As first tipped here in January, veteran country artist George Strait will return to headlining arenas this fall after headlining four consecutive multi-artist stadium tours that notched a combined gr

As first tipped here in January, veteran country artist George Strait will return to headlining arenas this fall after headlining four consecutive multi-artist stadium tours that notched a combined gross of about $100 million. The tour begins Sept. 12 outside of Detroit and will run through Nov. 2 in San Antonio, Texas. Jo Dee Messina will open all dates.

Earlier this year, Strait played his first arena shows since 1997. He grossed more than $158 million in the '90s, making him one of the decade's top touring artists. Strait's latest MCA Nashville album, "The Road Less Traveled," debuted last November at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums and No. 9 on The Billboard 200.

Here are George Strait's tour dates:

Sept. 12: Auburn Hills, Mich. (Palace of Auburn Hills)
Sept. 13: Nashville (Gaylord Entertainment Center)
Sept. 14: Charlotte, N.C. (Charlotte Coliseum)
Sept. 20: San Jose, Calif. (Compaq Center)
Sept. 21: Los Angeles (the Forum)
Sept. 26: Indianapolis (Conseco Fieldhouse)
Sept. 27: Columbus, Ohio (Nationwide Arena)
Sept. 28: Cleveland (Gund Arena)
Oct. 3: Albany, N.Y. (Pepsi Arena)
Oct. 4: State College, Pa. (Bryce Jordan Center)
Oct. 5: Buffalo, N.Y. (HSBC Arena)
Oct. 17: Lubbock, Texas (United Spirit Arena)
Oct. 18: Albuquerque, N.M. (Pit Arena)
Oct. 19: Las Cruces, N.M. (Pan American Center)
Oct. 24: Portland, Ore. (Rose Garden)
Oct. 26: Boise, Idaho (Boise State Pavilion)
Oct. 31: Oklahoma City (venue TBA)
Nov. 1: Dallas (American Airlines Center)
Nov. 2: San Antonio (SBC Center)