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George Strait Extends 'Strait to Vegas' Residency into 2019

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If you were hoping to catch George Strait live in Las Vegas, now you'll have another chance. The King of Country announced that he'll continue his Strait to Vegas residency into 2019 for two shows at Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena on Feb. 1 and Feb. 2.

Rising country star Ashley McBryde will open for the country legend for both shows. McBryde is currently on her own Girl Going Nowhere Tour.

Tickets for the 2019 Strait to Vegas shows go on sale on Oct. 19. To purchase, visit here.

Strait kicked off his Strait to Vegas run in 2016 with opener Kacey Musgraves.

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The Las Vegas residency will be among some of the first shows Strait will play without his longtime drummer Mike Kennedy, who was killed in a car accident in August. Kennedy was a central member of Strait's iconic Ace in the Hole Band. 

Strait wrote about the loss of his bandmate and friend on Facebook after Kennedy's passing.

"Hard to put into words how much Mike's passing has affected us all," Strait wrote. "Our hearts are broken. It's going to be very strange not being able to look over and see him there in his spot on stage and very emotional as well I'm sure for all of us and also his fans. The band will never be the same."

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George Strait Extends 'Strait to Vegas' Residency into 2019