George Strait’s Farewell Tour Adds Another Chapter
The eternally cowboy-hatted George Strait has just announced the final leg of his suitably, but poignantly named The Cowboy Rides Away tour.
The country legend announced that he’d be retiring from road life last year, but don’t worry, he’s still recording and recently signed a five album deal, so it looks like he’s got at least five more years of music years left in him.
Straight from Strait’s mouth:
“It’s been a hard decision for me to make, but as far as touring goes, I’ve decided I’m not going to tour anymore after the next two years.”
Strait announced the tour’s final leg at a press conference on Monday, telling everybody:
“The first leg of the tour earlier this year was very fun, but also very emotional. Every city and venue holds such great memories. I’m really looking forward to seeing our fans out on the road in 2014.”
Awww. The new stretch of dates will kick off on January 9th at Bossier City’s CenturyLink Center, and will see the singer play shows in Austin, San Jose, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Chicago, Denver, among others, before wrapping up the fiesta at Arlington’s AT&T Center in Strait’s home state of Texas at a yet to be determined date sometime after May 31st when Strait plans to play Foxborough, Massachusetts.
Also, Strait’s plans to feature a different opening act each week of the tour and believe me when I say that it is a veritable exclusive guest list of country music royalty, with Strait dragging Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Ronnie Dunn, Vince Gill, Merle Haggard, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Lee Ann Womack and Chris Young on the road with him. Get ready for George Strait and his famous friends.
Let’s hope that cowboy rides away in style, as that old proverb goes.