George Strait will embark on a North American arena tour in mid-January which will play 25 cities through June.

George Strait will embark on a North American arena tour in mid-January which will play 25 cities through June. The only confirmed date at deadline is a Feb. 4 show at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, for which tickets go on sale Oct. 8. Strait will be joined on the road by veteran country act Tracy Lawrence.

The tour comes in support of Strait's recent MCA Nashville album, "Somewhere Down in Texas," which debuted in July at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and Billboard's Top Country Albums chart. It has sold 588,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

As previously reported, the only pre-tour appearance on Strait's schedule will come Nov. 15 as part of the Country Music Association awards in New York.