Garth Brooks has a surprise in store for fans: this summer, he’ll head out on a brief dive bar tour in support of his new song with Blake Shelton.
The country star announced the news on Facebook on Sunday, noting that the tour will kick-off on July 15 in Chicago. However, the exact name of the Chicago dive bar was not mentioned, and the other dates will not be announced until July 15, which is the same day his new track “Dive Bar” with Shelton is released to Amazon Music.
During a Facebook Live video, Shelton shared his love for dive bars, noting that “sometimes that’s your church.”
“A church is people who are like you that are searching, and just sometimes need a shoulder to lean on, and that’s what a dive bar is,” he said.
The new track will surely be a country hit, as this is the first time Brooks has teamed up with another artist on a song since 2001’s “Beer Run” with George Jones. It follows 2018 singles “All Day Long” and “Stronger Than Me,” which will be a part of Brooks’ forthcoming record Fun. The LP comes after 2016’s Gunslinger, Brooks’ third album since announcing his return in 2014.
This mini-tour is alongside Brooks’ ongoing North American arena tour, set to hit Boise, Idaho next for a two-day show on July 19 and 20. On his arena tour, Brooks has broken records at venues like Heinz Field and Broncos Stadium, and has sold-out during almost every stop.