It has been 22 years since Garth Brooks played the Houston Rodeo. Is the legendary performer preparing for a triumphant return?
The country legend recently wrapped up a string of eight concerts in Houston over the Fourth of July weekend, but didn’t leave town before dropping a hint he’s already planning a return. During his second-to-last performance at the Toyota Center, he told the audience, “You guys have a really cool gig at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. So I’ll tell you what, let’s make a deal: If I’m lucky enough to get invited… I’ll see you at the rodeo!” Skip to the 4:07 mark to hear his comments.
The “Nick” Brooks refers to in the video above is Nick Russo, of the Houston radio station 100.3 The Bull. Russo says he contacted, Joel Cowley, president and CEO of Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, and received this statement about Brooks’ offer to return to the Rodeo:
“The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo would be thrilled to have Garth Brooks on the RodeoHouston stage again. His 1991 and ’93 performances at our Show were a huge success, and we hope to have him back in the future.”
Does this mean the wheels are in motion for more Garth in Houston? Fans will have to wait a little bit longer to find out for sure. The Houston Rodeo is scheduled to take place in March of 2016.
This weekend, Brooks is playing a string of concerts in New Orleans for the first time in his career. A current list of tour dates, which is expected to expand over the coming weeks, is currently posted at the artist’s official website.