Strait sets tour with Reba opening
Monday, November 2, 2009
– George Strait George Strait will kick off his arena tour early next year and this time, he's bringing along Reba McEntire. The tour starts in late January in Baltimore and ends in April in Des Moines, Iowa. The tour currently includes 19 dates.
The superstars performed together for the first time in many years for a sold-out crowd at the Cowboy's Stadium inaugural event in Dallas.
"I can't wait to get back out there and perform some of my new favorites from 'Twang' along with hits the fans already love," said Strait. "And with my friend Reba, we will make it a really spectacular night."
Tour dates are:
Jan. 22 Baltimore, MD 1st
Jan. 23 Greensboro, NC Coliseum
Jan. 29 Knoxville, TN Thompson Boling
Jan. 30 Charlottesville, VA JPJ Arena
Feb. 5 Phoenix, AZ US Airways
Feb. 6 Las Vegas, NV MGM
Feb. 18 St Louis, MO Scottrade Center
Feb. 19 Wichita, KS Intrust Bank Arena
Feb. 20 Tulsa, OK BOK Arena
Feb. 25 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
Feb. 26 Orlando, FL Amway Arena
March 4 Memphis, TN FedEx Forum
March 5 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena
March 6 Little Rock, AR Verizon
March 26 Portland, OR The Rose Garden
March 27 Tacoma, WA Tacomadome
April 8 Omaha, NE Qwest Center
April 9 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
April 10 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena
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