Strait returns to Vegas
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
– George Strait announced today that he will be return to Las Vegas for four additional weekends at T-Mobile Arena in 2017.
Billed as 2 Nights of Number 1's, the limited engagement with back-to-back nights will showcase live performances of Strait's 60 number 1 hits plus other songs over each weekend, with GRAMMY-nominated country singer / songwriter Cam joining as support.
Tickets for all dates will go on sale Friday, Dec. 2 at 10 a.m. Pacific via www.StraitToVegas.com.
The all-new 2017 shows follow Strait's Strait to Vegas exclusive concert series at T-Mobile Arena, which is nearing the wrap of its first year of worldwide exclusive engagements with a pair of shows on Friday, Dec. 2 through Saturday, Dec. 3 and previously announced and sold-out 2017 shows Friday, Feb. 17 through Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017.
New dates are:
Friday, April 7, 2017
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Friday, July 28, 2017
Saturday, July 29, 2017
Friday, Sept. 1, 2017
Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017
Friday, Dec. 8, 2017
Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017
Strait is releasing "Strait Out of the Box: Part 2," on Friday. The release is a 3-CD, 56-song collection of his hits from 1996 to 2016 and includes 2 new songs.
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