Brooks was originally expected to chat with "GMA" host Robin Roberts about his latest box set, but then...
"You know what, since it's you and since we've had a history forever, let's announce it," he said. "We're going on a world tour in 2014. I can't believe I just did that but you are a doll."
A look of shock came over Roberts' face, who said she had no idea Brooks was going to make that announcement.
Brooks, who has sold over 100 million records spanning his career, took a break from touring and recording in 2000 so he could spend more time with his daughters. Since then, the 52-year-old singer has only played onstage a number of times, in addition to his one-man show in Vegas.
"My children are off on their own, so the guilt of not being there... I'm a phone call dad now," he said. "I feel very lucky to have three very healthy children."
Fans will still have to wait for specifics of the tour, as no dates were revealed.