George Strait To Return To Arenas
After headlining four consecutive multi-artist stadium tours that notched a combined gross of about $100 million, George Strait will return to headlining arenas this year, Billboard Bulletin reports.After headlining four consecutive multi-artist stadium tours that notched a combined gross of about $100 million, George Strait will return to headlining arenas this year, Billboard Bulletin reports. In his first arena dates since 1997, Strait will play the Cajundome in Lafayette, La., on Feb. 28 and the Pyramid Arena in Memphis on March 1, followed by a March 3 return to the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.
Strait -- who has sold more than 57 million albums, according to his label, MCA Nashville -- will then take the summer off before returning to the road this fall for 20-25 arena dates, mostly on Thursday-Sunday strings, with an opening act to be determined. Strait grossed more than $158 million in the '90s, making him one of the decade's top touring artists.
The artist's latest MCA Nashville album, "The Road Less Traveled," debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums and No. 9 on The Billboard 200 last November.
Here are George Strait's tour dates:
Feb. 28: Lafayette, La. (Cajundome)
March 1: Memphis (Pyramid Arena)
March 3: Houston (Reliant Astrodome)