Garth Brooks adds more dates to Vegas showcase
BY JENNIFER CHANCELLOR World Scene Writer
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
2/23/10 at 12:07 PM
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Garth Brooks has added Las Vegas show dates through August, extending his sold-out Wynn Las Vegas showcase at the Encore Theater, sources confirm.
Tickets are $125 each, plus fees, and go on sale 10 a.m. Saturday. Friday's shows will be at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. and Sundays at 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by calling (702) 770-1000 or at wynnlasvegas.com/boxoffice.
March: 26, 27, 28
April: 9, 10, 11
June: 25, 26, 27
July: 16, 17, 18
August: 6, 7, 8
Brooks lives in Owasso with wife and country superstar in her own right, Trisha Yearwood.
Tickets for Brooks' first 20 shows at the Wynn Las Vegas resort sold out in less than five hours. The resort said it reached maximum capacity for callers at 141,934, with many getting busy signals. Officials say the ticket Web site had more than 5.4 million page views with 40,000 waiting to buy tickets online at one point.
Last October, Brooks announced a five-year deal with casino owner Steve Wynn that includes 15 weeks of shows a year in the Encore theater, a venue that seats about 1,500.
Brooks, the best-selling solo act in history, plays Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays of select weeks. His first run at the venue started Dec. 11.
Garth Brooks acknowledges the crowd during opening ceremonies for the BOK Center arena in this Aug. 30, 2008, file photo. STEPHEN HOLMAN/Tulsa World file