George Strait’s two-year farewell tour will end in 2014 with a final concert at Dallas’ AT&T Stadium, and although the date hasn’t been set yet, the country music star promised “a hell of an ending,” the Dallas Morning News said
The 61-year-old top country performer, known for such stand-out hits as “She Let Herself Go” and “All My Ex’s Live in Texas,” announced his upcoming touring retirement last year and then launched his final two-year tour, “The Cowboy Rides Away.” The second leg kicks off in January, and Strait will surround himself with the best of country music as he prepares to get off the road.
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From Miranda Lambert to Sheryl Crow to Vince Gill and Merle Haggard, the tour will feature stars and newbies to country music who are just making their names, the Dallas Morning News said.
Just because he won’t be touring, though, don’t think country music lovers have heard the last of Strait. He has a five-album deal in place, the Morning News said, and is doing some songwriting, which he hasn’t done in years.
On a website about the farewell tour
, a video of interviews with Strait highlights his mixed feelings about no longer touring. Fans obviously feel the same way, turning out in droves to see the country music legend perform. The first 21 shows of the tour have grossed $41 million, the video said.
“There’s been a few times at the end of the night that I’ve walked off stage and just about lost it,” Strait said. “It’s sad for me.”
The final 2014 dates of the tour are listed on the touring website, but that last concert doesn’t yet have a date beside it. The News said it will occur sometime after the last scheduled concert, which is May 24, 2014, in Foxborough, Mass.
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