Longtime country hitmaker George Strait is retiring from the road in 2014 and has revealed the final dates of his Cowboy Rides Away Tour. Strait held a digital press conference from AT&T Stadium in Dallas, TX on Monday (Sept 9th) to reveal the details of his final tour. The finale of the tour will see Strait stopping in 23 cities across the U.S. beginning January 9th in Bossier City, LA and wrapping at a date that will be announced at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, the venue he christened when it opened in 2009.
The tour will see a new opening act each week including Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Ronnie Dunn, Vince Gill, Merle Haggard, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Lee Ann Womack, Chris Young and more. Each opening act will be revealed by a “tweet to unlock” campaign going on right now via georgestrait.com where you can also win tickets.
George Strait fan club members will have an opportunity to purchase tickets during a pre-sale period beginning at 10 am in the venue’s respective time zone on Tuesday, September 24th. Additionally, American Express Cardmembers can purchase tickets before the general public. Tickets available to the general public will go on sale in select markets beginning September 27th at 10 am (time zone restraints apply) at georgestrait.com.
Strait, who recently renewed his record deal with MCA Records during a celebration at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center, will continue to record new music and play select dates around the country following the completion of the tour. The Cowboy Rides Away Tour will offer fans a final opportunity to see Strait’s live show filled with hits from throughout his remarkable career, including many of his 60 No. 1 hits (more than any other artist in any genre). Additionally, Strait will receive Billboard’s Legend of Live Award in November in a ceremony in New York City. This is the magazine’s most coveted touring award, and he is the first country music artist to achieve this honor.
January 9, 2014 CenturyLink│Bossier City, La.
January 10, 2014 Frank Erwin Center│Austin, Texas
January 17, 2014 CenturyLink Center│Omaha, Neb.
January 18, 2014 Sprint Center│Kansas City, Mo.
January 30, 2014 SAP Center│San Jose, Calif.
January 31, 2014 Valley View Casino Center│San Diego, Calif.
February 1, 2014 MGM Grand Arena│Las Vegas, Nev.
February 7, 2014 US Airways Center│Phoenix, Ariz.
February 8, 2014 Staples Center│Los Angeles, Calif.
February 14, 2014 The Palace of Auburn Hills │Auburn Hills, Mich.
February 15, 2014 Nationwide Arena│Columbus, Ohio
February 28, 2014 Wells Fargo Arena│Philadelphia, Pa.
March 1, 2014 Prudential Center│Newark, N.J.
March 7, 2014 KFC Yum! Arena│Louisville, Ky.
March 8, 2014 Allstate Arena│Chicago, Ill.
March 21, 2014 Bridgestone Arena│Nashville, Tenn.
March 22, 2014 Philips Arena│Atlanta, Ga.
April 4, 2014 Intrust Bank Arena│ Wichita, Kan.
April 5, 2014 Pepsi Center│Denver, Colo.
April 11, 2014 The Moda Center│Portland, Ore.
April 12, 2014 Tacoma Dome│Tacoma, Wash.
April 18, 2014 Wells Fargo Arena│Des Moines, Iowa
April 19, 2014 BOK Arena│Tulsa, Okla.
May 23, 2014 LSU Tiger Stadium Bayou Country Superfest │Baton Rouge, La.
May 31, 2014 Gillette Stadium │ Foxborough, Mass.
TBD AT&T Stadium │Dallas, Texas
Author: Buddy Iahn
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