But then, the skies opened up and a heavy downpour coupled with strong winds and lightning forced an evacuation of the stadium.
Y'all. Do not be sitting in the stadium. Get inside a bathroom or something. Before 8 PM. Like, go now. Garth isn't going to play in lightning. So don't sit in your seat. ETA 8 PMish. / 741 PM. https://t.co/apiZO8NZEq
Attempts were made to reschedule the show for the following night, with Garth even offering to perform a private concert for first responders who were able to work the rescheduled show.
But ultimately the decision was made to postpone the show entirely.
Unfortunately we were unable to secure adequate safety personnel and provide our standard of fan experience in order to move forward with the concert on Sunday evening. We look forward to sharing the rescheduled date in the near future.
The rescheduled date has yet to be announced, but tickets for the original show will be honored for the new date.
This is always the risk that you take with stadium shows, but there were a ton of fans who had traveled to Nashville just for the Garth show who are no doubt disappointed that the weather didn’t cooperate.
Hopefully those 70,000 can make it back for the rescheduled date. But if you weren’t able to make the trip to see him for the first scheduled date, it looks like you’re going to get another shot.