The Garth Brooks World Tour (1993–94)

The Garth Brooks World Tour is a concert tour by American country music artist Garth Brooks from 1993–1994. Spanning ten countries in less than two years, it was Brooks' most travelled tour to date, and his third concert tour. It launched in support of his 1993 album, In Pieces, and visited many cities throughout North America, Europe, Oceania, and South America.

The Garth Brooks World Tour
Tour by Garth Brooks
LocationEurope, North America, Oceania, South America
Associated albumIn Pieces
Start dateJanuary 29, 1993
End dateOctober 11, 1994
Garth Brooks concert chronology

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Recordings

The tour's September 24, 1993 concert at Texas Stadium in Dallas was recorded and broadcast on NBC, titled This is Garth Brooks, Too! (a follow-up to Brooks' 1992 televised concert).[1] It was later included in Brooks' The Entertainer DVD collection, released in 2006.

Set list

The typical set for this tour was as follows (this does not represent all concerts for the duration of the series): [2]

  1. "Standing Outside the Fire"
  2. "Rodeo"
  3. "Papa Loved Mama"
  4. "That Summer"
  5. "American Honky-Tonk Bar Association"
  6. "Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)"
  7. "The River"
  8. "We Shall Be Free"
  9. "To All The Girls I've Loved Before"
  10. "What She's Doing Now"
  11. "Unanswered Prayers"
  12. "Two of a Kind, Workin' on a Full House"
  13. "The Thunder Rolls"
  14. "Callin' Baton Rouge"
  15. "Shameless"
  16. "Friends in Low Places"
  17. "The Dance"

Encore:

  1. "Ain't Goin' Down ('Til the Sun Comes Up)"

Tour dates

Concert dates were announced at random, a tradition later popularized by Brooks on his other world tours. Because of this factor, no detailed list remains intact of each concert performed on Brooks' 1993–94 tour.

List of concerts, showing date, number of shows, city, country, and venue
Date
Number of shows
City Country Venue
North America Leg 1
January 29, 1993 Inglewood United States Great Western Forum
February 22, 1993 Houston Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
July 30, 1993 Cheyenne Cheyenne Frontier Days
July 31, 1993
August 3, 1993 Tacoma Tacoma Dome
August 7, 1993 Pullman Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum
August 12, 1993 Sacramemto ARCO Arena
August 13, 1993
August 14, 1993
August 15, 1993
August 16, 1993 Las Vegas Thomas & Mack Center
August 17, 1993
August 18, 1993
August 19, 1993 Salt Lake City Delta Center
August 20, 1993
North America Leg 2
September 23, 1993 Irving Texas Stadium
September 25, 1993
October 1, 1993 Charlotte Charlotte Coliseum
October 2, 1993
October 6, 1993 Rosemont Rosemont Horizon
October 7, 1993
October 8, 1993
October 9, 1993
October 23, 1993 Fargo Fargodome
October 24, 1993
October 27, 1993 Hampton Hampton Coliseum
October 28, 1993
October 29, 1993
November 5, 1993 Lexington Rupp Arena
November 6, 1993
November 10, 1993 Uniondale Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
November 11, 1993
November 13, 1993 Ottawa Canada Ottawa Civic Centre
November 19, 1993 Orlando United States Orlando Arena
November 20, 1993
November 21, 1993
December 3, 1993 Memphis Pyramid Arena
December 4, 1993
December 9, 1993 Baton Rouge Pete Maravich Assembly Center
December 10, 1993
December 11, 1993
North America, Europe, Australia Leg 3
February 3, 1994 Evansville United States Roberts Municipal Stadium
February 4, 1994
February 5, 1994
February 12, 1994 South Bend Joyce Center
February 13, 1994
February 17, 1994 Providence Providence Civic Center
February 18, 1994 New Haven New Haven Veterans Memorial Coliseum
February 23, 1994 Minneapolis Target Center
February 25, 1994
February 26, 1994
March 2, 1994 Murfreesboro Murphy Center
March 3, 1994
March 4, 1994
March 5, 1994
March 11, 1994 Tallahassee Leon County Civic Center
March 12, 1994
March 18, 1994 Buffalo Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
March 19, 1994
March 24, 1994 Iowa City Carver–Hawkeye Arena
March 25, 1994
March 26, 1994
March 30, 1994 Dublin Ireland Point Theatre
March 31, 1994
April 2, 1994
April 3, 1994
April 5, 1994
April 6, 1994
April 7, 1994
April 9, 1994
April 10, 1994 Birmingham United Kingdom NEC Arena
April 11, 1994 London Wembley Arena
April 14, 1994 Zürich Switzerland Hallenstadion
April 15, 1994 Frankfurt Germany Festhalle
April 17, 1994 Rotterdam The Netherlands Ahoy
April 19, 1994 Frankfort Germany Festhalle
April 22, 1994 Oslo Norway Oslo Spektrum
April 23, 1994 Stockholm Sweden Hovet
North Amrerica, Europe, Australia Leg 4
July 14, 1994 Hollywood United States Hollywood Bowl
August 7, 1994 Auckland New Zealand Ericsson Stadium
August 25, 1994 Brisbane Australia Brisbane Entertainment Centre
August 26, 1994
August 28, 1994 Newcastle Newcastle Entertainment Centre
August 29, 1994
August 30, 1994 Sydney Sydney Entertainment Centre
August 31, 1994
September 2, 1994 Melbourne National Tennis Centre
September 3, 1994 Adelaide Adelaide Entertainment Centre
September 5, 1994 Perth Perth Entertainment Centre
September 22, 1994 Barcelona Spain Palau Sant Jordi
September 26, 1994 Munich Germany Olympiahalle
September 27, 1994 Stuttgart Schleyerhalle
September 29, 1994 Dortmund Westfalenhalle
September 30, 1994 Hamburg Sporthalle
October 1, 1994
October 3, 1994 Copenhagen Denmark Valby Hallen
October 5, 1994 Berlin Germany Deutschlandhalle
October 8, 1994 Aberdeen Scotland Exhibition Centre
October 11, 1994 Sheffield England Sheffield Arena

Personnel

  • Garth Brooks – vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar on "Callin' Baton Rouge"
  • Ty England – acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • David Gant – fiddle, piano, synthesizers
  • James Garver – electric guitar, electric banjo on "Callin' Baton Rouge", backing vocals
  • Steve McClure – pedal steel guitar, electric guitar, dobro on "Callin' Baton Rouge"
  • Mike Palmer – drums, percussion
  • Betsy Smittle – bass guitar, backing vocals

See also

References

  1. ^ Sandler, Adam (6 May 1994). "Review: 'This Is Garth Brooks, Too!'". Variety. Retrieved 10 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Garth Brooks Setlist". setlist.fm. Retrieved 9 March 2016.
Garth Brooks

Troyal Garth Brooks (born February 7, 1962) is an American singer and songwriter. His integration of rock and pop elements into the country genre has earned him immense popularity in the United States. Brooks has had great success on the country single and album charts, with multi-platinum recordings and record-breaking live performances, while also crossing over into the mainstream pop arena.According to the RIAA, he is the best-selling solo albums artist in the United States with 148 million domestic units sold, ahead of Elvis Presley, and is second only to The Beatles in total album sales overall. He is also one of the world's best-selling artists of all time, having sold more than 170 million records.As of 2019, Brooks is now the only artist in music history to have released seven albums that achieved diamond status in the United States (surpassing the Beatles' record of six); those albums are Garth Brooks (10× platinum), No Fences (17× platinum), Ropin' the Wind (14× platinum), The Hits (10× platinum), Sevens (10× platinum), Double Live (21× platinum), and The Ultimate Hits (10× platinum). Since 1989, Brooks has released 22 records in all, which include: 12 studio albums, two live albums, three compilation albums, three Christmas albums and four box sets, along with 77 singles. He won several awards in his career, including two Grammy Awards, 17 American Music Awards (including "Artist of the '90s") and the RIAA Award for best-selling solo albums artist of the century in the U.S.

Troubled by conflicts between career and family, Brooks retired from recording and performing from 2001 until 2005. During this time, he sold millions of albums through an exclusive distribution deal with Walmart and sporadically released new singles. In 2005, Brooks started a partial comeback, giving select performances and releasing two compilation albums.

In 2009, he began Garth at Wynn, a periodic weekend concert residency at Las Vegas' Encore Theatre from December 2009 to January 2014. Following the conclusion of the residency, Brooks announced his signing with Sony Music Nashville in July 2014. In September 2014, he began his comeback world tour, with wife and musician Trisha Yearwood, which culminated in 2017. His most recent album, Gunslinger, was released in November 2016.

Brooks was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame on October 21, 2012. He was also inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2011.

The Garth Brooks World Tour

The Garth Brooks World Tour may refer to three different concert tours by American country pop musician Garth Brooks:

The Garth Brooks World Tour (1993–94)

The Garth Brooks World Tour (1996–98)

The Garth Brooks World Tour (2014–17)

The Garth Brooks World Tour (1996–98)

The Garth Brooks World Tour is a concert tour by American country pop artist Garth Brooks. Launching in support of Brooks' albums, Fresh Horses (1995), and later Sevens (1997), the tour followed Brooks' 1993–94 tour and also featured appearances by Trisha Yearwood. The tour ran from March 12, 1996, to November 22, 1998 for a total of 220 concerts. Even though this was Brooks' final concert tour before his retirement in 2001, it drew record-breaking crowds in North America, two places in Ireland, and one place in South America, becoming the third-most attended concert tour of all time, as well as one of the decade's highest-grossing concert tours.

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