Just in case you missed it around the social-media water cooler earlier this morning, this July 4 in Houston promises to be bigger and more "God Bless the U.S.A." than usual. The media machine behind #GarthBrooks finally announced when the recently reactivated country superstar will visit perform in Houston, his first concerts in the Bayou City since a multi-night stand at the old Compaq Center in 1998. That means children now old enough to drive have not been alive long enough to have seen him in concert here before; but hell, we haven't either.
Here are the specifics: Brooks will perform eight concerts in all between June 26 and July 4, or two consecutive Friday-Saturday night stands with shows at 7 and 10 p.m. each night.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. next Friday, May 8 through the venue; a "waiting room" similar to the system used at this year's rodeo will open at 9. Set up a personal ticketing account here at this link.
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