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Garth Brooks Set to Open and Close RodeoHouston 2018

Mr. Brooks, the last time he was in Houston.
Mr. Brooks, the last time he was in Houston. Photo by Violeta Alvarez
Mr. Brooks, the last time he was in Houston. - PHOTO BY VIOLETA ALVAREZ
Mr. Brooks, the last time he was in Houston.
Photo by Violeta Alvarez
The rumors are true: for the first time in over two decades, Garth Brooks is headed to RodeoHouston. Mark it down in your calendars: February 27 and March 18, the opening and closing dates of the 2018 season.

Yes, you're going to have to wait a year to see him, but given the fact that he hasn't graced the rodeo's big stage since 1993, there's still plenty reason to get excited. As many of us learned over some long nights in June and July 2015 at the Toyota Center, Brooks remains one of the greatest live performers not just in country music, but in music history. Those eight shows earned near universal praise from those in attendance, made even more impressive by the fact that he was doing two shows a night.

While there are a lot of massively popular artists many folks would like to see at the Rodeo – Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney – other than the return of George Strait, Brooks is at the top of the list of dream headliners for most.

Start making plans now with your friends in low places. This will be the concert event of 2018.

The rodeo will be giving away 2018 season tickets the week of March 20-24 through a text-to-win contest, officials said.
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