Garth Brooks famously sang “I was the last one you thought you’d see there,” in his hit song “Friends in Low Places.” He wasn’t singing about Las Vegas then, but after his 5-year residency at Wynn’s Encore Theater ended in 2014, many fans thought he was indeed the last performer they’d expect to see return to the Strip.
Now, however, that’s all changing.
Brooks just announced he will headline a residency next year at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Garth Brooks/Plus ONE — a one-year, 27-date residency at the 4,300-seat Colosseum — will begin May 2023.
“Vegas is the place where anything goes, and the Colosseum at Caesars is the heart of Vegas,” Brooks said in a statement. “It’s the perfect place to present a show that will not only push the envelope, it’s gonna shred it.”
The Plus ONE Concept
About now, you’re probably wondering why the show is called Garth Brooks/Plus ONE.
The Plus ONE concept is that Brooks’s band members will be at each show. Then, they will be called up on stage by Brooks spontaneously. Interestingly, depending on the song, he may call up one member at a time or even the whole band. And as a special surprise, Trisha Yearwood, Brooks’s wife, will even join him on stage at times.
“Any given song, all 10 band members will be playing and singing, then none of them will be,” Brooks said, according to Billboard. “Then maybe percussion and background vocals for ‘The River.’ Or [I’m] talking about George Strait and ‘Amarillo by Morning’ and all of a sudden [Jimmy] Mattingly shows up with the fiddle and it’s just [me] and him. Any given night can have any given variation of any given song.”
Brooks adds that the Plus ONE is also the fans.
“That’s because it’s one-on-one with them,” Brooks said.
The Residency Details
Garth Brooks/Plus ONE at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace begins May 18, 2023.
Here are the dates for the year:
- May 18, 20–21, 25, 27–28
- June 1, 3–4
- July 6, 8–9, 13, 15–16, 20, 22–23
- November 29
- December 1–2, 6, 8–9, 13, 15–16
Ticket prices start at $99 but the average cost will be around $350. However, Brooks said he will continue his longstanding tradition of “stubbing,” which is when crew members move fans from the seats farthest from the stage to a closer location for free, Billboard reports.
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