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Garth Brooks Coming To Wynn Las Vegas

By Chuckmonster on Thursday, 15th October 2009 3:34am
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Garth Brooks at Wynn Las Vegas

Country music superstar Garth Brooks' on-again, off-again rumored footsie match with Steve Wynn will bubble over tomorrow with the announcement that Garth will be taking over the Larry King Encore Theatre for a string of shows.

Garth Brooks Steve Wynn

The top graphic is from GarthBrooks.com, the bottom is the press release that Wynn Resorts sent out earlier today. What a bunch of teases. Get a room!

Tune in at 1pm PT Thursday for an episode of The Steve Wynn Show, live and direct from the Encore Theatre to WynnLasVegas.com, where it will stream right to your computer. Amazing how technology works doesn't it?

If the Drugstore at Wynn Las Vegas starts selling Wynn shaped cowboy hats, I'm on that faster than you can say "Holy Carp, you look like Captain Beefheart wearing that thing!" Other than that, the Garth Brooks thing doesn't tickle my musical sensibilities. Any takers out there?



Comments & Discussion:

Is he bringing along Chris Gaines?

I can go for a lot in Las Vegas, and see things I thought I never would, but an evening of Garth Brooks music at the Wynn/Encore just doesn't strike me as something I want to shed my left arm to see.

It's an odd fit for the resort, but he was the biggest thing in music back in his heyday, and I think his fan base stretches a larger segment than some might guess. Although still, I somehow doubt much of his crowd will wander down the hall to XS afterwards. My question is... how big of a draw is he going to be after the first year or so, after the initial novelty of him returning in concert? Will his fans still be trickling in 5 years later?

Not surprisingly, his first weekend of performances is the last weekend of the NFR. He'll definitely have a packed house for those shows.

If tickets are in fact $125.00 then he could have a successful run especially since his shows are just on weekends. There are a few fans who would come up and hit the show since he is not appearing anywhere else. I am no a major fan but I would go see the show just to see what kind of audience he would draw.

I am a Garth fan. He was one of the first country artists to crossover to the pop charts while selling 10s of millions of albums. He and Shania Twain brought a lot of rock into country music. So, I think that the appeal here is more universal than it appears. However, just he and his guitar may not rock the place as his big concerts did. Having a good band and backup singers, etc. does a lot for the entertainment factor. I would suggest that he bring in a band sometimes and/or his wife, Trisha Yearwood. Bring in Shania Twain to costar, mix it up. I am not sure that I would want to see just him and the guitar. I'll wait to see the reviews.

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