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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|
|January||9||CenturyLink||Bossier City, La.|
|10||Frank Erwin Center||Austin, Texas|
|17||CenturyLink Center||Omaha, Neb.|
|18||Sprint Center||Kansas City, Mo.|
|30||SAP Center||San Jose, Calif.|
|31||Valley View Casino Center||San Diego|
|February||1||MGM Grand Arena||Las Vegas|
|7||US Airways Center||Phoenix|
|8||Staples Center||Los Angeles|
|14||The Palace of Auburn Hills||Auburn Hills, Mich.|
|15||Nationwide Arena||Columbus, Ohio|
|28||Wells Fargo Arena||Philadelphia|
|March||1||Prudential Center||Newark, N.J.|
|7||KFC Yum! Arena||Louisville, Ky.|
|22||Philips Arena||Atlanta, Ga.|
|April||4||Intrust Bank Arena||Wichita, Kan.|
|11||The Moda Center||Portland, Ore.|
|12||Tacoma Dome||Tacoma, Wash.|
|18||Wells Fargo Arena||Des Moines, Iowa|
|19||BOK Arena||Tulsa, Okla.|
|May||23||LSU Tiger Stadium Bayou Country Superfest||Baton Rouge, La.|
|31||Gillette Stadium||Foxborough, Mass.|
|TBD||AT&T Stadium||Arlington, Texas|