Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010 | 11:41 a.m.
Ticket prices for Garth Brooks' next 16 performances will increase by more than $100 due to an "overwhelming" demand, Wynn Las Vegas announced today.
Ticket prices will go from $143 to $253, including taxes and fees. Wynn Resorts Chairman and Chief Executive Steve Wynn said even with the price increase, he believe tickets for Brooks’ shows are still underpriced.
"My decision to raise the ticket price was a simple one. The demand for Garth was so overwhelming that it caught us by surprise. We could fill a theater many times the size of this, twice a night,” Wynn said in a statement. “When the greatest live performer of our time appears in such an intimate theater, the seats should be priced at least competitively with other great Las Vegas entertainers.”
Fans looking to buy tickets for Brooks’ next set of shows can purchase tickets through Ticketmaster’s website or by calling 1-877-65-GARTH beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Brooks’ next series of dates are Dec. 3-5, Jan. 21-23, Feb. 11-13 and Feb. 25-27.
Tickets for Brooks’ first three series of performances sold out within hours of their release.
The country music star announced he would be coming out of retirement for a five-year stay at the Encore Theater last year. Brooks began his first performances in December 2009.