89x Platinum country music icon George Strait tempts fans with a good time with the announcement of his most extensive stadium stint in nine years!
The 2023 run will feature six major stadium shows as Strait performs alongside one of country’s biggest stars, Chris Stapleton. Joining the two hitmakers are special guests, Little Big Town.
The one-off stadium dates will kick off in Glendale, AZ at State Farm Stadium on May 6, 2023, and will wrap up in Tampa, FL at Raymond James Stadium on August 5, 2023. Strait will also grace the stage for dates in Seattle, Denver, Milwaukee and Nashville.
“When I walk through those curtains and see those smiling faces, my feet don’t touch the ground again ‘til I walk back out and get on that bus that got me there. That’s from a song I wrote called ‘I’ll Always Remember You.’ It’s a true statement,” shared Strait in an interview with Billboard. “When we talked about doing these six shows next year with Chris, it was a no brainer for me. I was all in.”
He continued, “It just felt right. I had the opportunity to work with Chris and Little Big Town and everything just kind of fell in place for next year. I don’t do that many shows anymore, so if we can do a stadium where we can play for more people, that works for me.”
“I love doing these shows with George about as much as I like doing anything. There’s nothing to compare it to,” added Stapleton. “So many of his songs are in the ethos of what country music is. Playing these shows together is a great experience all the way around.”
In 2012, Strait made the decision to step back from touring after performing live across the country for over 30 years, declaring “the old road-warrior days are just going to be over.” Since the King of Country Music set out on his two-year Cowboy Rides Away Tour 2014, he has given only a handful of individual arena, festival and stadium performances.
Concert-goers can expect hit after hit from Strait, as he combines his signature tracks with some change ups as well.
“There are certain songs that I feel we have to do – I don’t want anything thrown at me!” the “Amarillo By Morning” singer joked. “I’m kidding, of course, but I just know when I go to see a certain artist it’s usually because of certain songs. If I don’t hear them, I’m disappointed.”
Ticket sales for all of the shows will begin next Friday, Nov. 4 at 10 a.m. local time. Fans can purchase tickets at GeorgeStrait.com. American Express Card Members will have access to an exclusive presale starting on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 10 a.m. local time until Thursday, Nov. 3 at 10 p.m. local time.
Before embarking on his six-stop stadium run, Strait will take the stage in his native state of Texas for back-to-back nights at Fort Worth’s Dickies Arena on November 18 and November 19. The country legend is also set to return to Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena for his Strait to Vegas series for the 35th and 36th times this December 2 and December 3.
George Strait 2023 Stadium Show Dates:
May 6 — Glendale, Ariz. — State Farm Stadium
June 3 — Milwaukee, Wisc. — American Family Field
June 17 — Seattle, Wash. — Lumen Field
June 24 — Denver, Colo. — Empower Field at Mile High Stadium
July 29 — Nashville, Tenn. — Nissan Stadium
Aug. 5 — Tampa, Fla. — Raymond James Stadium