January 2012 begins a new year and a new tour for Superstar George Strait. The King of Country kicks off his 2012 tour January 27thin Lafayette, Louisiana and to date, the tour itinerary includes stops in Louisiana, Georgia, Florida, Arizona, Oklahoma, Nevada, Utah and Kansas.
The February 4th Las Vegas appearance will go on sale Saturday, October 29th with other ticket on-sale dates announced soon.
Year after year, night after night, when it comes to showing fans a good time whether it’s on the road or on the radio, Strait always delivers the kind of country music fans nationwide hunger for. This year he’s invited another award-winning country music superstar to join him on stage – Martina McBride.
“I love Martina. She’s been on our tours before and she’s great,” commented Strait. “I’m really looking forward to the tour. Martina will definitely make it a special night.”
Strait’s 39th studio album HERE FOR A GOOD TIME received rave reviews and recently debuted at Number One on the Billboard Country Album Charts (his 3rd number one album debut in a row) and #3 on Billboard Top 200 Chart. The title track “Here For A Good Time,” written by Strait, his son Bubba Strait and songwriter Dean Dillon, is Strait’s 73rd Top 5 hit out of 89 career singles and sits at Number 2 this week on the Billboard and Mediabase/Country Aircheck charts.
“Obviously with each new album, Strait proves he’s not living off the heat from those first initial hits,” says Houston Chronicle while USA Today reports “Strait hasn’t lost his touch for finding astonishing material…”
George Strait has the most number one singles of any artist in history including Elvis (57 to date inclusive of all charts). He has sold nearly 69 million records and with 33 different platinum or multi-platinum albums has the most RIAA platinum certifications in country music and the third in all genres, behind The Beatles and Elvis Presley. He is the only artist who has had 84 out of 89 radio singles make it to Top 10 (57 to Number One) and 24 albums at the number one position on Billboard’s Country Music Album Chart.
2012 TOUR DATES
Lafayette, LA Cajundome Friday, Januray 27
Bossier City, LA CenturyLink Center Saturday, January 28
Phoenix, AZ US Airways Center Friday, February 3
Las Vegas, NV MGM Saturday, February 4
Atlanta, GA The Arena at Gwinnett Center Friday, February 10
Orlando, FL Amway Center Saturday, February 11
Tulsa, OK BOK Center Thurday, February 16
St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center Friday, February 17
Wichita, KS INTRUST Bank Arena Saturday, February 18
Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena Friday, February 24
Kansas City, MO Sprint Center Saturday, February 25
For more information and 2012 tour updates, visit: www.georgestrait.com.