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Diamond Center: Aaron Watson
February 24, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm MST
Country music star Aaron Watson is making a special Tucson Rodeo weekend appearance at Desert Diamond Casino’s Diamond Center on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. Tickets go on sale Friday, Dec. 8 and will be available through Star Tickets and at Desert Diamond Casino’s Rewards Center. Tickets start at $15. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m.
West Texas native Aaron Watson isn’t interested in what someone else thinks he should do. But instead of getting lonely as he sidesteps expectations, he’s gaining followers––hundreds of thousands of them. Throughout his 17-year career that spans a dozen albums and more than 2,500 shows throughout the U.S. and Europe, 39-year-old Watson has stubbornly and sincerely identified with the everyman––even as he’s proven to be the exception to the rule.
The latest evidence of Watson’s homespun singularity is Vaquero, an ambitious 16-song set of character-driven storytelling, level-headed cultural commentary, and love songs for grownups that promise to further solidify his status as one of today’s finest torch-bearers of real country music.
Vaquero is the follow-up to 2015’s The Underdog, an acclaimed collection that made history as the first time an independent, male country artist had ever outsold majors to premiere No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart. Refusing to worry about charts or current trends, Watson hopes the main thing Vaquero accomplishes is bringing his growing legion of fans joy.
Treena Parvello, Director of Public Relations and Communications for the Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise, said, “We’re so excited to welcome Aaron Watson to the Diamond Center for a special rodeo weekend show! Southern Arizona loves the rodeo and country music, so bringing the two together is a real treat. Get your tickets early, because they’re sure to go fast!”
Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment, with three locations in Southern Arizona (Tucson, Sahuarita, and Why) and one in the West Valley, is owned and operated by the Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise, an enterprise of the Tohono O’odham Nation. Additional information can be found at www.ddcaz.com or by calling 866-DDC-WINS. Follow Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment on Twitter (@DiamondCasinos), Facebook (/DDCAZ), and Instagram (@DiamondCasinos).