Garth Brooks Admits Surprise At Success Of His Las Vegas Residency

Garth Brooks is back in Las Vegas, after just launching his Garth Brooks/Plus ONE, at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The dates for 2023 have already sold out, with new dates just announced for 2024. Brooks, who previously had a residency in Las Vegas from the end of 2009 to the beginning of 2014, already hints that he might now be part of the Las Vegas scene for a long, long time.

“I plan on being here till they throw me out, so we’ll see how long that is,” Brooks tells Good Morning America, adding that he knows that his show — with different guests, a very flexible set list, and a firm no cell phone policy — is a gamble.

“I’m hoping they get something here that they can’t get anywhere else,” Brooks says. “I think it’s a laboratory, because it’s a no phone, no video policy, which makes me go, ‘Here’s a song I was working on today.'”

Although committed to staying for however long he is invited, the Country Music Hall of Fame member is as surprised as anyone, and maybe more, that his initial run of dates sold out before opening night.

“It’s the fact that they show up is the surprise,” Brooks admits. “One of the greatest reviews I ever got was somebody that walked out that says, ‘I’m not sure what I just saw, but it was fantastic.'”

“I think I’m the best at having fun,” he adds. “A great entertainer is that guy that what they want to see is exactly what you want to do. That’s so lucky right there.”

The Plus ONE part of Brooks’ Las Vegas residency obviously indicates plenty of surprise guests, including likely his wife, Trisha Yearwood, who Brooks admits can upstage him — and anyone else.

“When Trisha Yearwood starts to sing, it’s something you’ve never seen before,” her proud husband boasts. “I have pulled her over after a show gone, ‘Look honey, can you make it look hard? Can you just make it look hard?'”

One thing is certain: Brooks takes his role of entertaining a crowd very, very seriously.

“When somebody buys a ticket, and receives something that money can’t buy — that’s hopefully when you’ve done what I think you’re down here to do,” Brooks says. “I just can’t believe this is happening.”

“It’s one of those things — I think I’ll go to my grave thinking this might be the only time God made a mistake,” he continues with a laugh. “How is this happening? How did people show up? I don’t see why they buy a ticket to a Garth Brooks show, but it’s so cool that they do.”

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