Garth Brooks is making history as the first ever artist to perform at the Notre Dame Stadium at a still-unannounced date later this year.
Garth Brooks Announces Historic Concert
The country singer-songwriter revealed the news on Monday, July 9, at the WME headquarters in Nashville. He was joined by football coach Lou Holtz of the Notre Dame University.
"Notre Dame Stadium has seen so many iconic moments," said the "Much Too Young" singer. "I look forward to bringing a new kind of crazy to the party."
The Notre Dame EVP, John Affleck-Graves, explained that the reason Brooks was chosen to become the first artist to perform at the stadium because he represents the same values as the university.
"He is the perfect choice as the first artist to perform in concert in the stadium that Rockne built," Affleck-Graves stated. "This promises to be one of the biggest events in Notre Dame's history."
The Notre Dame Stadium is an 88-year-old football venue that has hosted several games. It has seen some musical performers during halftime shows, but no artist has ever held a full-length concert at the stadium.
The 56-year-old recently finished his three-year tour with Trisha Yearwood. The duo played over 300 concerts in 79 cities and sold 3.4 million tickets, making it the biggest North American tour in history and the biggest tour of an American artist around the world.
Garth Brooks Returns To Charts
More recently, he released a new track titled "All Day Long," the first single from the upcoming album set to be released next year. According to Billboard, the track debuted at the 21st spot of the Country Airplay chart last month with 14.5 million audiences.
It also appeared in the Top 50 of the Hot Country Songs chart.
The performance of "All Day Long" in the charts, albeit impressive, could have been better. Brooks, who has always been protective of his own music, has withheld the new song from a wider audience by making it exclusive to Amazon Music Unlimited. The track is also only available for streaming, not for individual sale, said Rolling Stone.
Pre-orders for the full-length album previously opened for a brief time on Amazon. Those who paid in advance were able to get a new single, "The Road I'm On," as a bonus.
Brooks is expected to return to the road for a stadium tour to promote his next album in 2019.