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Garth Brooks Announces New Concert Dates For September, October and November 2010
Tickets on Sale Saturday, June 19 at 10 a.m. PT through Ticketmaster
Garth Brooks has performed to sold-out crowds and rave reviews at the intimate Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas. Tickets for the next series of highly anticipated concerts will go on sale on Saturday, June 19 at 10 a.m. PT. Tickets are $125 plus fees and tax.
The key to his record-setting success lies within the personality and talent of Garth Brooks. It has been said that through the 1990s, Garth's only real competition was himself. He brought daring individualism and a love of music to the table. His wide range encompasses a variety of styles which include working-class blues, honky tonk, bluegrass and arena rock. His easy-going, approachable charisma was matched only by his fearless willingness to take chances and step outside the lines. He has had an unprecedented run so far, and opened the doors for many more country artists to follow.
Garth Brooks has received every accolade the recording industry can bestow on an artist, including two Grammys, 17 American Music Awards, 11 Country Music Association Awards, 18 Academy of Country Music Awards, five World Music Awards, 12 People's Choice Awards and 36 Billboard Music Awards. He was named "Artist of the '90s" at the 1997 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, received the Artist Achievement Award at the 1997 Billboard Music Awards and was named "Artist of the Decade" at the American Music Awards in 2000 and the Academy of Country Music Awards in 1999.
In the midst of one of the most successful careers in music history, Garth retired in 2001, delivered his last record for Capitol Records and moved back to Oklahoma to raise his children. While in retirement, when called upon by events greater than his own self-interest, he returned to the stage. The latest of these was when the President himself requested that Garth headline President Obama's Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial. He performed as Barack and Michelle Obama, their girls, Joe and Jill Biden and a crowd of over 300,000 lined the mall from the Lincoln Memorial all the way to the Washington Monument.
It was a moment in history when all did the "wave" to Garth's performance of "Shout" while the President sang along. Once again, Garth was called upon by the network to perform for President Obama's very first late night TV appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. When the Governor of California asked for Garth's help, he responded by performing five concerts in two days, where proceeds from 83,000 tickets sold were donated to efforts to prevent fire catastrophes. Portions of the live concerts were shown as a TV special, "Garth Brooks: Live in L.A." where viewers donated to the organization Fire Intervention Relief Effort (FIRE).
Oct. 15, 2009, Brooks announced that he was out of retirement: "I am naturally nervous, but it feels good to be out from under the low ceiling of 'retirement' I put on myself." Brooks has entered a five-year "relationship" with Las Vegas resort developer, Steve Wynn.
About Wynn Resorts: Wynn Resorts, Limited (NASDAQ:WYNN) is traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the ticker symbol WYNN and is part of the S&P 500 and NASDAQ-100 Indexes. Wynn Resorts owns and operates Wynn Las Vegas (www.wynnlasvegas.com), Encore (www.encorelasvegas.com) and Wynn Macau (www.wynnmacau.com). Wynn Las Vegas, a luxury hotel and destination casino resort located on the Las Vegas Strip features 2,716 luxurious guest rooms and suites, an approximately 111,000 square foot casino, 22 food and beverage outlets, an on-site 18-hole golf course, approximately 223,000 square feet of meeting space, an on-site Ferrari and Maserati dealership, and approximately 74,000 square feet of retail space.
We opened Encore, an expansion of Wynn Las Vegas on December 22, 2008. Encore is located immediately adjacent to Wynn Las Vegas and features a 2,034 all-suite hotel, approximately 72,000 square foot casino, 12 food and beverage outlets, a night club, a spa and salon, approximately 60,000 square feet of meeting space and approximately 27,000 square feet of upscale retail outlets.
Wynn Macau is a destination casino resort in the Macau Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China and currently features 600 deluxe hotel rooms and suites, an approximately 205,000 square foot casino, casual and fine dining in six restaurants, approximately 46,000 square feet of retail space, a health club, pool and spa, along with lounges and meeting facilities.
Encore at Wynn Macau opened on April 21, 2010. This resort is an expansion of Wynn Macau which adds a fully-integrated resort hotel with approximately 410 luxury suites and four villas along with restaurants, additional retail space and gaming space.
The 'Thunder Rolls' Into Wal-Mart With Garth Brooks Multi-Year Venture
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) announced an exclusive multi-year agreement with singer/songwriter Garth Brooks that will include all Wal-Mart stores, SAM'S CLUB locations and online.
Brooks, who introduced country music to new audiences and achieved multi-platinum status in doing so, retired from public performing in 2001 and remains retired. Garth Brooks is the all- time biggest-selling solo artist and has taken 25 singles to the number one position on the country charts.
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. operates Wal-Mart Stores, Supercenters, Neighborhood Markets and SAM'S CLUB locations in the United States. Internationally, the company operates in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Korea and the United Kingdom.
The company's securities are listed on the New York and Pacific stock exchanges under the symbol WMT.
Source: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.