The Cowboy Will Ride Away come June of 2014.
Today, George Strait annouced the final leg of his 'Cowboy Rides Away Tour'. This will make the end of any major touring for George in his career. If you remember when he first announced this tour a year ago, he didn't rule out making a special appearance here and there at events that were special to him, but there will be no more full blown tours from George.
For the final leg of this tour, you can expect the likes of Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Ronnie Dunn, Merle Haggard, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Vince Gill, Lee Ann Womack and Chris Young to make apperances at various stops along the way.
The tour will begin January 9th in Bossier City, Louisiana and will wrap up with a yet to be announced date, likely sometime in June, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Jan. 9 – CenturyLink, Bossier City, LA
Jan. 10 – Frank Erwin Center, Austin, TX
Jan. 17 – CenturyLink Center, Omaha, NE
Jan. 18 – Sprint Center, Kansas City
Jan. 30 – SAP Center, San Jose
Jan. 31 – Valley View Casino Center, San Diego
Feb. 1 – MGM Grand Arena, Las Vegas
Feb. 7 – US Airways Center, Phoenix
Feb. 8 – Staples Center, Los Angeles
Feb. 14 – Palace Of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI
Feb. 15 – Nationwide Arena, Columbus
Feb. 28 – Wells Fargo Arena, Philadelphia
March 1 – Prudential Center, Newark
March 7 – KFC Yum! Arena, Louisville
March 8 – Allstate Arena, Chicago
March 21 – Bridgestone Arena, Nashville
March 22 – Philips Arena, Atlanta
April 4 – Intrust Bank Arena, Wichita, KS
April 5 – Pepsi Center, Denver
April 11 – Moda Center, Portland
April 12 – Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, WA
April 18 – Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, IA
April 19 – BOK Arena, Tulsa
May 23 – LSU Tiger Stadium Bayou Country Superfest, Baton Rouge, LA
May 31 – Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA
TBD – AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX
I admit, I'm kinda bummed there isn't an Indianapolis date for this final tour, but you better believe I'll find my way to Louisville or Nashville....or heck maybe both....to see this legend one more time!
In other George Strait news, he did recently ink a new deal with his longtime record label, MCA Nashville, that will see him record 5 more albums for the label. So, while he is concluding his touring career early next summer we will continue to hear more great music from George Strait for years to come!