LAS VEGAS, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- After more than four years of sold out one-man shows inside the Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas and a top-rated live television concert event this past Thanksgiving Weekend, Wynn Las Vegas is proud to announce a Garth Brooks show like Las Vegas has never seen, "Garth Brooks: The Man, His Band and His Music," on Jan. 3 and 4, 2014 at 7:30 and 10:30 p.m.
"I've been itching for the chance to bring my band to Vegas to play this room," said Brooks. "I can't wait. Steve Wynn told me I could use the theater anytime. I asked him when I could start and his response was, 'How about New Year's Eve?'"
While Brooks' critically acclaimed one-man shows at Wynn Las Vegas focused on the musical influences that Brooks credits for his own sound and becoming the number one selling solo artist in U.S. history, the New Year's Eve weekend shows will consist of the country music legend's own repertoire of chart-topping songs accompanied by his full band.
Garth's relationship with Wynn Las Vegas began in 2009 when he announced that he was out of retirement to enter a multi-year engagement inside the Encore Theatre at Wynn Las Vegas. The show has been hailed by the Los Angeles Times as "genius," by EW.com as an "absolute revelation" and Oprah Winfrey deemed it as the "hottest ticket."
Most recently, Garth starred in a CBS concert special on Black Friday that was viewed by 8.7 million people nationwide and concurrently released a new box set including new music from the singer exclusively sold at Walmart.
"I don't know if this will happen again," said Brooks. "So, I am taking Mr. Wynn up on his offer. Will there be something else down the road? Who knows! I'm just going to enjoy getting to turn it up in Las Vegas and play with the band again."
About Garth Brooks
Certified by the RIAA in 2000 as the number one 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 more than 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 five concerts in two 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 nine sold out concerts in six 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 more than 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 than 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