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Brooks goes on and on, and so does his schedule

Monday, February 22, 2010 – Two hours after finishing another show at the Encore Theater at Wynn in Las Vegas on Friday, Feb. 12, the lights came up, Garth Brooks went backstage to have dinner. Around 15 minutes later, a stagehand came back and told Brooks the audience was still there, standing like they were when he left the stage.

Brooks went out to check it himself, and the whole crowd was still standing. Brooks grabbed his guitar, walked back out on stage and played another 45 minutes. "I've never seen anything like it in my career," Brooks said.

Brooks is staging another round of solo shows at the Las Vegas venue with tickets on Sale Saturday, Feb. 27 at 8 a.m. Pacific. Tickets are $125 plus service charge and tax ($143 total).

Concert dates are:

March 26, 27, 28

April 9, 10, 11

June 25, 26, 27

July 16, 17, 18

August 6, 7, 8

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

Tickets may be booked by calling 702.770.1000 or online at www.wynnlasvegas.com/boxoffice. 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 Feb. 27.


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