Garth Brooks has rescheduled his upcoming concert at Bank of America Stadium to April 10, 2021.
The concert had been originally scheduled for May 2 of this year. It was then rescheduled for June 13, and most recently scheduled for a third date, Oct. 10. All tickets for the sold-out event will be honored.
When tickets went on sale in December, 74,000 were sold in 90 minutes. It’s scheduled to be the largest paid crowd in the history of Bank of America stadium.
The concert is scheduled to be Brooks’ first time in Charlotte in over 20 years. The 58-year-old singer hasn’t been to town since he played a pair of sold-out shows (attended by 48,000-plus) on back-to-back nights at the old Charlotte Coliseum in March 1998 — during the decade in which he cranked out a slew of No. 1 hits, from “If Tomorrow Never Comes” and “The Dance” to “Two Piña Coladas” and “To Make You Feel My Love.”
Many big events scheduled for the stadium have been pushed back due to COVID-19. The Billy Joel concert at the stadium has been rescheduled to April 17, 2021, and the Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe, Poison and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts appearance in Charlotte has been moved to June 24, 2021.
Carolina Panthers and Charlotte FC owner David Tepper has expressed a desire to have concerts at the stadium since purchasing the Panthers in 2018. Since the stadium opened in 2016, only two concerts have been held there — country stars Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw brought their “Brothers of the Sun Tour” to the stadium in June 2012, and the Rolling Stones played there in October 1997, back when it was Ericsson Stadium.
The announcement comes after the Panthers’ first game of the season at the stadium. No fans were allowed to attend, as decided by the state. The team is hoping to have limited fans in attendance for the team’s second home game, scheduled for Oct. 4.
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