Garth Brooks Las Vegas Residency Coming to an End
Garth Brooks will end his three-year residency at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas next month.
The one-man show, which Las Vegas Weekly once called “the best thing on any Vegas stage… EVER,” featured just Brooks and an acoustic guitar. The final show will be November 17.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Wynn,” Brooks said in a press release announcing the end of the run. “Mr. Wynn told me that the Wynn audiences were some of the best in the world and he was right. As for Steve Wynn, he is one of the smartest guys I have ever had the pleasure of talking to or listening to. He does everything top notch and is the easiest and best boss I have ever worked for. I just love him!”
Wynn, who is Chairman and CEO of Wynn Resorts, returned the kind words in the statement.
“I have always thought of Garth Brooks as a brother and this will always be a home for him,” Wynn said. “Personally, I’ve never stopped being amazed at Garth’s talent, nor have I ever stopped admiring the wonderful balance that he has maintained as a father and a superstar. He is to me, the rarest of all combinations: incredibly gifted and a man of great character.”
The press release also reveals that Brooks plans to film the one-man show next summer, though it doesn’t specify if it will be recorded at the Wynn Hotel. Brooks came out of retirement to begin the residency in 2009, and the gig also came with a jet given to Brooks by Wynn.
In other Brooks news, he will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame later this month. The induction will take place in Nashville on October 21. Brooks has hinted that he may stage a full-on comeback album and/or tour once his youngest child leaves for college, which will happen in 2014.