GEORGE STRAIT’S JULY 28-29 SHOWS PROVE AS LAST OPPORTUNITY FOR FANS TO SEE “TWO NIGHTS OF NUMBER ONES”.
With only SIX remaining shows in 2017, July 28-29, Sept. 1-2 and Dec. 8-9, Strait says he will be “changing up” the sets for remaining T-Mobile Arena performances.
Earlier this week, Billboard critics picked their Top 10 career-defining George Strait songs, and with the most number ones of any artist in history—a record 60—the King of Country has offered a lot of variety for fans. However, there’s only one place you can hear them all across two nights and that’s at his July 28-29 T-Mobile Arena Las Vegas shows as part of his Strait To Vegas exclusive worldwide engagements which have been host to over 10 at-capacity shows since he retired the tour bus. At the end of 2017, he will have entertained 16 packed houses in Las Vegas with his last six serving up a little something different.
“After the April shows we decided we will do one more weekend in July with all the No. 1 hits and those crowd favorites I can’t not play,” says Strait, who has won every honor in the format from a GRAMMY Award for Best Country Album to multiple ACM and CMA Awards for Entertainer of the Year plus a coveted place in the Country Music Hall of Fame. “After that, I’m going to change things up for the last four of the year…not sure what’s in store, but I’m thinking about it,” he says teasing what’s to come at his final four of 2017.
Strait debuted the unprecedented two nights of No. 1’s during his T-Mobile Arena shows on April 7-8. With an unmatched 60 singles hitting the top of the charts during the span of his career and more than 280,000 fans streaming Strait’s 60 No. 1 Hits playlist on Spotify every month, Strait wanted to showcase these radio hits plus several fan-favorites such as “Troubadour” that, surprisingly to many, never reached No. 1.
He did it by playing 30 No. 1 hits on April 7 and 30 No. 1 hits on April 8, all in chronological order in addition to those “can’t miss” classics from the early hits like “Fool Hearted Memory” and “You Look So Good In Love” to more recent hits including “River of Love” and “I Saw God Today” – and the 56 No. 1’s in between.
Strait stepped away from touring in 2014 with The Cowboy Rides Away Tour, culminating with a Texas-sized farewell concert at AT&T Stadium near Dallas that drew a record-setting attendance of 104,793. In 2015, he revealed that he would perform a limited series of exclusive, worldwide engagements at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas that commenced with a pair of at-capacity shows in April 2016 with fellow Texan Kacey Musgraves. In November, it was announced that the unparalleled, sold-out series would continue through 2017, including his most recent dates with GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter Cam.
Strait may have closed the book on touring, but the exclusive engagements at T-Mobile Arena provide him with a new page and the ability to connect with fans on his terms and create concert experiences that stay fresh and compelling. Rolling Stone called the historical Two Nights of Number Ones shows “extraordinary” and the Las Vegas Review-Journal duly noted that “Strait receives something like 10 standing ovations around the venue every night.”
Remaining 2017 performances include the following:
Friday, July 28, 2017
Saturday, July 29, 2017
Friday, Sept. 1, 2017
Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017
Friday, Dec. 8, 2017
Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017