It’s Garth Brook’s encore at the Encore Theatre at the Encore Las Vegas. It’s the last of his five-star shows at a five-star hotel. The lines just keep coming as fans and hotel owner Steve Wynn prepare for the most dominant recording artist of the 1990s’ last show of his storied three year residency at the sister casino to the Wynn Las Vegas.
There are rumors of Garth Brooks tickets for performances outside of the Strip, but the most that have been announced are one-off performances to celebrate anniversaries or to play for great causes. Yet, the whispers of an actual tour remain in the background and his many fans, some of whom will lucky enough to see this final Wynn Hotel performance on November 17, 2012, will be awaiting the announcement of such a tour.
Brooks retired to spend more time with his family as he did not want to be an absentee father and his incredible success over the course of the 1990s. He is the forefather of modern country, appealing to audiences younger than 35 two decades ago and saving a troubled music genre from dwindling and spirally into obscurity once the much older fan base would begin dying off. So, he put down the guitar, took off the black hat, and shut down the pyrotechnics to watch his children grow.
Well, with his youngest daughter, Allie Colleen, set to begin college in the next couple of years, Garth Brooks himself announced the intention to begin touring again. This would certainly be one of the greatest comeback concert tours of all time, and it could all start on November 17, 2012 with an announcement at the end of a residency the Las Vegas Weekly has deemed the “best thing on any Vegas stage”.