"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. The most important thing for our company is to give people value for their entertainment dollar. The contact with Garth Brooks in the Encore Theater is the equivalent of being in his living room.
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. In terms of value, I believe that Garth Brooks is still under-priced and represents the greatest entertainment value in modern Las Vegas."
Ok, we get it. It's an amazing experience (and everybody's got to make a buck). But, really, Garth?
"I am flattered Steve Wynn believes in me as an entertainer and my deal with him is not affected by ticket price. My only concern is the audience. Right now, the Vegas audiences are some of the best I have ever played for and I'd hate to see that change for whatever reason," said Garth Brooks.
So, is the translation that you're just going to wait to see how upset folks really get?
Sorry, Garth. This friend in low places just doesn't have that kind of cash. Perhaps, a new song about high society friends may be more in order for your next Vegas appearance.
For those of you who can afford it, tickets go on sale this Saturday, November 13. Let us know if you think it's worth the cost!