One-Offs: Taylor Swift, Garth Brooks, Billy Joel, Ricky Gervais, God Street Wine, Bros

Taylor Swift locked in for pre-Super Bowl concert … Garth fills out Richmond routing, adds a new city … Get ready to ring in the New Year with Billy Joel in Florida … Ricky Gervais takes one of his characters from “The Office” to the stage … For one night only, the original membership of God Street Wine returns for semi-acoustic gig … The Bros are back.

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Taylor Swift will perform a special gig in Houston the night before America’s biggest sporting event, the Super Bowl.

The Feb. 4 show will be the latest iteration of the DirecTV Super Saturday Night showcases, which have run for the last eleven years.

Last year’s shindig in San Francisco was headed up by Red Hot Chili Peppers on Saturday, with Pharrell Williams and Dave Matthews Band playing on previous nights. 

The event is sponsored by AT&T, and Swift just inked a new contract with the company, so this is their first proper collaboration.

Fans will be able to get tickets through promotions and campaigns, AT&T reps told the LA Times, and that the event will take place in a custom-built venue. is still the songbird’s website.

As is his style, Garth Brooks has added a few more dates in Richmond, Va., and has now added a single night in Greenville, S.C. to his schedule.

The new date is at  Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. The show will, as always, include a set from Brooks’ wife Trisha Yearwood.

The two new Richmond shows bookend the previously announced date on Nov. 12. The plan is now three full nights at the  Nov. 11-13.

Tickets go on sale Oct. 14 at 10 a.m. EDT. is your place to go for more things on the king of country.

Billy Joel will play a repeat performance of his New Year’s Eve performance from last year in Florida.

The gig will once again be at the  in Sunrise, Fla., where he played a two-and-a-half hour concert on Dec. 31, 2015.

“Remarkably, Joel’s elastic voice sounds undiminished by time, almost as youthful and pliable as it did when he first released the hits and buried cuts he played from his most popular albums,” Howard Cohen of the Miami Herald wrote of Joel’s last performance.

In terms of tickets, an American Express presale starts Oct. 10 and the general onsale opens Oct. 13 at 10 a.m. local time.

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These aren’t technically one-offs, but for two nights Ricky Gervais will perform shows as David Brent, his boorish character from the British television series “The Office.”

The shows are in Bournemouth at the  Dec. 15 and at the  in Brighton Dec. 16. He is billed as playing with his band Foregone Conclusion.

“The Office” inspired an American spinoff show and brought deadpan, awkward humor to the mainstream, and was largely built around the antics of painfully oblivious office boss Brent. The character is now to get his own feature film, titled “David Brent: Life On The Road.”

Gervais posted on his Twitter page that when Brent played his previous two shows at Hammersmith, the tickets were gone in 10 minutes, and diehards will want to be ready.

Speaking of tickets, they go on sale Oct. 8 at 10 a.m. local time. Learn more about the artist at

After a year away from the stage, God Street Wine is back for a special gig in New York.

The five-piece has been around for 28 years and has agreed to play tunes from its extensive catalogue for one night at  in Manhattan Nov. 12.

The gig is being billed as a semi-acoustic set, which could mean all sorts of things. The original membership taking the stage once more is Lo Faber on guitar and vocals, Aaron Maxwell on vocals and guitar, Tom Osander on drums, Dan Pifer on bass and Jon Bevo on keyboards.

The group first broke up in 2000 and has been doing random reunions since, including working as a backing band for Phil Lesh and Bob Weir.  

Tickets to the gig go on sale Oct. 7 at 12 p.m. local time. Head over to God Street Wine’s Facebook page for more on the band.

Twins Matt and Luke Goss are rejoining forces, reuniting as the ’80s powerhouse Bros for one night in the U.K.

The gig is at  in London on Aug. 19 in 2017, giving Bros almost a year to prepare.

The group split up in 1992 after releasing its last album, Changing Faces.  There were plans on a reunion previously in the late 2000s, but those fell through, so this would be the first time the group played together since its disbanding.

It seems the group’s third member, Craig Logan, who sued the brothers for unpaid royalties, will be absent for the show. According to The Guardian the brothers did release a statement that they are on good terms with him though.

The group’s last live performance was in 1989 at Wembley Stadium, reportedly to a crowd of more than 77,000.

Tickets to the reunion show will go on sale Oct. 7 at 11 a.m.