George Strait Sets Final 2018 Dates

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George Strait plays “Here For a Good Time” for the ACM Honors at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville Aug. 23.

George Strait is planning ahead to December and his last two concert dates in 2018.  The shows will also feature special guests Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen.

We’ll cut right to the chase.  The newly added shows are scheduled for Dec. 7-8 at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena.

Strait appearing with Lovett and Keen shouldn’t come as any surprise to fans.  The three Texans came together for last year’s “Hand in Hand Texas: A Benefit For Hurricane Relief” as well as for a couple of gigs at T-Mobile earlier this month.

Strait announced his retirement from touring in 2012 when he revealed plans for his “Cowboy Rides Away” outing.  During the past two years Strait has kept his live appearances to a minimum, preferring to do a handful of shows at the T-Mobile Arena.

Not only is Strait acclaimed as the “King of Country” but the music legend is also top-tier royalty at the box office.  Reports submitted to Pollstar since 1999 are filled with sold-out shows and spectacular ticket counts.  A look back at the last 19 years shows the star averaging 19,432 tickets sold per evening, with nightly grosses reaching over $1.39 million and a total gross of $388 million.

Tickets for newly announced December shows go on sale April 6.  Keep an eye on Pollstar’s George Strait page for further developments.