George Strait announces '07 tour
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George Strait announces '07 tour

Wednesday, November 1, 2006 – George Strait will hit the road in early 2007 for an arena tour with the first leg going into early March.

The tour starts Jan. 11 in Lafayette, support of "It Just Comes Natural," which he released in early October. Striat also will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame Monday.

Ronnie Milsap will be Strait's special guest on the tour.

Tour dates are:
Jan. 11 Lafayette, La. Cajundome
Jan. 12 Shreveport, La. CenturyTel Center
Jan. 13 Memphis FedEx Forum
Jan. 18 Hershey, Pa. Hershey Park
Jan. 19 Charlottesville, Va. John Paul Jones Arena
Jan. 20 Greensboro, N.C. Greensboro Coliseum
Jan. 25 Portland, Ore. Rose Quarter
Jan. 26 Boise, Idaho Taco Bell Arena
Jan. 27 Tacoma, Wash. Tacomadome
Feb. 1 Las Cruces, N.M. Pan American Center
Feb. 2 Phoenix America West Arena
Feb. 3 Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena
Feb. 15 Hoffman Estates, Ill. Sears Center Arena
Feb. 16 Pittsburgh Mellon Arena
Feb. 17 Columbus, Ohio Nationwide Arena
Feb. 22 Indianapolis, Ind. Conseco Fieldhouse
Feb. 23 Knoxville, Tenn. Thompson-Bowling Arena
Feb. 24 North Charleston, S.C . North Charleston, Coliseum
March 2 Kansas City, Mo. Kemper Arena
March 3 Denver Pepsi Arena

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