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Strait tour resumes Friday

Tuesday, January 11, 2011 – The George Strait tour continues into 2011, starting up again Friday in Austin with Reba McEntire and Lee Ann Womack opening. The trio will continue through April 9 in Louisville.

Pollstar recently announced its "Top 50 North American Tours for 2010," and the Strait, McEntire and Womack tour was the top country music tour of the year. The tour was number 14 overall, list grossing over $41.6 million.

While the first date on the 2011 tour, Friday will be another first for Strait. Strait teamed up with RedShirtsFridays.org to show support for U.S. military servicemen and women. He personally began participating in "Red Shirt Friday" during the holidays and will continue that tradition this Friday as he wears a red shirt to perform at the Austin tour stop. Strait is also encouraging fans to wear red shirts to all of his Friday shows.

"We are going to wear red shirts to every Friday's tour date and we encourage the fans to do the same," said Strait. "I want to see a building full of red shirts if possible."

Tour dates are:
Jan. 14 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
Jan. 15 Oklahoma City, OK Ford Center
Jan. 27 Tallahassee, FL Leon County Civic Center
Jan. 28 Jacksonville, FL Veterans Memorial Arena
Jan. 29 Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum
Feb. 4 Fresno, CA SaveMart Center
Feb. 5 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
Feb. 17 Indianapolis, IN Conseco Fieldhouse
Feb. 18 Cleveland, OH Quickens Loan Arena
Feb. 19 Auburn Hills, MI The Palace
March 4 Cincinnati, OH US Bank Arena
March 5 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena
March 25 Lubbock, TX United Spirit Arena
March 26 Las Cruces, NM Pan American Center
April 1 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
April 2 Salt Lake City, UT Energy Solutions Arena
April 8 Columbia, MO Mizzou Arena
April 9 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Arena


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