Classy move from Garth Brooks.
In light of the recent, tragic mass shooting in Buffalo, New York, Garth has decided to postpone the on sale ticket date for fans to purchase tickets for his current stadium tour, which was originally supposed to be this Friday for the Buffalo show.
On Saturday, a self-described white supremacist killed 13 victims at a grocery story in Buffalo, and was confirmed by Buffalo Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia as a racist hate crime, and will be prosecuted as such, according to CNN:
“The evidence that we have uncovered so far makes no mistake that this is an absolute racist hate crime.
It will be prosecuted as a hate crime. This is someone who has hate in their heart, soul and mind.”
In a statement, Garth said he decided to postpone the on sale date out of respect for the victims, their families and the entire city of Buffalo:
“At some point, the healing in Buffalo will begin and the city will sing again.
But for now, we pause out of respect for what the great community of Buffalo is going through, and we stand beside all of those who are hurting and confused by such an unthinkable act.”
A new on sale date will be announced in the coming weeks, and the show will remain on the previously scheduled date of Saturday, July 23rd at Highmark Stadium, home of the Bills.
It will be the first time Garth’s ever played there, and will be his first appearance in Buffalo in seven years. It will mark his final stadium tour stop in New York, Ontario and Pennsylvania.