There are a ton of reasons why Garth Brooks fans have reason to believe that the country legend will go on tour during 2014. It's been more than 12 years since he's toured (although he did do a stand in Las Vegas), but all the signs are pointing to Brooks hitting the road next year. Here's a shortlist of evidence:
Mysterious statements from the performer
Brooks sent an e-mail to all those who have applied for updates from the musician. It read: "The sevens have aligned. It has begun...Thank you for believing...love, g."
This is either the suggestion of an upcoming tour, or a prophesy of doom from an H.P. Lovecraft short story. We presume it's the first, although the latter might be awesome?
His children are all grown-up
Brooks previously announced that he had quit touring until his kids are out of school. His youngest child, Allie, will graduate during 2014.
At least one publication says it has proof this is happening
Country Music Tattletale, a TMZ-like website focusing on the country music genre, claimed in an article earlier this month that Brooks will be going on a tour AND releasing new music next year. The site, being TMZ-like, only listed "sources" as the source of their information, but it doesn't seem like anyone is bringing legal action.
His wife has said this is probably going to happen
Brooks' wife, fellow country performer Trisha Yearwood, had previously told reporters that she and her husband would be working on a duets record together, and a tour would accompany it. The duets idea seems to have gotten nixed, based on Tattletale's addressing of the suggestion, but perhaps Yearwood would still be game for a tour with her hubby.