On Dec. 9, country music fans across the nation were treated to exciting news from Garth Brooks, who was simply appearing on the set of "Good Morning America" to promote his latest release. After a long-time touring hiatus, Brooks confirmed that he and his wife, three-time GRAMMY winner Trisha Yearwood, will finally be returning to the world music stage in 2014 via an international tour. The trek will mark Brooks’ first full-fledged tour in over a decade.
The pop country superstar has not yet confirmed dates or cities for the forthcoming venture, as the announcement on GMA was actually an unscripted surprise, but he hinted during the interview that dates could be revealed as early as next week on upcoming radio appearances.
The Grand Ole Opry member recently released an eight-disc compilation titled “Blame It on My Roots: Five Decades of Influences,” which many fans rightly speculated would signal his return to live performances. Across two DVDs and six CDs, the collection features a selection of the Oklahoma native’s original tracks like “Friends in Low Places” and “The Thunder Rolls,” as well as a combination of classic rock, country, and soul covers. Below you can watch him cover the Bob Seger classic “Night Moves” from a November appearance on "The Tonight Show."
The GRAMMY Award winner temporarily retired from music in 2001 to focus on his family, but he has been performing regularly in Las Vegas since 2009. His residency at the Wynn Las Vegas officially ended earlier this year, but he has since added two more concerts backed by a full band at the casino’s Encore Theatre on Jan. 3 and 4. You can find Garth Brooks tickets for both of these upcoming performances, as well as future tour dates, in the Vivid Seats marketplace.