Ten months into his first tour in 13 years, Garth Brooks is giving his concerts a facelift.
When he returns to your road in Dallas September 17th, the nation icon will disclose a revamped stage set-up for his shows with wife Trisha Yearwood. “We took a lot of talks about what’s working, completely got rid of the things that weren’t, and we’re developing a brand new look,” Brooks tells Dallas country station 102.3 Blake FM. “We’re gonna redesign that whole video world. The wings with the stage can be a little different and also the set list starts to belong to the sweet spot. Being around that long, doing spanning a 100 shows for this tour to date, it’s needs to [reach] the sweet spot, but this redesign we’re anxious about, so we’re bringing a completely new look.”
Even if fans have noticed Brooks in concert since he resumed touring last September, he tells they can expect newer and more effective surprises. “If anyone found Tulsa or right down to Houston, or older to New Orleans, this is likely to be an alternative look compared to what they saw,” he tells.
Brooks has sold over 100,000 tickets to his seven shows at Dallas’ American Airlines Center, breaking his previous Dallas arena record of 50,213 tickets when he played Reunion Arena in 1998. Brooks and Dallas possess a love affair that returns several decades. His first NBC special, This Is Garth Brooks, was taped with the city’s Reunion Arena in 1991 as well as the follow-up, This is Garth Brooks, Too!, was filmed at Texas Stadium in 1992.
Brooks’ show continues to be averaging over two hours, though the time flies by for him, he tells Rolling Stone Country. “Truthfully, it feels as though about ten mins and that’s what you wish because then you already know you’re not worrying about anything, you aren’t thinking about anything, you’re just following a heart,” he states. “And this is when live shows, in my opinion, get fantastic.”
So far, Brooks has sold a lot more than 2.5 million tickets, playing as much as 11 shows in certain cities to fulfill demand. The U.S. portion from the tour lasts through 2017, he admits that, but can be continued after he plays in Europe. After this sort of long hiatus, Brooks is within no rush to consider a break again. “I can’t adequate places to experiment with,” he states. “If we are through with this particular American leg high are some cities available that we’re going, ‘You understand what? How do you complete a tour without these cities?’. . . then I think we extend the American leg or go back and finish it, without a doubt.”