Well, that breakup didn’t last long. After calling it quits in 2010 with their Last Rodeo farewell tour, Brooks and Dunn are back together, at least in Sin City.
The iconic country duo of Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn saw multi-platinum sales, record-setting CMA award wins and a laundry list of other accolades during their 20-year run together. They went separate ways four years ago to pursue solo musical careers, among other ventures, but never lost touch. And today, they announced they’ll share the stage again for a series of shows at Las Vegas’ Caesar’s Palace, co-headlining with their longtime pal and sometime duet partner, Reba McEntire.
Twelve dates for the country legends’ show, dubbed Together in Vegas, were revealed today, with more on the horizon. Tickets for select shows in June, July and December 2015 will go on sale tomorrow (December 4th), with seats starting at $59.50 apiece.
McEntire’s history with Brooks and Dunn runs deep. The guys were her opening act in 1992, and her joint tour with the duo made its largely sold-out run from 1997 — 1999. She sang with them on the chart-topping “If You See Him (If You See Her),” as well as the 2009 hit, “Cowgirls Don’t Cry.” It’s been reported that McEntire was the one who convinced her friends to reunite for the Vegas gig.
It’s not likely today’s announcement means Brooks and Dunn will record new music together. Dunn hinted this week that he’s inked a record deal with Nash Icon, the new label whose flagship artist is McEntire. Both Dunn and his on-again partner released post-breakup solo albums, each under the Sony Music Nashville umbrella. Brooks also continues to host the syndicated American Country Countdown radio show, along with dabbling in film and television, and running his vineyard south of Nashville.
Caesar’s Palace was previously home to Celine Dion, who announced in August she was ending her residency there to spend more time with her family. In addition to McEntire and Brooks and Dunn, the venue will add to its star power with another major headliner to be announced in January.