George Strait today announced his 2013-2014 The Cowboy Rides Away tour will be his last. George was careful to point out that this does not mean retirement but he is done with the large scale touring. At a press conference at Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame, Strait revealed he'll embark on his final tour Jan. 18 in Lubbock, TX, with Martina McBride in support. The first 20 markets are already set.

Jan. 18 – Lubbock, Texas, United Spirit Arena
Jan. 19 – Oklahoma City, Okla., Chesapeake Energy Arena
Jan. 25 – Salt Lake City, Utah, EnergySolutions Arena
Jan. 26 – Nampa, Idaho, Idaho Center Arena
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 – Saint Paul, Minn., Xcel Energy Center
Feb. 16 – Grand Forks, N.D., Alerus Center
Feb. 22 – Buffalo, N.Y., First Niagara Center
Feb. 23 – Hartford, Conn., XL Center
March 1 – Knoxville, Tenn., Thompson-Boling Arena
March 2 – Lexington, Ky., Rupp Arena
March 17 – Houston, Texas, Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo / “RodeoHouston”
March 22 – Greenville, S.C., Bi-Lo Center
March 23 – Greensboro, N.C., Greensboro Coliseum
April 5 – Albuquerque, N.M., Pit Arena
April 6 – Las Cruces, N.M., Pan American Center
April 12 – N. Little Rock, Ark., Verizon Arena
April 13 – New Orleans, La., New Orleans Arena

The 60-year-old Country Music Hall of Famer will continue to record and issue singles via MCA, and he will continue to perform at select dates.
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