George Strait announces farewell tour's final dates and opening acts

The second and last leg of the country singer's farewell tour begins January 9 in Bossier City, La.
Posted By KATE STANTON, UPI.com   |   Sept. 9, 2013 at 11:11 PM
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Legendary country singer George Strait called reporters to AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, Monday morning to announce details about the final leg of his big farewell tour -- including dates, locations and opening acts.

“It’ll be a hell of an ending," the 61-year-old singer said of the tour's last stop at AT&T Stadium next year, though the date is still to be determined.

The 61-year-old singer first announced the tour in 2012, saying he planned to finish in 2014 but would continue to record new music and play the occasional concert.

"My plan is to keep doing things here and there, when I feel like it,” he added. “Hopefully those opportunities will come along for me, ’cause I can’t see hangin’ it up for good forever. As long as I enjoy it, I’m gonna keep doing it. To be able to end the tour here, like Louis said, it’s gonna be incredible.”

Strait's tour will have a new opening act each week. So far, the roster of names includes Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill, Merle Haggard and Miranda Lambert.

Here's Strait's confirmed dates and cities:

Jan. 9: Bossier City, La.
Jan. 10: Austin, Texas
Jan. 17: Omaha
Jan. 18: Kansas City, Mo.
Jan. 30: San Jose, Calif.
Jan. 31: San Diego
Feb. 1: Las Vegas
Feb. 7: Phoenix
Feb. 8: Los Angeles
Feb. 14: Auburn Hills, Mich.
Feb. 15: Columbus, Ohio
Feb. 28: Philadelphia
March 1: Newark, N.J.
March 7: Louisville, Ky.
March 8: Chicago
March 21: Nashville
March 22: Atlanta.
April 4: Wichita, Kan.
April 5: Denver
April 11: Portland, Ore.
April 12: Tacoma: Wash.
April 18: Des Moines, Iowa
April 19: Tulsa, Okla.
May 23: Baton Rouge, La.
May 31: Foxborough, Mass.
TBD: AT&T Stadium

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