Strait visits heartland in 2020
Monday, May 6, 2019
– George Strait announced today he would play two shows in May in Kansas and Nebraska in 2020.
Strait has eschewed touring, but does occasional concerts.
Strait plays INTRUST Bank Arena on Friday, Jan. 24, 202 for Visit Wichita Presents Strait to Oz and in Kansas City for Strait to the Heartland at Sprint Center on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. Tickets for both shows go on sale Friday, May 17.
Both prior performances at INTRUST Bank Arena in April 2014 and Sprint Center in January 2014 were part of Strait's final two-year tour, The Cowboy Rides Away Tour. The sold-out concerts respectively held single event attendance records for nearly five years.
Strait recently released "Honky Tonk Time Machine" on MCA Nashville on March 29. The lead single, "Every Little Honky Tonk Bar," is currently Top 20.
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