BALTIMORE, Md. — Tickets go on sale on Friday for one of the biggest concerts to come to Baltimore in years.
Garth Brooks will be performing live at M&T Bank Stadium on October 2nd.
He's been making and performing music for more than three decades, but Brooks told Christian Schaffer of Good Morning Maryland that touring simply does not get old.
“The truth is the longer you do it the more exciting it is. Because nobody gets to do it this long. So you're very grateful, you're having a lot of fun and you sure have been in this business long enough to realize - enjoy every second of this,” Brooks said.
He has been to Baltimore before - back in 2015, at Royal Farms Arena..
“We had never played inside of Baltimore until then,” Brooks said. “So I'm sitting there in the Comeback Tour, and they know every word of every verse and I'm thinking 'Why have we not been here before this?' So we're making sure that we're not missing it on the Stadium Tour. This is going to be fun.”
The return might have been sooner; the tour started back in 2019. But the pandemic had other ideas. Brooks’ first concert in more than a year was earlier this month in Las Vegas.
“Hopefully we didn't take it for granted ever in our lives,” he said. “But there is a level of gratefulness that I have never seen. You can see it in the band, in the crew, the artists. You can see it in the people who come to the show.”
It's been more than 30 years since the album "No Fences" spent 23 weeks at number one on the country charts. So - will it be "Friends in Low Places" and "The Thunder Rolls" at the home of the Ravens?
Garth Brooks, says yes: “I'm a fan, so when I go to a concert, I came to hear the old stuff. So give it to me.”
But there is new music as well. The only way to get it all in, Brooks says, is to play longer.
“There's no time limit on the show,” he said. “We're going to play all the old stuff and when you play all the old stuff they're a lot better accepting some of the new stuff.”
It will be a big show, featuring the biggest solo artist in history on a Saturday night in Baltimore. And the volume just might not go down until the sun comes up.
“When we come to your town, we're coming to Baltimore we're going to play way too late. It's going to be way too loud I'm going to suggest you bring a helmet. It's going to get nuts. That's the fun part,” Brooks said.