Garth Brooks confirms 2014 world tour on 'Good Morning America'
Finally, after months of beating around the bush and playing with fans' minds, Garth Brooks has come out with it: He'll be going on a world tour beginning in 2014. The announcement came while Brooks was appearing on Good Morning America in support of his new compilation Blame It On My Roots. Although we have no evidence to support his claims, if we can't take Brooks' word for what it's worth, what can we?
Brooks started the interview by deflecting talk of a tour as he has typically done in the past. When host Robin Roberts pressed him about his new compilation, as well as a few recently announced dates in Las Vegas that will feature Brooks and his band, the country star played it cool.
"I would love to, but at 52 I'm worried it's the wheelchair-and-walker kind of tour," he quipped. Roberts pressed on, before easing up on the gas. Something in Brooks' sense of public relations snapped, and he came with it.
"You know what, since it's you and since we've had a history forever, let's announce it. We're going on a world tour in 2014," Brooks said "I can't believe I just did that, but you are a doll."
Unfortunately, the actual dates and locations weren't revealed by Brooks. Although he did clarify that it would be a "world tour," we figure he's got a lot of the United States to swing by first. All of this is conjecture of course, as the only dates Brooks has scheduled for 2014 thus far are his few shows at the Wynn Las Vegas during early January.
One thing that Brooks did make clear: Whenever and wherever he tours to, fans can expect guest appearances from his wife, fellow country performer Trisha Yearwood.