It's only Tuesday, and it's already been a huge week for major concert tour announcements in Florida. It's just that none of them are coming to Tampa.
On Monday, the Rolling Stones announced a 2019 U.S. tour that will kick off at Miami's Hard Rock Stadium on April 20, before coming to Jacksonville's TIAA Bank Field on April 24. Tickets to both shows go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Nov. 30. Click here for details.
And on Tuesday, Garth Brooks announced the next new date on his 2019 stadium tour: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville. That show, coincidentally, will also take place on April 20. (The Rolling Stones and Garth Brooks, both playing together in Florida on 4/20? Dude.) Tickets will cost $94.95 and go on sale Nov. 29. Click here for details.
If you're keeping score at home, this will be the fourth Florida city Brooks has visited since starting his 2014 comeback, following Jacksonville, Sunrise and Orlando. (Several Tampa shows were famously canceled due to the 2015 Stanley Cup Finals). And the Stones haven't been here since 2005. Safe to say we're overdue for a show by both acts. If you just can't wait, now you know to start making travel plans in April.
— Jay Cridlin