Garth at Wynn

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Garth at Wynn
Residency by Garth Brooks
Garth at Wynn.jpg
Location Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Venue Encore Theatre
Associated album Blame It All on My Roots: Five Decades of Influences
Start date December 11, 2009 (2009-12-11)
End date January 4, 2014 (2014-01-04)
Legs 6
No. of shows 186
Garth Brooks concert chronology

Garth at Wynn is a concert residency by American country pop singer Garth Brooks at the Encore Theatre in Las Vegas. It began on December 11, 2009 and featured acoustic concerts with Brooks and Trisha Yearwood on periodic weekends until January 4, 2014. The first mulit-concert live performances by Brooks since 1998, the 186-show residency predominantly featured a set list designed to show Brooks' music influences. This prompted the release of Brooks' 2013 album, Blame It All on My Roots: Five Decades of Influences.

Background[edit]

Following his retirement from the music industry in 2002, Garth Brooks rarely performed outside occasional events, such as a series in Kansas City and benefit concerts in Los Angeles. Despite his original intention to remain officially retired until 2014, Brooks, along with wife Trisha Yearwood, received an offer from Steve Wynn to perform a residency show at his Encore Theatre in Las Vegas. Living in Oklahoma, Brooks agreed to perform on periodic weekends, provided the inclusion of a personal airplane for quick transportation to and from the venue.[1] Over time, the concerts became more and more influence-based, consisting of a set list featuring Brooks covering his most influential songs of the past, with a brief appearance by Yearwood.[2]

Although nearly all concerts of the residency featured Brooks performing acoustically, the final four concerts included Brooks' entire band.[3] This served as a transition for Brooks, going from a one-man acoustic show to his world tour, which began in September 2014.

Concert films and broadcasts[edit]

Concerts performed on May 24, 2013 were filmed for later branding as a DVD, Garth Brooks: Live at the Wynn, included with the purchase of Brooks' album, Blame It All on My Roots: Five Decades of Influences.[4] Additionally, the final concert of the acoustic residency on November 29, 2013 was filmed and broadcast live on CBS.[5] Titled Garth Brooks: Live from Las Vegas, the special was broadcast as promotion for Brooks' album, and it was Brooks' first televised concert special since his 2008 Los Angeles show.[6] It attracted 9.33 million live viewers, number one in its timeslot.[7]

Critical reception[edit]

Melinda Newman of Variety praised the shows' simplicity, commenting, "Leave it to Garth Brooks to come to Las Vegas with a show that goes against everything Sin City represents: There are no big costume changes, dancing girls, elaborate sets or special effects: just a man and his guitar. And it's more than enough."[8] Joe Brown of Las Vegas Weekly commented on the closeness of the shows, stating, "each concert of Brooks' five-year engagement has the potential to feel like a one-of-a-kind occurrence, which makes the audience feel special."[9] Norm Clarke of the Las Vegas Review-Journal remarked, "Brooks was at his best on every level."[10]

Set list[edit]

This set list is representative of the performance on October 5, 2012. It does not represent all concerts for the duration of the residency.[11]

  1. "Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)"
  2. "Mama Tried" (Merle Haggard cover)
  3. "She Thinks I Still Care" (George Jones cover)
  4. "He Stopped Loving Her Today" (George Jones cover)
  5. "The Grand Tour" (George Jones cover)
  6. "Mrs. Robinson" (Simon & Garfunkel cover)
  7. "The Sound of Silence" (Simon & Garfunkel cover)
  8. "Everybody's Talkin'" (Harry Nilsson cover)
  9. "Hey Jude" (The Beatles cover)
  10. "Wild World" (Cat Stevens cover)
  11. "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" (Otis Redding cover)
  12. "Midnight Train to Georgia" (Gladys Knight & the Pips cover)
  13. "Ain't No Sunshine" (Bill Withers cover)
  14. "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" (Marvin Gaye cover)
  15. "Rodeo"
  16. "Carolina in My Mind" (James Taylor cover)
  17. "Fire and Rain" (James Taylor cover)
  18. "The River"
  19. "Sweet Baby James" (James Taylor cover)
  20. "American Pie" (Don McLean cover)
  21. "Night Moves" (Bob Seger cover)
  22. "Turn the Page" (Bob Seger cover)
  23. "The Thunder Rolls"
  24. "Unwound" (George Strait cover)
  25. "Diggin' Up Bones" (Randy Travis cover)
  26. "Ten Feet Away" (Keith Whitley cover)
  27. "In Another's Eyes" (duet with Trisha Yearwood)
  28. "She's in Love with the Boy" (performed by Trisha Yearwood)
  29. "The Call" (duet with Trisha Yearwood)
  30. "If Tomorrow Never Comes"
  31. "Two of a Kind, Workin' on a Full House"
  32. "You Never Even Called Me by My Name" (David Allan Coe cover)
  33. "Operator (That's Not the Way It Feels)" (Jim Croce cover)
  34. "Unanswered Prayers"
  35. "That Summer"
  36. "To Make You Feel My Love"
  37. "Papa Loved Mama"
  38. "Shameless"

Encores

  1. "The Dance"
  2. "Callin' Baton Rouge"
  3. "Piano Man" (Billy Joel cover)
  4. "Friends in Low Places"

Residency dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
Leg 1[12][13]
December 11, 2009 Las Vegas United States Encore Theatre
December 12, 2009
2 shows
December 13, 2009
January 1, 2010
January 2, 2010
2 shows
January 3, 2010
January 22, 2010
January 23, 2010
2 shows
January 24, 2010
February 12, 2010
February 13, 2010
2 shows
February 14, 2010
February 26, 2010
February 27, 2010
2 shows
February 28, 2010
March 26, 2010
March 27, 2010
2 shows
March 28, 2010
April 9, 2010
April 10, 2010
2 shows
April 11, 2010
Leg 2[14][15]
June 25, 2010 Las Vegas United States Encore Theatre
June 26, 2010
2 shows
June 27, 2010
July 16, 2010
July 17, 2010
2 shows
July 18, 2010
August 6, 2010
August 7, 2010
2 shows
August 8, 2010
September 10, 2010
September 11, 2010
2 shows
September 12, 2010
October 1, 2010
October 2, 2010
2 shows
October 3, 2010
October 22, 2010
October 23, 2010
2 shows
October 24, 2010
November 5, 2010
November 6, 2010
2 shows
November 7, 2010
November 19, 2010
November 20, 2010
2 shows
November 21, 2010
December 3, 2010
December 4, 2010
2 shows
December 5, 2010
January 21, 2011
January 22, 2011
2 shows
January 23, 2011
February 11, 2011
February 12, 2011
2 shows
February 13, 2011
February 25, 2011
February 26, 2011
2 shows
February 27, 2011
March 25, 2011
2 shows
March 26, 2011
2 shows
April 8, 2011
2 shows
April 9, 2011
2 shows
Leg 3[16][17][18]
June 3, 2011
2 shows
Las Vegas United States Encore Theatre
June 4, 2011
2 shows
June 24, 2011
2 shows
June 25, 2011
2 shows
July 22, 2011
2 shows
July 23, 2011
2 shows
August 19, 2011
2 shows
August 20, 2011
2 shows
September 9, 2011
2 shows
September 10, 2011
2 shows
September 23, 2011
2 shows
September 24, 2011
2 shows
October 7, 2011
2 shows
October 8, 2011
2 shows
October 21, 2011
2 shows
October 22, 2011
2 shows
November 4, 2011
2 shows
November 5, 2011
2 shows
January 5, 2012
2 shows
January 6, 2012
2 shows
January 7, 2012
2 shows
January 27, 2012
2 shows
January 28, 2012
2 shows
February 17, 2012
2 shows
February 18, 2012
2 shows
March 2, 2012
2 shows
March 3, 2012
2 shows
March 30, 2012
2 shows
March 31, 2012
2 shows
April 20, 2012
2 shows
April 21, 2012
2 shows
June 8, 2012
2 shows
June 9, 2012
2 shows
Leg 4[19]
September 21, 2012
2 shows
Las Vegas United States Encore Theatre
September 22, 2012
2 shows
October 5, 2012
2 shows
October 6, 2012
2 shows
October 26, 2012
2 shows
October 27, 2012
2 shows
November 16, 2012
2 shows
November 17, 2012
2 shows
Leg 5[20]
May 24, 2013
2 shows[a]
Las Vegas United States Encore Theatre
May 25, 2013
2 shows
July 5, 2013
2 shows
July 6, 2013
2 shows
Leg 6[3][5][21]
October 18, 2013
2 shows
Las Vegas United States Encore Theatre
October 19, 2013
2 shows
November 8, 2013
2 shows
November 9, 2013
2 shows
November 29, 2013[b]
January 3, 2014[c]
2 shows
January 4, 2014[c]
2 shows

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ These concerts were filmed and later released on DVD alongside Brooks' album, Blame It All on My Roots: Five Decades of Influences.
  2. ^ This concert was the final show of the acoustic residency, broadcast live on CBS.
  3. ^ a b These concerts, dubbed "Garth Brooks: The Man, His Band and His Music", featured a different set list, with Brooks performing a medley of his older hits.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Garth Brooks Concert Setlists & Tour Dates". setlist.fm. Retrieved 1 March 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "In A New Year Blowout, Garth Brooks Brings His Band And Big Sound To Wynn Las Vegas For Two Nights Only". PR Newswire. 3 December 2013. Retrieved 1 March 2016. 
  4. ^ Vinson, Christina (25 May 2013). "Garth Brooks Heading to Las Vegas to Record Special DVD Read More: Garth Brooks Heading to Las Vegas to Record Special DVD". TasteofCountry.com. Retrieved 1 March 2016. 
  5. ^ a b Leach, Robin (28 October 2013). "Garth Brooks' final show at Encore Theater in Wynn to air live on CBS on Nov. 29". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved 1 March 2016. 
  6. ^ "CBS to Broadcast". garthbrooks.com. Archived from the original on September 24, 2009. Retrieved 7 March 2016. 
  7. ^ Roland, Tom (2 December 2013). "Garth Brooks a Ratings Winner With CBS Special". Billboard.com. Retrieved 1 March 2016. 
  8. ^ Newman, Melinda (13 December 2009). "Review: 'Garth Brooks'". Variety. Retrieved 1 March 2016. 
  9. ^ Brown, Joe (12 December 2009). "Thoughts on Garth Brooks, man-crushes and a new showbiz paradigm". Las Vegas Weekly. Retrieved 1 March 2016. 
  10. ^ Clarke, Norm (1 December 2013). "Brooks finishes with a flourish in Las Vegas". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved 1 March 2016. 
  11. ^ "Garth Brooks Setlist". setlist.fm. Retrieved 1 March 2016. 
  12. ^ "Garth Brooks comes out of retirement to perform at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas". garthbrooks.com. Archived from the original on December 28, 2009. Retrieved 1 March 2016. 
  13. ^ "Garth Brooks announces new concert dates for Wynn Las Vegas". garthbrooks.com. Archived from the original on March 2, 2010. Retrieved 1 March 2016. 
  14. ^ "Garth Brooks announces new concert dates for September, October, and November 2010". garthbrooks.com. Archived from the original on August 21, 2010. Retrieved 1 March 2016. 
  15. ^ "Garth Brooks announces new concert dates for Wynn Las Vegas". garthbrooks.com. Archived from the original on November 22, 2010. Retrieved 1 March 2016. 
  16. ^ "New Garth Brooks dates at Wynn". garthbrooks.com. Archived from the original on May 19, 2011. Retrieved 1 March 2016. 
  17. ^ "Garth Brooks announces new concert dates". garthbrooks.com. Archived from the original on June 24, 2011. Retrieved 1 March 2016. 
  18. ^ "Garth Brooks announces new concert dates at Wynn Las Vegas". garthbrooks.com. Archived from the original on January 26, 2012. Retrieved 1 March 2016. 
  19. ^ Betts, Stephen L. (30 May 2012). "Garth Brooks Adds More Concert Dates in Las Vegas". theBoot.com. Retrieved 1 March 2016. 
  20. ^ Hall, Tara (3 May 2013). "Garth Brooks returns to Wynn Las Vegas for weekend gigs". SoundSpike. Retrieved 1 March 2016. 
  21. ^ "Garth Brooks to Return to Wynn Las Vegas; Tickets on Sale Today". broadwayworld.com. 24 September 2013. Retrieved 1 March 2016. 

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