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George Strait Announces Six Stadium Shows for 2023


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George Strait made country music fans in six major markets' weeks on Monday (Oct. 24) by announcing a short list of 2023 tour dates. Each stop will feature Chris Stapleton and special guest Little Big Town.

"When I walk through those curtains and see those smiling faces, my feet don't touch the ground again until I walk back out and get on that bus that got me there. That's from a song I wrote called 'I'll Always Remember You.' It's a true statement," Strait told Billboard. "When we talked about doing these six shows next year with Chris, it was a no brainer for me. I was all in."

"I love doing these shows with George about as much as I like doing anything. There's nothing to compare it to," added Stapleton. "So many of his songs are in the ethos of what country music is. Playing these shows together is a great experience all the way around."

The news follows the announcement of the Country Music Hall of Fame member's final 2022 concerts: Nov. 18-19 gigs at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas.

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Strait released his most recent album, Honky Tonk Time Machine, in 2019. With his single "Weight of the Badge," the multi-platinum selling troubadour 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 King of Country Music has continued to perform several concert dates each year. His hugely popular Las Vegas residency at T-Mobile Arena kicked off in 2016 and continued into 2022.

Strait had a knee replaced right before quarantine in 2020.

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"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 2023

May 6  -- Glendale, Ariz. (State Farm Stadium)
June 3 -- Milwaukee, Wisc. (American Family Field)
June 17 -- Seattle, Wash. (Lumen Field)
June 24 -- Denver, Colo. (Empower Field at Mile High Stadium)
July 28 -- Nashville, Tenn. (Nissan Stadium)
July 29 -- Nashville, Tenn. (Nissan Stadium)
Aug. 5 -- Tampa, Fla. (Raymond James Stadium)

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