Garth Brooks' final Vegas show to broadcast on CBS
Unless you're among a lucky few, you probably haven't seen Garth Brooks perform live in recent years. Although the country icon has stuck his head out to play charity events, including a fundraiser for Oklahoma tornado relief this summer, Brooks has stuck mainly to playing gigs at the Wynn Las Vegas for the last three years. Even if you haven't been able to get out to Nevada to see Brooks, fans will get the chance to check out one of his shows next month.
CBS will broadcast Brooks' final concert from Wynn's Encore Theatre in a special titled Garth Brooks, Live From Las Vegas. The showing will air on November 29, the day after Thanksgiving.
Although there's no indication what Brooks will play during his on-air set, his performances at the Wynn have been a healthy combination of his hits (Brooks charted 36 top 10 hits on the country charts between 1989-'98) and covers of influences, ranging from Merle Haggard to Otis Redding.
Perhaps more intriguing to fans is what Brooks plans on doing when he's done with his stay at the Wynn. Earlier in the month, the performer sent a mysterious message to followers that led many to believe that something big was in the works.
"The sevens have aligned. It has begun...Thank you for believing...love, g," he wrote.
That could, literally, mean anything. However many would like to believe that Brooks will go back on tour in 2014. He announced his retirement from touring during 2001, and said he would refrain until his kids were done with school. His youngest daughter graduates this year.
Fans might be in for a big announcement during the November TV special.