shows you it was a community effort, I love that.”
With the North American leg of the three-year tour wrapping on Dec. 16 at Bridgestone Arena, what’s next for the tour? Is there another leg around the corner?
“Hopefully we’ll start taking a look at Europe and Australia,” Brooks added. “Now with the festival scene, it kind of makes it a lot easier to travel because you don’t have to load all your gear. Which means you don’t have to run up your ticket prices to cover that. So hopefully more people can come explore what it is, because over there it’s more exploration and discovery than it is here. It’s nice that the festivals are now up and running, perfect time for us.”
Tickets to Brooks’ show in December will go on sale Friday, Nov. 10 at 10 a.m. CT.