Country music legend George Strait was not really ready for retirement back in 2014. So he decided maybe a few Las Vegas play dates would be a nice diversion. Strait will be one of the first entertainers to perform at the new 20,000-seat Las Vegas Arena, which is scheduled to open in April of 2016.
When he first announced the dates in a Press Conference in October, tickets to the 2016 dates became a hot commodity. So he agreed to a few more dates in 2017. George will be playing a total of nine shows in Las Vegas into 2017! George is a pure entertainer, so at this rate I would expect shows more to be added by early next year.
“I’ve missed stepping on stage and playing that first note … hearing the crowd sing in unison … there’s just nothing like it,” Strait says in a press release. “I’d be lying if I said it didn’t feel good to know that the fans have missed me, too.”
April 22, 2016
April 23, 2016
October 9, 2016
October 10, 2016
December 2, 2016
December 3, 2016
February 17, 2017
February 18, 2017
Just for the record: George Strait has had 60 No. 1 singles and nearly 70 million records sold. He is still the most-nominated artist in CMA Awards history and was the very first country music artist honored with Billboard’s “Legend Of Live” Award. His last show, which took place at AT&T Stadium on June 7, 2014, absolutely shattered the North American attendance record for an indoor concert with 104,793 ticket-holders.
(Photo: Tom Donoghue)
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