George Stait Announces Announces Final Tour…But NOT Retiring!
Wearing a black cowboy hat, jeans and a button up shirt, one of Country Music’s biggest icons, the man who can claim fifty-nine number one singles, the King, George Strait, stepped behind a podium at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, TN this morning to announce that after 2014, he will no longer be touring. Strait and his team were very clear however, that George is NOT retiring. He will continue to write and cut records. So, now that we know that, we can all sigh a sigh of relief. Let’s look at what details we gathered during the press conference!
George Strait Final Tour Details.
In 2013, George Strait will be kicking off 40 tour dates that will run through 2014. We know that the 20 dates for 2013 will include Martina McBride. Strait also specifically indicated that Randy Rogers and Miranda Lambert will be performing at the upcoming Houston, TX date. He then stated,
“There’s just no tellin who might show. Hopefully we’ll have some surprises for people.”
George Strait, New Music In The Works!
There was more exciting news for country music fans, though! George let us know that he is already planning on getting back into the studio. He will be making time to work on a new record, come October. He said that this was the longest break he’d taken between records since 1981, and he was ready to get back to work on some new music!!
Its good to know that Strait is still going to be giving fans new music in the years to come. Despite this very good news though, some fans are no doubt still heart broken at the prospect that George will only be playing fourty more live tour dates. He did suggest that if a special event came up, he and the band would consider getting back together on an off and on basis. As far as the structured, set dates of a full tour, though, after 2014, that will be no more. There was one tiny ray of possible hope as the king did admit that this decision isn’t entirely written in stone,
“I believe I made the right the decision. Only time will tell… After two years…maybe I’ll reconsider.”
When asked what he would do with his free time, he told those listening in, that he didn’t really know what he was going to do, though he did give us a little bit of an idea… a little golf, some fishing and spending time with family, especially his grandson. Sounds like a good plan to us!
Well, that was a whirlwind of information, and I’ll leave you with this…when asked why he thinks he’s so successful, George gave the best possible answer. He said he doesn’t really know, but he thinks it has something to do with having such great fans.
“I don’t really know exactly how to answer it. I think the most important thing is the songs…thats what this business is all about. And when we go out and tour we just try to do the best shows we can…I have great fans…I’ll seen fans that have been coming out since the 80’s and that’s pretty special.”
Stay with us, and we’ll keep you up to date on all the George Strait news you need!
George Strait 2013 Tour Dates! Tickets on Sale October 12th
Jan. 18th, 2013- Lubbock, TX
Jan. 19th, 2013- Oklahoma City, OK
Jan. 25th, 2013- Salt Lake City, UT
Jan. 26th, 2013- Nampa, ID
Jan. 31st, 2013- Sacramento, CA
Feb. 1st, 2013- Fresno, CA
Feb, 2, 2013- Las Vegas, NV
Feb. 15th, 2013- St. Paul, MN
Feb. 16th, 2013- Grand Forks, ND
Feb. 22nd, 2013- Buffalo, NY
Feb. 23rd, 2013- Hartford, CT
Mar. 1st, 2013- Knoxville, TN
Mar. 2nd, 2013- Lexington, KY
Mar. 17th, 2013- Houston, TX
Mar. 22nd, 2013- Greenville, SC
Mar. 23rd, 2013- Greensboro, NC
Apr. 5th, 2013- Albuquerque, NM
Apr. 6th, 2013- Las Cruces, NM
Apr. 12th, 2013- Little Rock, AR
Apr. 13th, 2013- New Orleans, LA
June 1st, 2013- San Anotonia, TX