LAS VEGAS, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- After spending 3 years together at the Encore Theater in Las Vegas, Steve Wynn and Garth Brooks are proud to announce that they are planning to film the upcoming Memorial Day and July 4th weekend concerts to memorialize his time on the Encore Theater stage, the special will also then be available on DVD.
"Any day that Garth is in the Wynn is a good day for the hotel and a great night for the audience," said Steve Wynn. Garth began his run at the Encore Theater in December of 2009 and played the final show there in November of 2012.
On Memorial Day weekend there will be 2 shows on Friday night May 24 and 2 shows on Saturday night, May 25 at 7:30 PM and 10:30 PM. Tickets will go on sale this Monday, May 6 at (10:00 a.m. PST) for ($125 plus a $7.50 service charge and a $13.25 tax to equal a total of $145.75). Tickets will be available at www.wynnlasvegas.com or by calling 702.770.1000 or www.ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000.
On July 4th weekend there will be one show on Friday night, July 5 and one show on Saturday night July 6 at 8:00 PM. Tickets for the July 4th weekend will not go on sale until June 3.
About Garth Brooks
Certified by the RIAA in 2000 as the #1-selling solo artist in U.S. history, Garth Brooks has sold in excess of 128 million albums and has received every accolade the recording industry can bestow on an artist.
In 2001, Garth retired and moved back to Oklahoma to raise his children. In 2008 The President Elect, himself, requested that Garth headline President Obama's Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial. A crowd of over 300,000 did the "wave" to Garth's performance of "Shout" while the President sang along. That same year the Governor of California asked Garth to help the State. Garth performed 5 concerts in 2 days with the proceeds from 83,000 tickets sold donated to efforts to prevent fire catastrophes. Portions of the live concerts were shown as a TV special, "Garth Brooks: Live in L.A." allowing viewers to donate as well.
In December 2010, Garth finished an astonishing 9 sold out concerts in 6 days to raise money for the flood relief efforts in Tennessee. ABC World News Tonight declared Garth The Person of the Week and the Mayor of Nashville announced that this was a record December for downtown Nashville merchants due to the over 145,000 who attended the concerts.
In January, 2012 he was named the best selling artist of the last two decades by Billboard, Nielson and Soundscan, with a whopping 68.5 million sales. Brooks also sold out his recent appearance at the 100th anniversary of the Calgary Stampede. The sell out 15,000+ seats happened in less then a minute. Garth was recently inducted into the International Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York as well as the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. In October he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Performing for his induction were his heroes George Strait, James Taylor and Bob Seger.
SOURCE Wynn Las Vegas