Cowboy Strait Rides Away Again
Country music star, George Strait will be on the roads again for his final tour starting early next year. This is according to the latest reports press conference he made in the Country Hall of Fame and Museum while commenting, “Don’t think I’m retiring, because I’m not.”
Indeed, the music icon does not seem retire given that his tour and he is set to depart on the 18th of January, leaving for 21 scheduled concerts and 20 other performances until 2014.
The Cowboy Rides Away Tour is thought as Strait’s career celebration since his shows are mostly set in his former venues. Thus, this gives fans opportune moments of singing along the country star during ultimate live performances. Also the country music icon added that there might a few surprises for fans along the way.
Martina McBride, a popular country singer, is also expected to join the George Strait Tour as a guest performer. The first leg dates of the tour have already been released and the tickets have already been available since the 12th of October this year.
The star is looking forward to the plans for the George Strait Tour. In the conference, he still seemed eager and enjoying his performances as a country icon. “I just don’t want to go to the point where I show up and nobody else does, you know? It’s been great. I’ve been doing it for 30-some odd years and I’ve loved it,” he told the reporters who attended the conference. “”…And here lately it’s just the walking out onstage part, that’s all great. I’m still loving that. It’s just the hectic part about touring and traveling and bam bam bam. I just feel like it’s time for me to try something else.”
George Strait Tour is set to take off on the 18th of January next year at the United Spirit Arena in Lubbock, Texas. It is scheduled to stop at the Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tennessee in March 1st and at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo in Houston, Texas. More of his performance dates and venues in 2013 and 2014 are also expected to be released soon.
George Strait is one of the country’s most hailed artists in country music. In his career, he has had 59 number one hits, with a song consistently hitting the top ten charts every year. He was first known in his 1981 hit single “Unwound.”
Strait’s career has been reckoned as one of the finest in country music. In fact, he was inducted as a Country Music Hall of Famer in 2006. Plus his career is decked with achievements – 38 gold records, 33 platinum and 13 multi-platinum.
Closing his press release in Nashville, Tennessee, Strait made a memorable remark while reminiscing his triumphant performances, “I’m sure I’ll miss it. I’m sure I will. How can you not after doing it for so long. It was a hard decision to make. It was tough. I’ve lost sleep. But I think about midway through this tour I’ll realize that, yeah, I did make the right decision. It’s just a part of it.”
Here is a list of performance dates and venues of the Cowboy Rides Away Tour.
January 18, 2013 United Spirit Arena Lubbock, TX
January 19, 2013 Chesapeake Energy Arena Oklahoma City, OK
January 25, 2013 EnergySolutions Arena Salt Lake City, UT
January 26, 2013 Idaho Center Nampa, ID
January 31, 2013 Sleep Train Arena Sacramento, CA
February 1, 2013 SaveMart Center Fresno, CA
February 2, 2013 MGM Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas, NV
February 15, 2013 Xcel Energy Center St. Paul, MN
February 16, 2013 Alerus Center Grand Forks, ND
February 22, 2013 First Niagara Center Buffalo, NY
February 23, 2013 XL Center Hartford, CT
March 1, 2013 Thompson-Boling Arena Knoxville, TN
March 2, 2013 Rupp Arena Lexington, KY
March 17, 2013 Reliant Stadium Houston, TX
March 22, 2013 Bi-Lo Center Greenville, SC
March 23, 2013 Greensboro Coliseum Greensboro, NC
April 5, 2013 The Pit Albuquerque, NM
April 6, 2013 Pan American Center Las Cruces, NM
April 12, 2013 Verizon Arena Little Rock, AR
April 14, 2013 New Orleans Arena New Orleans, LA
June 1, 2013 Alamodome San Antonio, TX
Tickets are available at www.doremitickets.com. For the latest updates and news on the George Strait Tour, simply visit the artist’s site at http://www.georgestrait.com.