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Strait announces last leg

Monday, September 9, 2013 – The final leg of George Strait's The Cowboy Rides Away Tour starts Jan. 9 in Louisiana with the tour making 26 stops, including Strait's final tour stop at AT&T Stadium at an unannounced date sometime after May 31, 2014.

The tour includes stadium stops in Louisiana and Massachusetts.

Guests featured throughout the tour will include Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Ronnie Dunn, Merle Haggard, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Lee Ann Womack and Chris Young. Matching the supporting artist with the tour date can be accomplished through a planned "tweet to unlock" campaign. A fan club pre-sale begins Sept. 24, with general on-sale commencing Sept. 27. Strait will continue to record for MCA and perform select dates.

Strait will continue to record for MCA and perform select dates.

Tour dates are:
Jan. 9 - CenturyLink, Bossier City, LA
Jan. 10 - Frank Erwin Center, Austin, TX
Jan. 17 - CenturyLink Center, Omaha, NE
Jan. 18 - Sprint Center, Kansas City
Jan. 30 - SAP Center, San Jose
Jan. 31 - Valley View Casino Center, San Diego
Feb. 1 - MGM Grand Arena, Las Vegas
Feb. 7 - US Airways Center, Phoenix
Feb. 8 - Staples Center, Los Angeles
Feb. 14 - Palace Of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI
Feb. 15 - Nationwide Arena, Columbus
Feb. 28 - Wells Fargo Arena, Philadelphia
March 1 - Prudential Center, Newark
March 7 - KFC Yum! Arena, Louisville
March 8 - Allstate Arena, Chicago
March 21 - Bridgestone Arena, Nashville
March 22 - Philips Arena, Atlanta
April 4 - Intrust Bank Arena, Wichita, KS
April 5 - Pepsi Center, Denver
April 11 - Moda Center, Portland
April 12 - Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, WA
April 18 - Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, IA
April 19 - BOK Arena, Tulsa
May 23 - LSU Tiger Stadium Bayou Country Superfest, Baton Rouge, LA
May 31 - Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA
TBD - AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX

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Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: With or without band, Isbell satisfies – Usually, when an artist performs without his regular backing band, it becomes about mathematics of subtraction. That artist is armed with far fewer artistic weapons at his/her disposal, after all. In Jason Isbell's case, though, when he performed with just his wife and fiddler Amanda Shires, it was more about substitution than subtraction.... »»»
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