Music news: After Vegas stint, Brooks may be eyeing new live tour
BY JASON ASHLEY WRIGHT World Scene Writer
Thursday, November 22, 2012
11/22/12 at 6:02 AM
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports this week that Oklahoma's Garth Brooks will tour again, his first live outing in more than 15 years.
Brooks ended a three-year stint in Vegas last weekend.
Brooks has always promised that he'd wait until his youngest child graduated high school before he'd tour again. Guess what - yep, it'll happen in 2014.
"He's itching to get started on the world tour," said Steve Wynn, the Las Vegas hotelier who booked Brooks for his 184-show stint there, reports the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Brooks told the Las Vegas Sun in an exclusive interview after his last Vegas show: "I'd like to come back here one more time and film the show. It's very sweet of Steve to say I can come back any time I want. I'll take him up on it. This room is the greatest on the planet."
The secretive Brooks also hinted to the Sun that he's working with filmmaker Martin Scorsese to - maybe - stage a television version of Brooks' solo show.
Have stars Jake Pavelka and Kristin Chenoweth found love off-camera?
"The Bachelor" reality TV star was recently seen in public with Broadway star, actress and Broken Arrow native Chenoweth, say multiple news outlets.
The pair were spotted multiple times in west Hollywood in recent weeks, reports everyone from Perez Hilton to msnNOW news.
To quote one star news site: "Life & Style can reveal the pair are secretly dating." Well, that cat's out of the bag now, isn't it.
Chenoweth is 44, the beau is 34.
Blake makes the list
"Magic Mike" star Channing Tatum may top People magazine's 2012 "Sexiest Man Alive" list, but between its covers, fans also will see Oklahoma country star Blake Shelton.
Other sexy men in the issue include Tatum's "Magic Mike" co-star Matt Bomer, as well as Ben Affleck, Aaron Paul, Jon Stewart, Edward Norton, David Beckham, Ryan Gosling, Max Greenfield and others.
Shelton reps Oklahoma in the "United States of Sexy" list, y'all.
The special double issue is on newsstands now.
Broken Arrow throwback rock 'n' roller JD McPherson will bring his old-school, rockabilly and blues-tinged sound to the "Late Show with David Letterman" on Dec. 4.
Also, he's announced another hometown tour stop, Feb. 23 at Cain's Ballroom. Tickets start at $15, plus fees. Learn more about that show at tulsaworld.com/cains
Plus, he's released a limited edition 7-inch vinyl single (500 copies!) of "North Side Gal," with a rare version of "Abigail Blue," written during his time in local band The Starkweather Boys.
See videos for "Abigail Blue," "North Side Gal" and "Fire Bug" and learn how to get your hands on the limited-edition 7-inch at tulsaworld.com/barrelhousebeat Also, visit his official website at tulsaworld.com/jd
"It seems as if Colourmusic (is) ... making the kind of music that turns all of their white light and their white energy into drastic flares of rich hues," says Daytrotter of Stillwater psychedelic noise-rocker Colourmusic.
The band recently got together for a session over at the Daytrotter studios and have shared it with the world. Learn more and find the music link at tulsaworld.com/barrelhousebeat
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