The Biggest Selling Solo Artist in American History Is Bringing the Biggest Selling Tour in the World to the Entertainment Capital of the World; This Is Going to be Epic!
Garth Brooks to Perform at New Las Vegas Arena July 2 – 4, 2016
LAS VEGAS (November 30, 2015) – The biggest selling solo artist in American history is bringing the biggest selling tour in the world to the Entertainment Capital of the World. Garth Brooks announced today he will return to Las Vegas for exclusive performances at the new Las Vegas Arena scheduled to open April 2016. Brooks, who in 2015 has sold more tickets than any other artist in the world, will create a live music experience unique to Las Vegas when he performs multiple shows for his fans July 2-4. The July 2 show is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., the July 3 performances are at 7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. and the July 4 show will begin at 5 p.m. These concerts further enhance the strong lineup for the city’s newest entertainment venue.
Lucky fans will have an opportunity to purchase tickets through a pre-sale offered by American Express® and other selected partners Friday, Dec. 4 at 10 a.m. PT through Thursday, Dec. 10 at 10 p.m PT. All tickets priced at $85 inclusive of taxes and service charges go on sale to the general public Friday, Dec. 11 at 10 a.m. PT via www.garthvegas.com or by calling (855) 411-4849. Ticket purchases are limited to eight (8) per person and subject to availability. All seats sold best available. For more information go to www.garthvegas.com.
Brooks has committed to making the Las Vegas shows a fan experience unlike any other on his world tour. He will create artistic components for his performances utilizing the Las Vegas Arena’s advanced production elements while taking advantage of the venue’s many entertainment spaces, highlighted by the adjacent two-acre Toshiba Plaza. Additionally, the entire Las Vegas resort community will support Brooks’ return through a schedule of specially created promotional events to be announced in the near future.
“We are truly honored that Garth Brooks will perform a unique series of live concerts during the Las Vegas Arena’s opening season,” said Rick Arpin, senior vice president of entertainment and development for MGM Resorts International. “Garth has delighted fans for years and we are thrilled that his loyal supporters in Las Vegas and around the world will have the opportunity to see this one-of-a-kind performance combined with a city-wide celebration. This announcement proves yet again that Las Vegas is the Entertainment Capital of the World.”
Garth Brooks said, “Vegas HAS to be different. The city, the venue and the people demand it. With the help of the city, itself, this run of shows will be a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ experience.”
Bob Newman, president, AEG Facilities, said, “We are excited to bring one of the world’s most iconic artists to what has already proven to be one of the world’s most sought after venues. Knowing that Garth is planning something very special as part of our opening season will truly make his appearances even more unforgettable.”
About Garth Brooks
Garth Brooks is certified by the RIAA as the No. 1-selling solo artist in U.S. history with over 136 million albums and is currently on the biggest selling tour in the world, according to Pollstar. He has received every accolade the recording industry can bestow on an artist.
In 2001, Garth retired and moved back to Oklahoma to raise his children. In 2008, The President Elect, himself, requested that Garth headline President Obama’s Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial. A crowd of over 300,000 did the “wave” to Garth’s performance of “Shout” while the President sang along. That same year, at the request of the Governor of California, Garth performed five concerts in two days, a feat believed to have never before been attempted by any artist. F.I.R.E., an organization created to provide financial help to recent fire victims and support the future of fire fighting in the state of California, received proceeds from 83,000 tickets sold. Portions of the live concerts were shown as a TV special, “Garth Brooks: Live in L.A.” allowing viewers to donate as well.
In December 2010, Garth finished an astonishing nine sold out concerts in six days to raise money for the flood relief efforts in Tennessee. ABC World News Tonight declared Garth The Person of the Week and the Mayor of Nashville announced that this was a record December for downtown Nashville merchants due to the over 145,000 who attended the concerts.
In January 2012, he was named the bestselling artist of the last two decades by Billboard, Nielson and Soundscan with a whopping 68.5 million sales. Brooks also sold out his recent appearance at the 100th anniversary of the Calgary Stampede. The sellout of 15,000+ seats happened in less than a minute. Garth was recently inducted into the International Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York as well as the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. In October he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Performing for his induction were his heroes George Strait, James Taylor and Bob Seger.
On November 29th, 2013, Garth took the night with almost nine million viewers watching his CBS special “Live From Las Vegas.” That very day Garth released his new boxed set, Blame It All On My Roots, which debuted for the 13th time in Garth’s career at No. 1 on the country charts. The boxed set also rose to the top of the Billboard 200 Chart making it the 9th time Garth has been able to achieve that feat.
Garth’s performance of “Friends in Low Places,” was the last thing heard on The Tonight Show as Jay Leno ended his 22 year reign as The Tonight Show host.
On July 15th, 2014, Garth announced the three-year Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood. On September 3rd, 2014, Garth released a new single, “People Loving People.” It was his first new single since 2008. The very next day, September 4th, Garth began his 11 sold out shows at the Allstate Arena in Chicago. In 1998, Garth set the concert ticket sales records for every city on the tour. This time he has already beaten his own records. In Portland, Garth celebrated his 100th show on the world tour and two million in ticket sales. The next day he traveled to Dallas to perform at the 50th anniversary ACM Awards and receive the Milestone Award.
Garth’s ninth studio album, MAN AGAINST MACHINE, was released November 11th. It was his first new studio album in 13 years. It became the 14th time in Garth’s career that one of his albums debuted at No. 1 on the country charts where it remained for seven non-consecutive weeks. The second single off the album, “Mom,” became the inspiration for a Good Morning America contest encouraging viewers to send in videos nominating their mother or friend’s mother to be surprised by Garth serenading them at their door.
About Las Vegas Arena
Las Vegas Arena is a privately funded $375 million indoor arena set to open in April 2016. The 20,000-seat venue, located west of the Las Vegas Strip between New York-New York and Monte Carlo, is expected to host more than 100 events annually, including UFC, boxing, hockey, basketball and other sporting events, major headline entertainment, awards shows, family shows and special events. Las Vegas’ newest landmark will feature 50 luxury suites, more than two dozen private loge boxes, complete broadcast facilities, and other specially designed exclusive hospitality offerings and fan amenities destined to create a guest experience second to none. The Arena has partnered with international iconic brands Coca-Cola, Schneider Electric and Toshiba American Business Solutions Inc., as the venue’s first “Founding Partners.” These Founding Partners will introduce and brand signature fan initiatives, displays and interactive spaces including Toshiba Plaza, an adjacent two-acre entertainment space which will feature a performance stage, a variety of video screens and other interactive content and display areas. Industry-leading architect Populous designed the venue to meet the U.S. Green Building Council’s standards for LEED® Gold Certification. Las Vegas Arena is a joint venture between AEG and MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information visit the Las Vegas Arena website at www.arenalasvegas.com.