Garth Brooks cancels fall tour dates including Charlotte concert

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Earlier this month, country music star Garth Brooks said he would be reassessing whether to continue his stadium tour because of the rising number of COVID-19 cases.

On Wednesday, the performer announced that he was canceling five upcoming tour dates, which includes his Sept. 25 stop at Bank of America Stadium.

“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,” Brooks said in a news release. “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 … So, it is with a heavy heart we announce the decision to cancel all 5 shows but with a hopeful heart, we will reschedule and start over when this wave seems to be behind us.”

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Brooks’ show in Charlotte was originally scheduled for May 2, 2020, and had been rescheduled several times because of the pandemic.

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