Musical icon George Strait has 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 Aldean, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Ronnie Dunn, Vince Gill, Merle Haggard, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Lee Ann Womack, Chris 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.