Thanks to the holidays, it's a shorter list than usual of upcoming area concert announcements. However, there are a couple of big-ticket shows heading to nearby casinos, there's a choice hip-hop show at Trees, and Shakira announced a new date for her postponed show at the American Airlines Center. Also, be sure to check out the bevy of New Year's Eve shows taking place this weekend around DFW.
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- On the advice of her doctors, Shakira postponed her upcoming North American tour to rest her vocal chords. The new date for her American Airlines Center show will be Aug. 21. Tickets, $50 and up, are on sale at ticketmater.com, and tickets for the original date will be honored.
- Country rocker Eric Church spends a good chunk of every year on tour, and 2018 will be no exception. His ambitious summer tour will bring him to the Choctaw Grand Theater in Durant, Oklahoma, for an Aug. 11 show. Tickets go on sale Thursday, Jan. 4, at ticketmaster.com.
- The Choctaw Grand Theater will also play host to legendary rock-pop crooner Rod Stewart. Tickets for the Feb. 9 show, $285 and up, are on sale at ticketmaster.com.
- FM radio stalwarts Huey Lewis & The News bring their eclectic catalog to the Choctaw Grand Theater for a May 11 show. The pop-rock hitmakers have carved out a solid niche on the summer touring schedule with their singalong anthems and good-times vibes. Tickets, $30 and up, are on sale at ticketmaster.com.
- The area's other nearby casino, the Winstar, will host country superstar Dwight Yoakam on May 11. Always a stellar live performer, Yoakam continues to put out new music that straddles the line between traditional and alternative country. Tickets, $45 and up, are on sale at ticketmaster.com.
- Harlem rapper Dave East will tour North America in support of his latest release, Paranoia 2. The Billboard chart-topper, who has collaborated with the likes of Nas, Jeezy and Wiz Khalifa, will appear at Trees for a Jan. 24 show. Tickets, $23, are on sale at ticketfly.com.