Monday, February 22, 2010


GARTH BROOKS ANNOUNCES NEW CONCERT DATES
FOR WYNN LAS VEGAS

GARTH BROOKS FOUND THE AUDIENCE STANDING
RIGHT WHERE HE LEFT THEM!
After two hours of playing on stage at the Encore Theater at Wynn on Friday, February 12, the lights came up, the show was over and Garth Brooks went backstage to have dinner. Around fifteen minutes went by when a stagehand came back and told Garth he wouldn’t believe it, but the audience was still there, standing like they were when he left the stage. Thinking he was joking, Garth went out to check it himself and it was no joke, the whole crowd was still standing, the entire crowd. Having such a loyal fan base and wanting to return their adoration, Garth grabbed his guitar, walked back out on stage and played another 45 minutes! Afterwards, Garth was quoted as saying:“I’ve never seen anything like it in my career.”
 

Tickets on Sale Saturday, February 27 at 8 a.m. PT

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 22, 2010 — Garth Brooks has performed to sold out crowds and rave reviews at the intimate Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas. Tickets for the next series of highly anticipated concerts will go on sale Saturday, February 27 at 8 a.m. PT. Tickets are $125 plus service charge and tax ($143 total).

Concert Dates:  
March 26, 27, 28
April 9, 10, 11       
June 25, 26, 27
July 16, 17, 18       
August 6, 7, 8

Concert times: 
Fridays 8 p.m., Saturdays 8 p.m. & 10:30 p.m., Sundays 8 p.m.

Tickets may be booked by calling 702.770.1000 or online at www.wynnlasvegas.com/boxofficePlease note that the name for each individual ticket holder must be provided at time of purchase for the transaction to be completed. Tickets will not be available for purchase at the Wynn Box Office on February 27. 

Garth concert-goers are invited to make a priority reservation for rooms and suites at Wynn │Encore. Room rates start a $209.00/night and include a $100.00 resort credit. 

UNAUTHORIZED TICKET SALES
Specific measures have been put in place in an effort to ensure that the tickets for concerts are accessible to fans at face value and through authorized sales channels exclusively. Fans are discouraged from purchasing tickets through unauthorized channels as these tickets will be cancelled. Wynn is committed to developing and implementing new and improved measures to combat scalping until such a time that the illegal activity ceases. Suspect activity will be investigated and forwarded to authorities for prosecution.  

Please note the following booking procedures and rules and regulations:  
  • At time of purchase, the full name of each person attending the concert must be provided in order to complete the transaction. No changes will be permitted after completion of the order.  
  • Limit 4 concert tickets per order or per person or per credit card. 
  • Tickets will be available for pick-up at Will Call at Wynn Las Vegas after 12 p.m. PT on the day of the concert upon presentation of valid photo I.D., confirmation number and actual credit card used for payment. Under no circumstance will tickets be distributed in advance.
  • Tickets will be available for pick-up at Will Call at Wynn Las Vegas after 1 p.m. PT on the day of the concert.  Tickets are not available in advance.
  • Purchaser will be required to show valid photo ID, confirmation number and actual credit card used for payment. Each individual ticket holder must be present with purchaser to collect tickets upon presentation of valid photo ID. Individual names will be printed on each ticket. 
  • Tickets must be picked up no later than one-hour prior to show time or will be subject to cancellation with no refund.
  • The age limit for concerts is five years or older; anyone under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult.  
  • Cellular phones, cameras, flash photography and audio/video recording devices are not permitted inside the theater.  If you use any of these devices you will be escorted out of the theater.
  • All ticket sales are final and are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Visit www.visitwynn.com/terms/garthtickets for a complete list of terms and conditions.


About Garth Brooks
Certified by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) as the #1-selling solo artist in U.S. history, Garth Brooks has sold in excess of 128 million albums. He is the only solo artist in RIAA history to have six albums top the 10 million mark. His most recent release, The Ultimate Hits, has been certified five times platinum. Garth became the first artist to put out a simultaneous edition of his latest collection for a charitable cause. November 6, 2007 saw the launch of the pink edition of The Ultimate Hits, available only at the Susan G. Komen Web site. His body of work — including the groundbreaking No Fences, Ropin’ The Wind, The Hits and Double Live — propelled country music as a genre to the front pages of newspapers worldwide and the covers of magazines, to the point where Forbes declared on its cover, “Country Conquers Rock,” and featured Garth in a major music piece. According to the RIAA, Garth Brooks is the top-selling solo artist of the 20th century.

The key to his record-setting success lies within the personality and talent of Garth Brooks. It has been said that through the 1990s, Garth’s only real competition was himself. He brought daring individualism and a love of music to the table. His wide range encompasses a variety of styles which include working-class blues, honky tonk, bluegrass and arena rock. His easy-going, approachable charisma was matched only by his fearless willingness to take chances and step outside the lines. He has had an unprecedented run so far, and opened the doors for many more country artists to follow.

Garth has received every accolade the recording industry can bestow on an artist, including  two Grammys, 17 American Music Awards, 11 Country Music Association Awards, 18 Academy of Country Music Awards, five World Music Awards, 12 People’s Choice Awards and 36 Billboard Music Awards. He was named “Artist of the ‘90s” at the 1997 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, received the Artist Achievement Award at the 1997 Billboard Music Awards and was named “Artist of the Decade” at the American Music Awards in 2000 and the Academy of Country Music Awards in 1999.

In the midst of one of the most successful careers in music history, Garth retired in 2001, delivered his last record for Capitol Records and moved back to Oklahoma to raise his children. While in retirement, when called upon by events greater than his own self-interest, he returned to the stage. The latest of these was when the President himself requested that Garth headline President Obama's Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial. He performed as Barack and Michelle Obama, their girls, Joe and Jill Biden and a crowd of over 300,000 lined the mall from the Lincoln Memorial all the way to the Washington Monument. It was a moment in history when all did the "wave" to Garth's performance of "Shout" while the President sang along. Once again, Garth was called upon by the network to perform for President Obama’s very first late night TV appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. When the Governor of California asked for Garth's help, he responded by performing five concerts in two days, where proceeds from 83,000 tickets sold were donated to efforts to prevent fire catastrophes. Portions of the live concerts were shown as a TV special, "Garth Brooks: Live in L.A.” where viewers donated to the organization Fire Intervention Relief Effort (FIRE).

Oct. 15, 2009, Brooks announced that he was out of retirement: "I am naturally nervous, but it feels good to be out from under the low ceiling of ‘retirement’ I put on myself."  Brooks has entered a five-year “relationship” with Las Vegas resort developer, Steve Wynn.

For more information visit garthbrooks.com.

About Wynn Resorts
Wynn Resorts, Limited is traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the ticker symbol WYNN and is part of the S&P 500 and NASDAQ-100 Indexes. Wynn Resorts owns and operates Wynn Las Vegas (www.wynnlasvegas.com), Encore (www.encorelasvegas.com) and Wynn Macau (www.wynnmacau.com). Wynn Las Vegas, a luxury hotel and destination casino resort located on the Las Vegas Strip features 2,716 luxurious guest rooms and suites, an approximately 111,000 square foot casino, 22 food and beverage outlets, an on-site 18-hole golf course, approximately 223,000 square feet of meeting space, an on-site Ferrari and Maserati dealership, and approximately 74,000 square feet of retail space.

Encore, the new signature resort in the Wynn collection, opened December 22, 2008. Encore is located immediately adjacent to Wynn Las Vegas and features 2,034 suites, approximately 72,000 square foot casino, 12 food and beverage outlets, a night club, a spa and salon, approximately 60,000 square feet of meeting space and approximately 27,000 square feet of upscale retail outlets.

Wynn Macau is a destination casino resort in the Macau Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China and currently features 600 deluxe hotel rooms and suites, approximately 205,000 square foot casino, casual and fine dining in five restaurants, approximately 46,000 square feet of retail space, a health club, pool and spa, along with lounges and meeting facilities. 

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