Country superstar Garth Brooks implied during an on-air interview with KFDI-FM on Wednesday morning that he might be adding Wichita to his list of stops on his new tour.
The singer was last in Wichita in November 1997, when he performed five nights of sold-out concerts at the Kansas Coliseum. He was on the phone Wednesday with disc jockeys Brian Pierce and Kellie Michaels, who asked him whether he would perform in Wichita.
“I can’t tell you that,” he said as Michaels started laughing.
When she asked for a further hint, he said, “When you listen back to that question, you’ll hear the answer. You just laughed over it.”
At the end of the interview, Michaels asked Brooks again about coming to Wichita.
“I’m going to have to go back and listen to see if there was a hint that you’re coming to Wichita,” she said. “Or maybe you’ll give me the hint again.”
“The hint is yes,” Brooks said, laughing.
“Seriously?” Michaels said.
“Yes,” Brooks said. “Go back and listen.”
Christine Pileckas, the marketing and sales manager for Intrust Bank Arena, said Wednesday she could neither confirm nor deny that Brooks would play in Wichita.
Brooks is on the road with his country star wife, Trisha Yearwood, promoting “Man Against the Machine,” his first studio album with new material in 13 years.
He’s set to perform in Tulsa in early January.