One Step at a Time George Strait Nears Final Tour Show

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“The King of Country” George Strait announced the final leg of his The Cowboy Rides Away farewell tour yesterday at a press conference at AT&T Stadium, the site of the Texas crooner’s last show. Although a date for his final concert is still TBD, all other two dozen 2014 tour dates and venues have been revealed. Some of Country’s best will join Strait on tour including former opening acts Miranda Lambert (2006) and Martina McBride (2013).

While the Country Music Hall of Famer announced his retirement from extensive touring in September of 2012 following The Cowboy Rides Away tour, Strait did sign a deal for five more studio albums. With that, music experts expect George Strait to do intermittent shows with the release of new music.

A limited number of George Strait tickets for his farewell tour are available on Razorgator. The supply of tickets is expected to increase after the 9/27 on-sale. Behind Stagecoach, the CMA Music Festival, and Tim McGraw, George Strait tickets are currently the most expensive of the Country genre averaging $372.

(Announcement begins at the 9:35 mark)

To give you an idea of just how popular the 61 year-old singer is, consider this: twenty one of the most high profiled musicians performed at Rodeo Houston last year, George Strait was the only performer to sell out his concert. Rodeo Houston tickets for every performer were available for under $35, the get-in price to see Strait: $152. Leg 1 of The Cowboy Rides Away Tour averaged $242 on the secondary market (the most expensive of the the eleven Houston Rodeo artists on tour at the time and twice the cost of Tim McGraw tickets); tickets to see George Strait at Rodeo Houston averaged $410. Mind you he was performing on the final day of the Rodeo; but there’s a reason why homegrown Strait was chosen to close, he’s legendary! To compare, the next most expensive concert at Rodeo Houston averaged $112, that was Blake Shelton’s 3/15 performance.

George Strait Tour Dates

Date George Strait Tour
1/9/2014 CenturyLink Center-LA
Bossier City, LA
1/10/2014 Erwin Center
Austin, TX
1/17/2014 CenturyLink Center-Omaha
Omaha, NE
1/18/2014 Sprint Center
Kansas City, MO
1/30/2014 SAP Center
San Jose, CA
1/31/2014 Valley View Casino Center
San Diego, CA
2/1/2014 MGM Grand Hotel Garden Arena
Las Vegas, NV
2/7/2014 US Airways Center
Phoenix, AZ
2/8/2014 Staples Center
Los Angeles, CA
2/14/2014 Palace of Auburn Hills
Auburn Hills, MI
2/15/2014 Nationwide Arena
Columbus, OH
2/28/2014 Wells Fargo Center-PA
Philadelphia, PA
3/1/2014 Prudential Center
Newark, NJ
3/7/2014 KFC Yum Center
Louisville, KY
3/8/2014 Allstate Arena
Rosemont, IL
3/21/2014 Bridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN
3/22/2014 Philips Arena
Atlanta, GA
4/4/2014 Intrust Bank Arena
Valley Center, KS
4/5/2014 Pepsi Center
Denver, CO
4/11/2014 Moda Center
Portland, OR
4/12/2014 Tacoma Dome
Tacoma, WA
4/18/2014 Wells Fargo Arena-IA
Des Moines, IA
4/19/2014 BOK Center
Tulsa, OK
5/31/2014 Gillette Stadium
Foxborough, MA
TBD AT&T Stadium
Dallas , TX

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