View Full Version : Garth Brooks To Headline At Wynn
10-16-2009, 03:34 AM
LAS VEGAS -- A country superstar is planning on coming out of retirement to be a headliner at the Wynn.
Garth Brooks will play in the theater that was to have been the permanent home of the late Danny Gans, according to Norm Clarke of the Las Vegas Review-Journal and other sources
Steve Wynn bought a private plane for Garth to use, to limit his time away from his family.
10-16-2009, 09:04 AM
I guess that's nice for Garth Brooks fans. Or for Vegas fans.
I'm starting to like Mr. Wynn after the intellectual bitchslap he put on Granholm.
10-17-2009, 10:49 PM
Garth was able to set the ticket prices & gets to keep the jet after the five year gig.
He will be replacing the late Danny Gans. Only one ticket price, for the acoustic concert the 1500 seat Encore Theater.
I never thought much about Garth, until I seen a couple of his interviews & learned of his dedication to his family.
If Garth Brooks and Steve Wynn had anything close to a sticking point, ticket prices might have been the issue.
"This is where we really went at it," Brooks said Thursday.
But that as well as all the other details were sorted out leading the biggest-selling solo performer of all time to end his retirement with an extended engagement at the Wynn Las Vegas.
Brooks admitted he wanted cheaper tickets. He charged $35 for his first Las Vegas show, in 1991 at the Desert Inn, which stood where the Wynn does now.
The Wynn Resorts CEO said he told Brooks: "If you charge $25, someone in Las Vegas might think there's something wrong with you, you lost your voice or something."
Brooks eventually caved. But he made Wynn promise to set every seat at the same price and to reserve only 200 seats per show for hotel and casino VIPs.
"I've always been a one-ticket-price person," Brooks said.
Brooks' five-year residency of weekend acoustic shows at Wynn Las Vegas begins on Dec. 11.
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