There have been hints floating around for some time that Garth Brooks may return to touring in 2014, and now it looks like a world tour may in fact be in the works for 14.
Brooks just wrapped up a three-year residency at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas, and the hotel’s owner, Steve Wynn broke the news about the 2014 tour.
“He’s itching to get started on the world tour,” Wynn said of Brooks in an interview with the Las Vegas Journal. Wynn also said that planning for the new touring project started six months ago, and that the new tour will develop a “new genre.” Wynn says working on the tour is Kenny Ortega, who orchestrated Michael Jackson’s comeback tour as well as Michael Curry, a master puppet designer who designed the puppets used in the Broadway musical version of “The Lion King.”
“It’s an idea that hasn’t been seen here before,” Wynn continued.
Brooks hasn’t been on a world tour since 2000, and said that he would not return to touring until his daughters all graduate from high school. He only has one child left in school, and she is scheduled to graduate in 2014. However, Brooks has not confirmed any plans.
Throughout the three-year residency, Brooks performed 184 one-man acoustic shows at the Wynn’s Encore Theater. More than 300,000 fans witnessed the show throughout its run.
Brooks also hasn’t confirmed if he will release any new music, though he did hint that there may be some in the pipeline to the Huffington Post last month when he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
“You talk about songwriters, the great ones can birth a career, but the greatest ones can bring life back into one,” he said. “So we’ll be looking hard for songs just to see what the future might hold for us.”