George Strait Biography
Renowned for his neotraditional blend of honky tonk and Western swing, George Strait has amassed an incredible 60 number one hits, inspired a legion of young ‘hat acts’ and sold millions of George Strait tickets to become the undisputed King of Country. Born in Poteet, Texas in 1952, Strait first began performing country music during his time in the U.S. Army before forming what would later become his permanent backing group, Ace In The Hole Band, while studying for a degree in agriculture. After selling George Strait tickets for shows across the Texas circuit, he signed to MCA in 1981, positioned himself as an antidote to the pop-influenced country acts prevalent at the time with the unashamedly old-fashioned debut Strait Country and kicked off his record-breaking run of chart-topping singles with 1982’s “Fool Hearted Memory.” A year later, George Strait tickets went on sale for his first of 20 annual appearances at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, while he also scored his first No.1 country LP with Right Or Wrong. Strait continued to dominate the scene in the 80s, picking up a string of CMA and ACM Awards, reaching pole position a further six times on the album charts and selling George Strait tickets in droves. Unlike many of his peers, Strait managed to survive the early 90s generational shift, making his US Top 10 debut with the soundtrack to the Pure Country film he also starred in, issuing the second best-selling box set of all time with 1995’s Strait Out Of The Box, and releasing George Strait tickets for several sell-out tours. In 1997, he topped the Billboard 200 with Carrying Your Love With Me and staged his own eponymous Country Music Festival, which later sold enough George Strait tickets to be confirmed as the eighth highest grossing tour of 1998. In 2002, he achieved his highest US Hot 100 peak with “She’ll Leave You With A Smile” and a year later released George Strait tickets for the final ever show at the Houston Astrodome. In 2006, he marked his 30th year in the industry with It Just Comes Natural and grossed over $15 million in sales of George Strait tickets for an 18-date tour. While in 2009, he picked up his first ever Grammy for Troubadour, received the ACM Artist of the Decade Award and sold-out George Strait tickets for the first ever show at the AT&T Stadium. In 2012, he announced his retirement from the live stage with the release of George Strait tickets for a two-year farewell The Cowboy Rides Away tour which culminated with a star-studded show at the home of the Dallas Cowboys.
George Strait Tickets News
3-26-14: George Strait setlist from March 21st in Nashville: The Fireman, Check Yes or No, Ocean Front Property, Marina Del Rey, Blame It On Mexico, A Fire I Can't Put Out, Nobody In His Right Mind Would've Left Her, That's What Breaking Hearts Do, Arkansas Dave, Here for a good time ( w/ Sheryl Crow), When did you stop loving me (w/ Sheryl Crow), River Of Love, You Look So Good in Love, How 'Bout Them Cowgirls, Cowboys Like Us (guest appearance by Eric Church), I Saw God Today, I Can Still Make Cheyenne, Drinkin' Man, I Believe, Give It Away, Fool Hearted Memory, Lead On, Amarillo By Morning (guest appearance by Kenny Chesney), Give It All We Got Tonight, The Chair, I Got a Car, I'll Always Remember You, Troubadour, Unwound, You Wreck Me (Tom Petty cover), All My Ex's Live in Texas, Run, Folsom Prison Blues (Johnny Cash cover), The Cowboy Rides Away
3-17-14: George Strait's tour finale at AT&T Stadium is rapidly approaching. The June 7th bash features guest appearances from: Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Lee Ann Womack, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Alan Jackson, Faith Hill, Vince Gill, and Ronnie Dunn. George Strait Tickets for his final show currently average $672 on the resale market.
3-14-14: The cheapest remaining George Strait concert is May 31st at Gillette Stadium. The New England Patriots arena currently averages $120 on the secondary market. The cheapest ticket available is just $10. He'll be joined by Faith Hill and Tim McGraw. The most expensive remaining concert is June 7th at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.
3-4-14: George Strait ticket prices continue to fall. His show this Friday at Louisville's KFC Yum! Center has seen it's average price drop by $32 in the past 7 days. Currently, you can get in the door for $24. Lower level seats start at $94. Vince Gill will be the opening act.
3-3-14: Tickets for George Strait's Saturday performance at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ fell to as low as $5 before he hit the stage. The trend of falling price in eastern cities such as Philadelphia and Boston continue to prove Strait's influence is primarily in the west and southern parts of the country.
2-28-14: This weekend marks two of the cheapest George Strait shows on his “Cowboy Rides Away” tour. Tonight's performance at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia currently has a get-in price of $25, while tomorrow's show at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ has dropped to as low as $9. He'll be joined by Martina McBridge on both dates.
2-27-14: George Strait tickets are clearly more in demand in Texas than the east coast. The country legend brings his “The Cowboy Runs Away” tour to Philadelphia and New Jersey this weekend, and they are the two cheapest dates of his tour. Fans can catch his show at the Wells Fargo Center this Friday for as low as $28, or opt for the Prudential Center in Newark this Saturday for as low as $11.
Strait's most expensive date on his tour is the June 7th show at AT&T Stadium. The super-star filled event currently starts at $220 with floor seats from $569.
2-20-14: According to Billboard, George Strait ha topped the list of highest grossing tours for the past week. Thanks to 4 sold out shows in Phoenix, Los Angeles, Detroit, and Columbus; the country legend grossed $6.4 million. Strait's farewell tour concludes June 7th. Coming I. At numbers 2 and 3 this week were Marc Anthony and The Band Perry.
George Strait is on his final tour and will be joined by Little Big Town, Martina McBride Vince Gill, Sheryl Crow, Lee Ann Womack & Merle Haggard. Here are all upcoming George Strait tour dates:
2/7 - Phoenix, AZ - US Airways Center
2/8 - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center
2/14 - Auburn Hills, MI - The Palace of Auburn Hills
2/15 - Columbus, OH - Nationwide Arena
2/28 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
3/1 - Newark, NJ - Prudential Center
3/7 - Louisville, KY - KFC Yum! Center
3/8 - Rosemont, IL - Allstate Arena
3/21 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
3/22 - Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena
4/4 - Wichita, KS - Intrust Bank Arena
4/5 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
4/11 - Portland, OR - Moda Center
4/12 - Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Dome
4/18 - Des Moines, IA - Wells Fargo Arena
4/19 - Tulsa, OK - BOK Center
5/23 - Baton Rouge, LA - Bayou Country
5/31 - Foxboro, MA - Gillette Stadium
6/7 - Arlington, TX - AT&T Stadium