NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Friday, October 12, 2012) – George Strait’s The Cowboy Rides Away Tour featuring special guest Martina McBride was so popular when tickets went on sale this morning that six tour markets sold out within the first few hours—with Lubbock, Texas selling all 15,431 tickets within just 15 minutes. “I never expected the fans would react like this. It’s just incredible,” shared an ecstatic Strait upon learning the news. “I really do have the best fans in the world, and I’m looking forward to seeing you all on the road very soon.” In addition to Lubbock, sold out cities include Oklahoma City, Okla., St. Paul, Minn., Albuquerque, N.M., Las Vegas, Nev., and Las Cruces, N.M. In select markets, remaining single show tickets are still available for purchase. The full list of tour dates is listed below with tickets available by visiting www.GeorgeStrait.com; ticket prices begin at $69.50 with V.I.P. packaging available for purchase. THE COWBOY RIDES AWAY TOUR – 2013 DATES JAN 18 | Lubbock, Texas | United Spirit Arena JAN 19 | Oklahoma City, Okla. | Chesapeake Energy Arena JAN 25 | Salt Lake City, Utah | Energy Solutions Arena JAN 26 | Nampa, Idaho | Idaho Center JAN 31 | Sacramento, Calif. | Power Balance Pavilion FEB 1 | Fresno, Calif. | Save Mart Center FEB 2 | Las Vegas, Nev. | MGM Grand Garden Arena FEB 15 | St. Paul, Minn. | Xcel Energy Center FEB 16 | Grand Forks, N.D. | The Alerus Center FEB 22 | Buffalo, N.Y. | First Niagara Center FEB 23 | Hartford, Conn. | XL Center MAR 1 | Knoxville, Tenn. | Thompson-Boling Arena* MAR 2 | Lexington, Ky. | Rupp Arena MAR 17 | Houston, Texas | Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo MAR 22 | Greenville, S.C. | Bi-Lo Center** MAR 23 | Greensboro, N.C. | Greensboro Coliseum Complex APR 5 | Albuquerque, N.M. | The Pit APR 6 | Las Cruces, N.M. | Pan American Center APR 12 | N. Little Rock, Ark. | Verizon Arena+ APR 13 | New Orleans, La. | New Orleans Arena* JUN 1 | San Antonio, Texas | Alamodome++ *On-Sale date Oct. 19, 2012 ** On-Sale date Oct. 26, 2012 + On-Sale date Dec. 14, 2012 ++ On-Sale date March 9, 2013
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