George Strait, Chris Stapleton, Little Big Town Join For Six-City Stadium Run In 2023

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Country superstar George Strait will be joined by eight-time Grammy winner Chris Stapleton as he visits stadiums in Phoenix, Seattle, Denver, Milwaukee, Nashville and Tampa for a short summer 2023 tour. Joining Strait and Stapleton on all dates is Little Big Town.

Tickets to all shows go on sale next Friday, Nov. 4 at 10 a.m. local time at American Express Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 10 a.m. local time through Thursday, Nov. 3 at 10 p.m. local time.

Strait tours selectively in recent years, preferring to schedule one-offs than mount full tours – making for “can’t miss” events. Over the last three years, the still-reigning King of Country has averaged 20,670 tickets sold per show for a gross of $3,757,000.

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Prior to that, Strait was the grand opening artist for the Moody Center at the University of Texas in Austin April 29-30. Appearing with Willie Nelson and the Randy Rogers Band, Straight moved 28,843 tickets over two shows for a gross of $4,313,086.

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The summer 2023 tour won’t be Strait’s first rodeo with Stapleton and Little Big Town, either. The three artists, plus Parker McCollum, struck metaphorical gold at the King of Country’s last stadium appearance – a 57,852-ticket sellout at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri on July 30 that grossed $10,400,027.

Producer Louis Messina, founder of Messina Touring Group and longtime Strait touring partner, along with promoter AEG Presents, is ecstatic about the stadium run and its stars.

“[Strait] and Stapleton are magical together. You throw Little Big Town on there, it’s a helluva fucking show,” Messina says. “We’ve done them three times and set records everywhere. [Strait] and Chris respect each other so much. Chris adores him – who doesn’t? He’s the King – they really work so well together.”

George Strait w/ Chris Stapleton & special guests Little Big Town 2023 Stadium Shows:

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 29 Nashville, Tenn. || Nissan Stadium
Aug. 5 Tampa, Fla. || Raymond James Stadium