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Garth Brooks came back to Charlotte, 24 years later

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Garth Brooks came back to Charlotte, 24 years later

After a 24-year absence from performing in the Queen City, the country music legend explains why it took so long to get back.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Garth Brooks wrapped up his second show at Bank of America Stadium on Saturday. The last time the country music mega star played in the Queen City.

“[It] got away from us from the 90s. [It’s] one of the greatest places to play ever,” he said to Charlotte media earlier in the week. “[We] just couldn’t get an arrangement for schedule and when your building was open and we were open.”

The COVID-19 pandemic had canceled the original show planned for 2020 in Charlotte. At the time, 70,000 tickets were already sold.

Charlotte was one of four make-up shows. Shortly after tickets went on sale, a second show was added.

“What we kept getting on socials and everything was: ‘I had great seats for the show that was canceled. And now I don’t have good seats for this one,'” Brooks said.

He also said the Stadium Tour is the last of this size.

“Getting back to tour is great but it’s also coming to a close for us,” he noted.

“It’s getting kind of tough to know that this is coming to end and not knowing where you’re going to go next and how long you get to do this,” he said about the future. “I don’t want to think of my life without it right now.”

Brooks will perform in New York and Texas before closing it out Dublin, Ireland.

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