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It’s a sad day in Boston for Garth fans…

Garth Brooks has canceled the remainder of his stadium tour due to the resurgence of Covid-19, including Gillette Stadium.

He announced just moments ago (8/18) in a press release, “In July, I sincerely thought the pandemic was falling behind us. Now, watching this new wave, I realize we are still in the fight and I must do my part. I have asked the wonderful cities of Cincinnati and Charlotte to wait too long, and I don’t want to now do that same thing to the great folks in Boston and Baltimore.”

He added, “As far as Nashville, we are looking for a make-up date from the July rain out, and though this is not COVID related, to make them wait makes me sad, as well. So, it is with a heavy heart we announce the decision to cancel all five shows, but with a hopeful heart, we will reschedule and start over when this wave seems to be behind us.”

Brooks continued, “The joy I have seen in everyone’s faces as live music returns have been more than worth our constant diligence to maintain safety protocols not only for the fans but for our band, the crew, and the hard-working staff in these stadiums. Their dedication to safety for the people who fill those seats has been a miracle to watch and a blessing to receive. I am truly grateful.”

Garth said he hopes to be back at it soon, “I’m sincerely hoping we are back on tour before the year’s end. With that said, the most important thing to me is fulfilling my end of the Stadium Tour by making sure every show is doable before putting tickets on sale (that is why we pulled the Seattle on sale) and making sure the environment these people are trading their time and money to put themselves into is not only the best experience ever but also the safest one we can provide.”

Since restarting the stadium tour in July 2021, Brooks has entertained over 300,000 fans across the first five cities.

The five concert locations being canceled are Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, scheduled for September 18th, Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, scheduled for September 25th, M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, scheduled for October 2nd, Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, scheduled for October 9th, and Nissan Stadium in Nashville which has not been rescheduled yet.

For ticket holders, no action is required to obtain a refund; Ticketmaster will issue a refund to the original method of payment used at the time of purchase.

Take a look below at a Tweet from Gillette Stadium:

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