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Garth Brooks returning to Las Vegas; shows being filmed for DVD

Garth Brooks may have ended his three-year residency at the Wynn Las Vegas hotel, but apparently,  the relationship that led to the engagement is alive and well. Brooks will return to the Wynn's Encore Theatre venue where he had held court for those three years for stints over Memorial Day and Independence Day weekends that will be filmed for subsequent DVD and Blu-ray release.

Brooks will play four shows over the nights of May 24 and 25, for which tickets go on sale May 6. They’ll be priced at $125, the original cost of tickets when he started his run at the Wynn, plus service fees. He’ll do a single show on each of the nights of July 5 and 6, with those tickets slated to go on sale June 3.

"Any day that Garth is in the Wynn is a good day for the hotel and a great night for the audience," owner Steve Wynn said in a statement.

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Wynn brought Brooks out of his self-imposed retirement in 2009 for the Wynn engagement, in part by providing him with a performance schedule -- and a private Lear jet -- that would allow Brooks to keep his promise to his daughters to be with them at home in Oklahoma until they were ready to go to college.

His shows at the Wynn from December 2009 through November 2012 were scheduled around his children’s school and extracurricular activities, and his family sometimes accompanied him to Vegas for the weekends he played at the Wynn.

Brooks historically insisted that tickets to his concerts top out at $25, but he compromised in allowing Wynn to charge $125 -- still below Vegas A-list entertainment rates -- when he started the run. In 2011, the price was raised to $225 a seat.

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