Garth Brooks to guest on Jay Leno's final "Tonight Show"
Jay Leno will end his 22-year run as host of the "Tonight Show" on Thursday (2/6) with Garth Brooks aboard for the final ride.
Leno selected Brooks and comedian Billy Crystal, who was on the show Leno's first night behind the desk in 1992.
Brooks will perform during the final program as he prepares to launch his first full-scale tour since effectively retiring in 2001. As a prelude to the tour, Brooks announced a pair of "comeback" shows at Croke Park stadium in Dublin, Ireland in July.
The shows, plus an added third date, sold out in 90 minutes, setting sales records for the venue. The combined three shows sold over 240,000 tickets.
Following Thursday's show, Leno will hand over the "Tonight Show" mantle to Jimmy Fallon, who will relaunch the show from New York following the Olympics. "Saturday Night Live" writer and castmember Seth Meyers will take Fallon's place hosting "Late Night."