George Strait Sells Out The Final Show on His ‘Cowboy Rides Away’ Tour

"To see this response from the fans to our final show is humbling and exciting."
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Not many artists in any genre can sell out a 100,000-seat venue in just a matter of hours. But George Strait is one of them.

The final date on the country legend’s two-year Cowboy Rides Away Tour is set to take place at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on June 7, 2014. Tickets went on sale just this morning (Dec. 6), and now those tickets are already gone.

“Wow. To see this response from the fans to our final show is humbling and exciting at the same time,” said Strait in a press statement. “This is going to be an incredible night and I feel very blessed this holiday knowing how many of you we’ll get to see next year on our final tour.”

GRAMMY-winning Texas country-swing group Asleep At The Wheel is on the bill to open the evening. On top of that, this final tour stop will also feature a huge roster of special guest, including Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Vince Gill, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Miranda LambertMartina McBride and Lee Ann Womack. The guests will sing three songs each; Strait, though, will perform a full set.

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The final leg of Strait’s farewell concert tour kicks off Jan. 9, 2014 in Bossier City, Louisiana. Many of those same guest artists are also appearing with Strait at various tour stops along the way. A full list of tour dates with guest appearances is below.

Note that Strait has promised that he’s still going to make music, and may even play some live dates when the right occasion arises.

“As far as a structured tour goes, after the last day in 2014, that’s gonna be it for the touring,” Strait said during a press conference in September of 2012, when he first announced the tour. However, he continued, “I’m still going to make records, I’m going to write.” And then, once the tour is complete, “if a special event comes up that I want to do, by all means I’m going to do it.”

Cowboy Rides Away Tour 2014 – dates, venues and special guests:

January 9, 2014 CenturyLink Center│Bossier City, La.
*With special guest Jason Aldean
January 10, 2014 Frank Erwin Center│Austin, Texas
*With special guest Jason Aldean
January 17, 2014 CenturyLink Center│Omaha, Neb.
*With special guest Eric Church
January 18, 2014 Spring Center│Kansas City, Mo.
*With special guest Eric Church
January 30, 2014 SAP Center│San Jose, Calif.
*With special guest Martina McBride
January 31, 2014 Valley View Casino Center│San Diego, Calif.
*With special guest Miranda Lambert
February 1, 2014 MGM Grand Garden Arena│Las Vegas, Nev.
*With special guest Miranda Lambert
February 7, 2014 US Airways Center│Phoenix, Ariz.
*With special guest Martina McBride
February 8, 2014 STAPLES Center│Los Angeles, Calif.
*With special guest Martina McBride
February 14, 2014 The Palace│Auburn Hills, Mich.
*With special guest Little Big Town
February 15, 2014 Nationwide Arena│Columbus, Ohio
*With special guest Little Big Town
February 28, 2014 Wells Fargo Center│Philadelphia, Penn.
*With special guest Martina McBride
March 1, 2014 Prudential Center│Newark, N.J.
*With special guest Martina McBride
March 7, 2014 KFC Yum! Center│Louisville, Ky.
*With special guest Vince Gill
March 8, 2014 Allstate Arena│Chicago, Ill.
*With special guest Vince Gill
March 21, 2014 Bridgestone Arena│Nashville, Tenn.
*With special guest Sheryl Crow
March 22, 2014 Phillips Arena│Atlanta, Ga.
*With special guest Sheryl Crow
April 4, 2014 INTRUST Bank Arena│Wichita, Kan.
*With special guests Lee Ann Womack and Merle Haggard
April 5, 2014 Pepsi Center│Denver, Colo.
*With special guests Lee Ann Womack and Merle Haggard
April 11, 2014 Moda Center│Portland, Ore.
*With special guest Chris Young
April 12, 2014 Tacoma Dome│Tacoma, Wash.
*With special guest Chris Young
April 18, 2014 Wells Fargo Arena│Des Moines, Iowa
*With special guest Ronnie Dunn
April 19, 2014 BOK Center│Tulsa, Okla.
*With special guest Ronnie Dunn
May 23, 2014 Tiger Stadium│Baton Rouge, La.
*Bayou Country Superfest
May 31, 2014 Gillette Stadium│Foxborough, Mass.
*With special guests Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
June 7, 2014 AT&T Stadium│Arlington, Texas
*With special guests Jason Aldean, Asleep At The Wheel, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Vince Gill, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride and Lee Ann Womack

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