The man who helped Steve Wynn reclaim his title as the savior of Las Vegas; Garth Brooks is coming back to Las Vegas to perform in the new Las Vegas Arena. The biggest-selling solo recording artist ever is set to bring his world tour to Las Vegas Arena for shows from July 2-4. Four performances in all: 7 p.m. July 2, 7 and 10:30 p.m. July 3 and 5 p.m. July 4.
Not counting his three-year acoustic residency at the Wynn/Encore, the last time Garth Brooks performed in concert in Las Vegas were four sold-out shows at the Thomas & Mack Center in 1998.
(See: 2009- Garth is in The House!)
This is Las Vegas, in a brand new, high-tech arena and this is would be a full-blown Garth Brooks concert, so we would expect nothing less than the best from the man.
In the news release issued today, Brooks said, “Vegas has to be different. The city, the venue and the people demand it. With the help of the city itself, this run of shows will be a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ experience.”
As an example of the record-setting ticket sales for his concerts, Garth recently played in Phoenix, where the demand was so great that they added two more shows, selling more than 60,000 tickets. (adding shows to a location is not uncommon on his latest tour.) This broke his 1996 record of 53,248 tickets sold for shows at the American West Arena. .
The event schedule for the new arena is filling up fast and Garth is not the only musical superstar announcing performances there:
- George Strait has a series of shows starting in April of 2016 and going into 2017 (tickets)
- Dixie Chicks reunion tour hits on July 16 (tickets)
- Janet Jackson comes into the Las Vegas Arena May 14 (tickets)