Sound Advice: Garth Brooks Will Spend Two Days in Cincinnati's Jungle

This will mark the first time the country star has performed at Paul Brown Stadium.

click to enlarge Garth Brooks performs at President Barack Obama's inauguration in 2009. - PHOTO: STEVE JURVETSON, WIKIMEDIA COMMONS
photo: Steve Jurvetson, Wikimedia Commons
Garth Brooks performs at President Barack Obama's inauguration in 2009.

After grumbling from several pandemic-related teases, Cincinnati already was stoked about Garth Brooks finally, truly, for real this time coming to town. But now the city will get even more of him — and in the house the Bengals built, to boot.

Just a few weeks ago, the world’s favorite Country star announced that he would add a second show at Cincinnati’s Paul Brown Stadium, booking May 13 and 14. Brooks has been breaking sales and attendance records at venues nationwide since his limited-city stadium tour began this spring, so scheduling another night in a venue that seats more than 65,000 comes as no surprise.

The Cincinnati performances will be Brooks’ first at the Cincinnati Bengals’ stadium and his only stop in Ohio or Kentucky, as of press time. The concert in the Jungle will be “in the round,” which means the stage will be set up in the middle of the field rather than at the field’s endzone.

Brooks originally was to perform at Paul Brown Stadium last September but canceled due to fast-rising COVID-19 rates at the time.

“In July (when 2021 shows were announced), 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 wrote in a website announcement last August.

That show, itself, was a reschedule from 2020, when the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic halted most activities.

Despite scheduling headaches, Brooks has been busy in recent years: the entertainer has received the Kennedy Center Honors, performed during the inauguration of U.S. President Joe Biden, celebrated the Grand Ole Opry’s 5,000th Saturday night broadcast, guest-hosted The Ellen DeGeneres Show a few times and announced plans to open a bar and entertainment venue in Nashville.

The show begins at 7 p.m. May 13 and 14. Tickets may still be available. More info: garthbrooks.com.

Below, watch Brooks perform "In Another's Eyes" with his wife Trisha Yearwood at the Grand Ole Ory in 2021.

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