A massive announcement has sent shockwaves of excitement throughout the Canadian country music community, as superstar Garth Brooks announced he will play a show at Mosaic Stadium in Regina, Saskatchewan. Tickets are available to now to what will be the first ever country music concert staged at the new venue, as well as Brooks return to Canada for the first time in years. The concert is set for the evening of August 10, and presale opportunities are available here.
The show will be part of Brooks ongoing The Garth Brooks Stadium Tour, which has brought him to an array of amazing outdoor locations. It began back in March of this year, and he has played everywhere from Heinz Field in Pittsburgh to Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville and Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho. This will be the first visit to Canadian soil on the current tour, and country music fans in the region could not possibly be more excited.
Brooks burst onto the scene in the late 1980s, and cemented his place as one of the greatest country music superstars of all time in the 90s. He was largely responsible for a massive revolution of how country music was presented to the masses. Greats such as Conway Twitty made a kind living by sitting on barstools and singing in front of medium-sized crowds. When Brooks truly struck it big in the early 90s, he decided to go as big as possible in terms of staging shows.
This included amazing pyrotechnics, lighting, video and live stunts – many of which were performed by the Tulsa-born superstar. When he was a bit younger, he would take daring risks during shows, such as swinging on ropes above the front of a crowd. He has toned it down a bit in terms of physical exertion, but his live shows are every bit as gripping and memorable.
Brooks and his wife Tricia Yearwood played an enormous tour that extended the better part of a half decade, including hundreds of live performances and dozens of instances where the duo played two consecutive shows at one venue in the same evening. Brooks did this while in his late 40s and early 50s – a testament to his remarkable health, energy and dedication.
The man who is now 57 years old released his self-entitled debut album back in 1989. It included hits that were a true glimpse into his soul, a theme that would continue in the many years since. By the release of his third album in 1991, he was lighting up not only the US Country Charts and Canadian Country Charts, but the overall Top 40 Billboard Charts with #1 across the board. This happened again with the release of The Chase in 1992. In Pieces was released in 1983, and achieved the aforementioned #1 status, as well as reaching what was Brooks’ highest Canadian Country Chart ranking at #3.
Brooks has played more live shows to five-digit audiences than any country music superstar in history, and the capacity for many Stadium shows has been well into the five digits.
Mosaic Stadium was built as an incredible upgrade to the home of the Saskatchewan Roughriders. They formerly played at Taylor Field, built in the mid-1930s and tinkered with/upgraded/renovated many times in the decades since. The opening of Mosaic Stadium on July 1, 2017 was one of the biggest days in the history of the City of Regina. It was a culmination of a long process of planning that got its first rubberstamp back in January 2013 by the Regina City Council. By early in 2014, the bid winners were announced, and it was a construction firm that helped to build both AT&T Stadium in Arlington and Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
Mosaic Stadium is absolutely beautiful, with a capacity of nearly 34,000 for football and an artistic, sloping overhang that borrowed some themes from many modern-day soccer stadiums overseas. It provides an element of modern artistry, as well as shade to folks seated near the top rows of the upper decks.
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Shade won’t be an issue by the end of the Garth Brooks show on August 10, as a wonderful day will turn into a wonderful night while the living legend plays approximately 25 songs over the course of a sizable set. The venue has only hosted a handful of concerts since it was opened around two years ago, including Guns N’ Roses, The Eagles and Canadian superstar Bryan Adams. To have Garth come through and play a show will not only mark the first time a country artist has ever done so, but also give Mosaic Stadium and the city of Regina some major attention. Everyone interested in witnessing Garth Brooks take center stage on field level can secure their Garth Brooks Regina Tickets now.