George Strait 2014 News and Updates
The Cowboy Rides Away Tour
2/18/14 - Curtis Schieber of The Columbus Dispatch
described Saturday night's show at Nationwide Arena as "a sweet, sometimes emotional tour through a catalog that has not cashed in on trends." It'll be 10 days before George Strait takes the stage again, in Philadelphia and New Jersey with Martina McBride. There are more than 1,000 tickets available for the Philadelphia show at Wells Fargo Center and 1,500 at Prudential Center in Newark. In Jersey on 3/1 the get-in ticket price is 63% cheaper than the night before in The City of Brotherly Love. Floor seats at both shows start at $150, with rows closest to the stage up to $700.
2/14/14 - After tonight's show George Strait and Little Big Town will head south on 1-75 to Columbus, OH on Saturday. George Strait tickets at Nationwide Arena in the Buckeye State start at $94—almost two times the get-in ticket price for Friday's tour date in Detroit. As of this morning more than 300 tickets are available for Saturday's Cowboy Rides Away show, including floor seats ($166-$598) and others in the 100 level approximately center stage ($128-$194). Staples Center welcomed George Strait to Los Angeles last Saturday, his most recent performance, and according to Mikael Wood of the Los Angeles Times
, "Nothing about this masterful 2½-hour performance suggested that the 61-year-old Texas native, known as the King of Country, was ready to hang up his black-felt cowboy hat."
2/13/14 - George Strait rides into Detroit on Valentine's Day with Grammy Award-winning country group Little Big Town. 400 George Strait tickets are available at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Cheap George Strait concert tickets in Detroit start at $50; floor seats range from $94-$284.
11/12/13 - George Strait recently earned CMA’s top honor, Entertainer of the Year, for the third time in his career but first since 1990. The icon was also one of six artists to present Taylor Swift with the second-ever CMA Pinnacle Award. King George will begin the final leg of his The Cowboys Rides Away tour in January and plans to retire from touring thereafter. Behind Luke Bryan, Strait is the best-selling country artist on the secondary market today and plays a large role in the reason why Country artists are now the most popular musicians to see in concert. This year, George Strait earned his record 60th No. 1 hit and will go down in history as one of the best Country Music artists of all-time.
9/10/13 - In May, George Strait released his 28th studio album Love Is Everything which includes “Give It All We Got Tonight”, the King of Country’s 60th No. 1 single. The release came in the middle of Leg 1 of The Cowboy Rides Away farewell tour which ran from January through June. The Cowboy Rides Away Tour tickets for Leg 1 averaged $242 on the secondary market. Expect to pay more for the recently announced final leg of Strait’s tour to start in early 2014. The Country Music Hall of Famer will be joined by a star-studded cast of opening acts including: Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Ronnie Dunn, Vince Gill, Merle Haggard, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Lee Ann Womack and Chris Young.
While George Strait has announced his retirement from touring following The Cowboy Rides Away tour, the Texas bred singer did sign-up for five more studio albums. Expect Strait to do sporadic shows to promote his new music.
There will be twenty-five stops on the final leg of the George Strait tour. The final stop will be in the Country legends home state of Texas at AT&T Stadium in Dallas. A date for that particular George Strait concert is still TBD. George Strait tickets are averaging $372; behind Tim McGraw Vegas tickets, Strait has the priciest tour in town in the Country genre. George Strait Los Angeles tickets with Martina McBride are averaging $238, $127 less than the average tour ticket in 2014.