Garth Brooks set to tour in 2014
Fresh off a 3 year run at the Wynn Encore Theatre in Las Vegas and a prime time TV special, country music superstar, Garth Brooks, announced he will return to the road in 2014!
Garth Brooks the superstar.
Garth Brooks rose to super star status in the early to mid-nineties while bringing country music to new levels of popularity. The amazing success of his music, with chart topping singles like "Friends in Low Places", "The Dance", and "Thunder Rolls" were just the start. Brooks sold out huge area style concerts across the globe, breaking ticket sale and attendance records though out the 1990s. The Recording Industry Association of America has named Garth Brooks as the best-selling solo artist of the 20th century in America, and as of January 2012, Brooks officially passed the Beatles as the top-selling act of the past 20 years, moving 68.5 million units worldwide, almost 5 million more than the Beatles.
Garth in the 2000s
Before his 3 year run that has just wrapped at the Wynn Encore Theatre in Las Vegas Brooks had spent almost 10 years out of the spot light. He was mostly spending time at his home in Oklahoma, raising his 3 children; while his wife, also country music superstar, Trisha Yearwood, was continuing her amazing music career.
"Garth Brooks: Live From Las Vegas", which aired the night after Thanksgiving, dominated the ratings and with the recent release of a huge box set "Blame it All On My Roots", Garth is poised to have his name atop the Billboard charts for the first time in 12 years!
The 2014 Tour
On Monday, December 9th, 2013, Garth Brooks appeared on 'Good Morning America' to promote his album "Blame it All On My Roots". While there had been no previous announcement fans were anticipating something big after the TV special and the new album.
“You know what, since it’s you and since we’ve had a history forever, let’s announce it. We’re going on a world tour in 2014,” Brooks said. “I can’t believe I just did that...”
He went on to say “It sure feels good to get to throw your hat back in the ring,” Brooks continues. “All my babies are fine with it. Ms. Yearwood is fine with it. So now I get to do what I love to do, which is play music. I get to be with the person I want to be with, which is Ms. Yearwood.”
So 13 years after announcing his retirement, Garth Brooks is about to hit the road again, likely selling out areas across the world and once again proving why he is one of the top selling artists of all time. No tour details have been announced, but country music fans await the dates with baited breath, ready to see Garth take the stage once again.