George Strait’s final concert breaks attendance records

More than 100,000 fans were in attendance of the last concert

The final concert of George Strait’s The Cowboy Rides Away tour at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX Saturday (June 7th) night has broken attendance records in North America.

Marking the end of a 40 plus year touring career, the concert broke attendance records for the largest indoor concert in North America with 104,793 spectators, exceeding the venue’s official capacity of 100,000. The previous record was held by The Rolling Stones’ 1981 show at the Superdome with 87,500 in attendance.

Strait commanded the stage stating, “I can’t tell you how excited I am to be here tonight. It’s just been on my mind since we started this tour two years ago, and finally it’s here tonight. We broke a record for the most people, ever. Really? Why wouldn’t we, huh?”

Strait was joined by nearly a dozen special guest all stars for the special event. Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Ronnie Dunn, Vince Gill, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride and Lee Ann Womack all performed three songs each.

According to Billboard, Strait has racked up 584 shows since 1990 which have grossed more than $405 million. He has sold more than 68.5 million copies of his 46 records and despite retiring from touring, the 62-year-old singer has extended his record contract with Universal Nashville for five more albums. He will also perform select dates.

Author: Buddy Iahn

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