George Strait has announced the final show in his farewell tour. During Monday’s news conference, Strait announced the end of his touring career. The Cowboy Rides Away tour will be his last.
The country superstar will conclude the tour in 2014. The second leg of the tour will begin on January 9 at Century Link Bossier City, Louisiana. It will conclude in June at the AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas.
The five-month tour will include 26 shows.The tour includes 19 states nationwide.
The exact date of the final show has not been determined.
Strait’s farewell tour will include many familiar opening acts. Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill, Miranda Lambert, Ronnie Dunn, and Merle Haggard, are all expected to appear during the tour.
George Strait contends that he is not retiring. As reported by Dallas Morning News, removing the touring schedule will allow him to work at his own pace. Strait explains the future of his career:
“My plan is to keep doing things here and there, when I feel like it… Hopefully those opportunities will come along for me, ’cause I can’t see hangin’ it up for good forever. As long as I enjoy it, I’m gonna keep doing it.”
Strait chose the AT&T Stadium for his final show. In June 2009, Straight opened the Cowboys Stadium. Five years later, he will say farewell at the same venue.
As reported by GeorgeStrait.com, the country superstar is a native of Poteet, Texas.
Strait has worked with MCA Records, Nashville, throughout his entire career. He has the distinction of more #1 singles than any performer in history.
George Strait is cutting back, but he is definitely not slowing down.
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