George Strait's springtime tour calendar keeps filling up, with the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Neb. announcing on Monday (Oct. 18) George Strait: Strait to the Star City, an April 29, 2022 concert event.
The announcement follows the news that Strait will headline the grand opening next spring of the University of Texas' Moody Center, a 15,000-seat arena, and the rest of the bill ain't too shabby, either.
"I'm so glad I'll get to 'sing one with Willie' and I can't think of a better place to do it than Austin, Texas," Strait said in a press release. "Willie is an incredible musician and an even better person, so I know this will be a great night together along with our friends from Randy Rogers Band."
As if the deal needs to be further sweetened, that day happens to be Nelson's 89th birthday.
Ticket pre-sales for the Austin begin next Wednesday (Oct. 20). For more information, visit the Moody Center website. Pre-sales for Lincoln begin Fri., Oct. 29 at 10 a.m. CST via Ticketmaster.
Strait's Las Vegas Residency
Strait played two shows at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Fri., Aug. 13, and Sat., Aug. 14. Early the following week, the country legend announced four additional dates at the same venue in Sin City: Dec. 3 and 4 of this year and Feb. 11 and 12, 2022.
Tickets for all four Las Vegas dates went on sale on Aug. 28.
"The Ace in the Hole Band and I have been looking forward to this day for a year and a half," Strait wrote on social media about his two August shows. "I cannot wait to see Vegas and all of my great fans once again. It's been way too long. We will finally ride again. See you soon."
“The Ace in the Hole Band and I have been looking forward to this day for a year and a half. I cannot wait to see Vegas and all of my great fans once again. It’s been way too long. We will finally ride again. See you soon.” -gs pic.twitter.com/IlK0QUBzwr
— George Strait (@GeorgeStrait) May 19, 2021
The May news of Strait's Vegas return came after his Notre Dame Stadium gig in Indiana was canceled due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.
"With spectator safety the highest priority, a concert featuring country music star George Strait on Aug. 7 at Notre Dame Stadium has been canceled," reads a statement on the school's website.
The statement adds that concert promoters and University officials hope to find a future date for Strait to play in South Bend.
Fans who already have purchased tickets should receive a refund at the point of purchase.
Strait's show at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota has been rescheduled for Nov. 13, 2021.
For a full list of Strait's upcoming tour dates, visit here.
Strait released his most recent album, Honky Tonk Time Machine, in 2019. With "Weight of the Badge," the multi-platinum selling superstar became the first artist to have 100 songs on Billboard's Country Airplay chart.
In October 2019, Strait was given the Bob Hope Award for Excellence in Entertainment, which honors entertainers who demonstrate an exceptional commitment to the United States military through film, literature or music.
Since wrapping up his The Cowboy Rides Away Tour in 2014, the Texas native has continued to perform several dates each year. His hugely popular Strait to Vegas residency kicked off in 2016.
Strait had a knee replaced right before quarantine last year.
"I had been planning that for a while. It went very well but I had to rehab on my own due to the obvious conditions," Strait told Billboard last year. "I'm ready to go again now though. All good."
George Strait Tour Dates:
Austin at Austin City Limits Music Festival -- Oct. 1-3, 8-10
Evansville, Ind. at the Ford Center-- Nov. 7
Atlanta at Mercedes-Benz Stadium -- Nov. 11
Minneapolis at U.S. Bank Stadium -- Nov. 13
Las Vegas at T- Mobile Arena -- Dec. 3-4
Las Vegas at T- Mobile Arena -- Feb. 11-12, 2022
Little Rock, Ark. at Simmons Bank Arena -- March 18, 2022
Houston at Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo -- March 20, 2022
Lincoln, Neb. at Pinnacle Bank Arena -- April 23, 2022
Austin at the Moody Center -- April 29, 2022
This article was originally published in Jan. 2020. It has been updated to reflect new, rescheduled and postponed dates.