For Houston country fans the wait is over: Garth Brooks is back on the road. It has been a massive 15 years since Brooks’ last tour, and is he is going out with a bang for his much anticipated return to Houston, Texas. He will be playing an impressive eight show run at the Toyota Center in June and July. The country superstar’s eight shows will also include his wife Trisha Yearwood. The shows are set for Friday, June 26 at 7pm and 10:30pm, Saturday, June 27 at 7pm and 10:30pm, Friday, July 3 at 7pm and 10:30pm and Saturday, July 4 at 7pm and 10:30pm. The tour is in support of his most recent studio album, Man Against Machine, which he released in November of 2014. Before “Man Against Machine’s” release, fans had not seen new material from Brooks since “Scarecrow” in 2001.
Brooks is considered one of the most pivotal figures in country music history. Since his debut in 1989, he has sold 70 million albums in the U.S. alone. In 2001, he called it quits from music to refocus his attention to his family, and specifically his daughters. In 1998, Brooks sold out five shows at Compaq Center (now Lakewood Church) in Houston, and he played RodeoHouston in 1991 and 1993. You can bet Houston fans are beyond thrilled for his return, and his ticket sales are indicative of that. The average price of secondary market Garth Brooks tickets on TiqIQ for the eight-show run in Houston is $172.16. His most expensive night is June 27, where the average price is $225.83, with a get-in price at $77. On the fourth of July, tickets to see Garth Brooks are at their least expensive rate for both show times: The 7pm show has an average ticket price of $134.77 with a get-in price at $38. The 10:30pm show is slightly more expensive, and lists an average ticket price of $166.96, with a get-in price at $46.
In May, Brooks broke his Houston ticket sales record selling over 85,000, which was previously set at 81,039. With such an epic Houston return, fans should expect to see even more from the country superstar as the year progresses.