As a tie-in to his new single "Dive Bar," country superstar Garth Brooks is playing a series of concerts around the country at small venues from his early days.
On Oct. 28, he'll play what promises to be a rip-roaring, packed-to-the-rafters celebration at the Dusty Armadillo.
In a teaser promo for the show on social media Tuesday, Brooks revealed the show would be happening in Ohio. WQMX announced the stop shortly after 5 p.m. Tuesday.
"We're gonna get loud and sweaty quick. ... This is going to be like coming home for us. ... We spent our life in Ohio, practically." Brooks' top two fan-club states are Ohio and Pennsylvania, he said, "and I think we might be able to take care of both on this one."
The Dusty A is a popular smaller venue country bar in Rootstown located in Portage County.
"The Dusty Armadillo is extremely humbled and grateful to be given the opportunity to host the legendary Garth Brooks on the fifth stop of his Dive Bar Tour," said Colleen Zito, general manager of the Dusty A. "Throughout our 17-plus years in the entertainment business, we have welcomed other top names to the Dusty, such as: Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan and many more.
"Our fans and the Northeast Ohio country music community have helped us earn this honor, and we can't wait to celebrate a memorable night with them at 'The Place Country Comes To.'"
Brooks is married to country music star Trisha Yearwood. She is playing in Cincinnati at the Taft Theatre Oct. 26 and then heading to Cleveland to play at Playhouse Square Oct. 27. The "Dive Bar" stop at the Dusty Armadillo on Oct. 28 makes sense for Brooks.
Tickets for the event are not for sale. Fans can win tickets through various radio station promotions.
What's it like to see a country music legend in a small bar? The Chicago Tribute wrote about Brooks' performance at a bar in the Chicago area recently.