#TheCowboyRidesAway George Strait Announces Final Tour Dates #CMchat

Today music icon George Strait announced the dates for the second leg of his final two-year tour – The Cowboy Rides Away Tour. In a press conference streamed live on georgestrait.com from AT&T Stadium, home of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys.

Earlier today, Strait revealed the final 26 markets he will visit during the winter and spring legs of his 2014 tour. Additionally, Strait revealed he will have special guests on each tour weekend that will be matched with the corresponding tour date and market via a “tweet to unlock” campaign. Special guests will include Jason AldeanEric ChurchSheryl CrowRonnie DunnVince GillMerle HaggardMiranda LambertLittle Big TownMartina McBrideLee Ann WomackChris Young, and more.

“The first leg of the tour earlier this year was very fun, but also very emotional,” said Strait. “Every city and venue holds such great memories. I’m really looking forward to seeing our fans out on the road in 2014.”

George Strait fan club members will have an opportunity to purchase tickets during a pre-sale period beginning at 10 a.m. in the venue’s respective time zone on Tuesday, September 24. Additionally, American Express® Cardmembers can purchase tickets before the general public. Tickets available to the general public will go on sale in select markets beginning Sept. 27 at 10:00 a.m. (time zone restraints apply) at www.georgestrait.com.

The Cowboy Rides Away Tour 2014 dates are as follows: 

January 9, 2014       CenturyLink│Bossier City, La.

January 10, 2014     Frank Erwin Center│Austin, Texas

January 17, 2014     CenturyLink Center│Omaha, Neb.

January 18, 2014     Sprint Center│Kansas City, Mo.

January 30, 2014     SAP Center│San Jose, Calif.

January 31, 2014     Valley View Casino Center│San Diego, Calif.

February 1, 2014     MGM Grand Arena│Las Vegas, Nev.

February 7, 2014     US Airways Center│Phoenix, Ariz.

February 8, 2014     Staples Center│Los Angeles, Calif.

February 14, 2014   The Palace of Auburn Hills │Auburn Hills, Mich.

February 15, 2014   Nationwide Arena│Columbus, Ohio

February 28, 2014   Wells Fargo Arena│Philadelphia, Pa.

March 1, 2014         Prudential Center│Newark, N.J.

March 7, 2014         KFC Yum! Arena│Louisville, Ky.

March 8, 2014         Allstate Arena│Chicago, Ill.

March 21, 2014       Bridgestone Arena│Nashville, Tenn.

March 22, 2014       Philips Arena│Atlanta, Ga.

April 4, 2014            Intrust Bank Arena│ Wichita, Kan.

April 5, 2014            Pepsi Center│Denver, Colo.

April 11, 2014         The Moda Center│Portland, Ore.

April 12, 2014         Tacoma Dome│Tacoma, Wash.

April 18, 2014         Wells Fargo Arena│Des Moines, Iowa

April 19, 2014         BOK Arena│Tulsa, Okla.

May 23, 2014          LSU Tiger Stadium Bayou Country Superfest │Baton Rouge,  La.

May 31, 2014          Gillette Stadium │ Foxborough, Mass.

TBD                              AT&T Stadium │Dallas, Texas

Strait, who recently renewed his record deal with MCA Records during a celebration at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center, will continue to record new music and play select dates around the country following the completion of the tour. The Cowboy Rides Away Tour will offer fans a final opportunity to see Strait’s live show filled with hits from throughout his remarkable career, including many of his 60 No. 1 hits (more than any other artist in any genre). Additionally, Strait will receive Billboard’s Legend of Live Award in November in a ceremony in New York City. This is the magazine’s most coveted touring award, and he is the first country music artist to achieve this honor.

For more information on George Strait and for tour updates, please visit www.GeorgeStrait.com or follow Strait on Facebook and Twitter @georgestrait.

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