Garth Brooks has been playing with fans minds for a while now. There is a feeling in the air, and has been for a long time now, that Brooks will inevitably go on tour for the first time in more than 12 years during 2014. Reasons why: Brooks played the last scheduled show of his Las Vegas residency on Friday at the Wynn Las Vegas (the broadcast proved there's interest in Brooks still: The concert brought in 8.7 million views, making it Black Friday's biggest draw). He's released a number of mystery messages on his website, and his wife-performer Trisha Yearwood-has hinted that a tour is forthcoming.
So it was easy to get excited when Brooks went to make an announcement on Monday.
Brooks has planned some shows for 2014. Unfortunately, at least for the time being, they only consist of a few more gigs at the Wynn. The gig will consist of four shows on January 3-4, titled "Garth Brooks: The Man, His Band and His Music." The difference between these shows and the residency he just finished up is that now he'll have his original band backing him.
"I've been itching for the chance to bring my band to Vegas to play this room," Brooks said in his press release. "I can't wait. Steve Wynn told me I could use the theater anytime. I asked him when I could start and his response was, 'How about New Year's Eve?'"
So no, still no Brooks tour for 2014. As mentioned before, there'd be plenty of interest if there was. Not only did Brooks dominate airwaves on Black Friday, his compilation Garth Brooks: Blame It On My Roots sold in droves as well during its post-Thanksgiving debut. We're still betting on a tour by year's end however. Right now, the performer is just messing with our heads, just like he did with Chris Gaines.