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George Strait Announces Final Dates of The Cowboy Rides Away Tour

Will end at AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys.

George Strait poses with Jerry Jones at the Sept. 9, 2013 Cowboy Rides Away tour press conference
photo by Lisa Konicki

Now we know where the final part of the Cowboy’s ride will take him.

Iconic entertainer George Strait announced dates for the second leg of his final The Cowboy Rides Away Tour during a press conference held today (Sept. 10) at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas—the home of the Dallas Cowboys.

Beginning Jan. 9 in Bosser City, La., George will play 26 more dates—three of which are stadiums—before he retires from the road for good. Opening acts will change depending on the date and include Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Ronnie Dunn, Vince Gill, Merle Haggard, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Lee Ann Womack, Chris Young and others. Dates appear below.

“I am excited about the tour next year,” said George. “It’s gonna be a little bittersweet for me. It’s starting to sink in now after the first leg of the tour. It’s sinking in more and more every day.”

The Cowboy Rides Away Tour will culminate with George’s final performance, which will take place at AT&T Stadium on a yet-to-be-announced date. No details were given about the event, but organizers promised it would be big.

“This will be the last show of The Cowboy Rides Away Tour. It will be the night of nights, I guarantee you,” said tour promoter Louis Messina.

George originally played the opening of the stadium in 2009, because, as Cowboys owner Jerry Jones noted, “We knew we wanted Texas’ favorite legend to open up our new stadium.”

Considering how his history has intertwined with the stadium, George himself assured everyone that his final show would be one for the ages. “It was a good beginning here, and it’s gonna be one hell of an ending whenever we do our last show here.”

The Cowboy Rides Away Tour 2014
January9CenturyLinkBossier City, La.
 10Frank Erwin CenterAustin, Texas
 17CenturyLink CenterOmaha, Neb.
 18Sprint CenterKansas City, Mo.
 30SAP CenterSan Jose, Calif.
 31Valley View Casino CenterSan Diego
February1MGM Grand ArenaLas Vegas
 7US Airways CenterPhoenix
 8Staples CenterLos Angeles
 14The Palace of Auburn HillsAuburn Hills, Mich.
 15Nationwide ArenaColumbus, Ohio
 28Wells Fargo ArenaPhiladelphia
March1Prudential CenterNewark, N.J.
 7KFC Yum! ArenaLouisville, Ky.
 8Allstate ArenaChicago
 21Bridgestone ArenaNashville
 22Philips ArenaAtlanta, Ga.
April4Intrust Bank ArenaWichita, Kan.
 5Pepsi CenterDenver
 11The Moda CenterPortland, Ore.
 12Tacoma DomeTacoma, Wash.
 18Wells Fargo ArenaDes Moines, Iowa
 19BOK ArenaTulsa, Okla.
May23LSU Tiger Stadium Bayou Country SuperfestBaton Rouge, La.
 31Gillette StadiumFoxborough, Mass.
TBD AT&T StadiumArlington, Texas



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