Garth Brooks Vegas run ending
Started by CBB48Vegas on Wednesday, 3rd October 2012 6:03 pm
I seen a post on my Facebook today from Wynn that November would be the last shows that Garth is playing. I thought that his contract was for a couple more years, but I am probably wrong about that. I never got a chance to see him there so, I think it sucks that I always missed his shows out there by a week or so every trip. I didn't know if someone knew about this before today.
Last response by Okie21 4th October 9:29am
Okie21 responded on Wednesday, 3rd October 2012
Heard this today too. It saddens me. I've been 7 times since he has been playing, and every trip ended up missing by a week like yourself. I think the original agreement was for a longer time period, maybe 5 years, but it was kinda open to whatever Garth wanted. At least we're closer to him touring again!
adztheman responded on Thursday, 4th October 2012
Doubt if he'd tour..tour behind what? He hasn't released any new stuff in several years, and a lot of his fan base will never forgive him for his "Chris Gaines'' nonsense..
Wynn now has to figure out how to fill the space..wonder if they'll totally switch gears and see if one of hotter DJs wants to a residency or something..
donnymac66 replied on Thursday, 4th October 2012
If Garth decided to tour I doubt he would have trouble selling tickets. He did a show in Calgary last July and tickets sold out in under a minute.
Okie21 replied on Thursday, 4th October 2012
When the Wynn residency was announced, Garth made it clear that this was his way of easing into performing live again and that as soon as his kids graduated high school, he'd hit the road again. He would easily sell out stadium concerts, just like he has done in his last 10 stadium concerts. He makes a little music, but most people pay to see him perform his old stuff.
SalSagev responded on Thursday, 4th October 2012
Taking my wife to this show was my surprise gift on her 40th birthday back in 2010. She is a huge Garth fan and will be disappointed to hear this news. The show was good, just Garth with a guitar on a stool. His wife joined in on a few songs. No band or lighting effects or pyrotechnics or anything.
Shortly after we saw him in 2010, Wynn doubled the ticket price. Paying $500-plus for two people to see a man sitting on a stool strumming a guitar is obscene. We definitely would have gone back to see the show again, but not for that kind of money.
RobbieNomi responded on Thursday, 4th October 2012
Not surprised that Garth is pulling the plug early. From what I gather, he was pretty pissed at The Steve's price gauging of tickets. I understand that Brooks is worth every penny of the $200+ price, but this is a man who feels every fan should be able to buy a $25 ticket to experience their favorite artist. I'm gonna have to take Chris Gaines's side on this one.