George Strait to hit Hartford on start of final tour

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George Strait has announced he will dedicate 2013 and 2014 to tour the country and celebrate his last years of touring with his legions of fans. The country music legend will kick of “The Cowboy Rides Away” tour in January and hit Connecticut in February for his only scheduled stop in New England thus far. He’ll perform at the XL Center in Hartford on Saturday, February 23. Tickets for the show, which will also feature special guest Martina McBride, will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster for $69.50 and $89.50.

Strait, who celebrated his 60th birthday earlier this year, shared in a press release, “This is going to be a very special, emotional tour for me. Everywhere we’re going holds fond memories and I’m looking forward to paying my respects.”

Fans can anticipate Straight to deliver a range of his staggering 59 #1 career hits in addition to some brand new tunes due out next year.

Strait has sold over 65 million albums and earned more than 60 major industry awards. He is the only artist in music history to achieve at least one Top Ten hit each year during his 30-year career. His last offering of all new material was 2011’s Here for a Good Time, which feature hit singles “Here for a Good Time” and “Love’s Gonna Make It Alright”. Following the completion of “The Cowboy Rides Away” tour, Strait plans to continue recording new music and play select dates around the country.

McBride continues to tour in support of her latest album, 2011’s Eleven.

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