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George Strait announces final dates of his farewell tour

George Strait's “The Cowboy Rides Away Tour” will include an April 19 show at Tulsa's BOK Center.
by Brandy McDonnell Published: September 13, 2013

Music legend George Strait will play one of his last shows as a touring artist at Tulsa's BOK Center.

King George announced the 2014 dates of his two-year farewell tour in a rare news conference Monday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, that was live-streamed on his website. “The Cowboy Rides Away Tour” will end next summer on a to-be-announced date at the massive home of the Dallas Cowboys.

On April 19, the Texas troubadour will bring his final tour to the BOK Center, where he and Oklahoma native Reba McEntire set a venue record in 2010, selling out their co-headlining gig in less than an hour and marking the first time more than 18,000 tickets were sold for one event at the arena. Strait returned to the BOK Center with Martina McBride for a February 2012 concert.

Pre-sale Sept. 24

George Strait fan club members will have an opportunity to purchase tickets during a pre-sale period beginning at 10 a.m. in the venue's respective time zone on Sept. 24, according to a news release. In addition, American Express Card members will get to purchase tickets before the general public. Tickets for the general public will go on sale in select markets beginning at 10 a.m. Sept. 27.

Ticket prices and on-sale date for the 2014 Tulsa show have not yet been announced, according a venue spokeswoman.

Along with unveiling the final 26 markets he will visit next winter and spring, Strait, 61, revealed he will have special guests on each tour weekend that will be matched with the corresponding tour date and market via a “tweet to unlock” campaign. Special guests will include McBride, Tishomingo resident Miranda Lambert, former Tulsan Ronnie Dunn, Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Little Big Town, Merle Haggard, Lee Ann Womack, Chris Young and more.

‘Very emotional'

In January, the superstar played the second sold-out show on his 2013-14 farewell trek at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City. McBride was the opening act for the 2013 leg of “The Cowboy Rides Away Tour.”

“The first leg of the tour earlier this year was very fun, but also very emotional,” Strait said. “Every city and venue holds such great memories. I'm really looking forward to seeing our fans out on the road in 2014.”

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by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1...
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