Concerts Are Coming Back to Houston

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in the Woodlands is going to make a lot of people smile this weekend.

Chicago performs live on stage this Sunday night, the first live concert they’ve featured since 2019.

Once again the air will be filled with music and whistles and applause, just the way we remember it before the day the music died and Covid shut down a $30 billion industry. That’s the estimated loss according to Pollstar, and includes the totality of the live music experience, including tickets, merchandise, parking, food, hotels – the magic of the whole experience of going to a concert.

Ticketmaster is back in operation, and Stub Hub and Live Nation, and all the businesses temporarily shuttered by contagion. It’s finally all coming back.

Venues throughout Houston are posting their upcoming dates for performances, and more are being added daily.

It was announced earlier this week that Elton John is making good the cancelled dates he had scheduled in Houston for his Goodbye Yellow Brick Road tour, coming back for two shows in January and another at Minute Maid later in the year. It’s the number one tour in the world, grossing $87 million, ahead of Celine Dion.

Thursday George Strait tickets went on sale for his Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo concert. It sold out in minutes.

The Smart Financial Center. Miller Outdoors. Woodlands Pavilion. (Check here for new rules)

It feels like a rebirth. Houston and music go together, and are again.

For lineups, check here:

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Smart Financial Center


Stub Hub

Toyota Center

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