Garth Brooks’ ‘Dive Bar’ concert featuring new single with Blake Shelton hits New Jersey
This past summer Garth Brooks gave his fans a unique experience by staging mini-concerts at various dive bars across the country. On December 2, he played his sixth 'Dive Bar' concert at Prospector's in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey.
The intimate concert venue was packed with 500 fans who had won their concert tickets on a local radio show. Brooks' unique seven-date stint of shows is inspired by his new single 'Dive Bar', featuring Blake Shelton, which is available on Amazon Music.
He has already played at venues in Chicago in July; Bakersfield, California in August; New Braunfels, Texas in September and in Sanford, Florida and Rootstown, Ohio in October. Just before taking the stage at Prospector's, Brooks reached out to fans by going live on 'Inside Studio G', his weekly Facebook live series.
Fans rocked out to his 'Dive Bar' single, among other crowd favorites. The song was the "most added song" at country radio stations upon its debut and is taken from Brooks’ forthcoming studio album 'FUN'. It is his first musical collaboration with Shelton.
Garth Brooks' music video for 'Dive Bar' with Blake Shelton surpassed 30 million views in just five days, only on Facebook. It's the highest number of music video streams on Facebook in country music history. It is also Brooks' first new music video in 12 years. Brooks reached out to fans on Facebook by going live after the concert to give them the "after-party" experience.
Brooks had earlier joined Seagram's 7 to declare "the summer of Dive Bars"! As part of the celebration, Brooks pledged to help make our roads safer for everyone by never driving impaired and committed to securing 700,000 pledges this summer from dive bar patrons across the country at jointhepact.com. Fans were also asked to use #JoinThePact on social media to spread the word.
Brooks is also in the midst of his record-breaking stadium tour Variety described as “turbo-charged”. The final and tenth concert this year was at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee, where Brooks broke the Neyland Stadium and the state of Tennessee's attendance record for a single concert event.