George Strait Returns to the Stage: ‘We Will Finally Ride Again’

George Strait; Photo by Jason Stoltzfus
George Strait; Photo by Jason Stoltzfus
George Strait; Photo by Jason Stoltzfus
"We will finally ride again," Strait says.

Country music icon George Strait returned to the stage for the first time since February 2020 on Friday (Aug. 13) at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena.

The King of Country was more than ready to perform live again after such a long break.

“The Ace in the Hole Band and I have been looking forward to this day for a year and a half,” Strait shared in a statement prior to the show. “I cannot wait to see Vegas and all of my great fans once again. It’s been way too long. We will finally ride again. See you soon.”

Strait performed back-to-back nights at the arena and even hosted a very special guest – Kelly Clarkson. The superstar encouraged fans to “run, don’t walk to any George Strait show” after seeing him live. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Following his two performances, the singer surpassed 30 total shows for his series “Strait to Vegas” that began in 2016. Fans were in for a surprise as Strait shared that he will be returning to the T-Mobile Arena for back-to-back nights on Friday, December 3 and Saturday, December 4 as well as Friday, February 11 and Saturday, February 12.

Special guests Tenille Townes will be joining the country star for shows in February and Caitlyn Smith will grace the stage in December. Tickets for all four shows will be available to the public next Friday, August 27 at 10 a.m. PT via Axs.com. Presale begins this Wednesday, August 18.

The Country Music Hall of Fame member has a busy second half of 2021 ahead of him, as he is set to headline both weekends of Austin City Limits Music Festival on October 1 and 8 and will take the stage at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium with Eric Church for the ATLive festival on November 5 for a “The King & The Chief” show. He will also be playing at Minneapolis’ U.S. Bank Stadium on November 13 before returning to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on March 20, 2022. 

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