George Strait, Martina McBride at Alerus Center
Country music icon George Strait brings his farewell concert tour — “The Cowboy Rides Away Tour” — to the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, ND. Joining George will be special guest Martina McBride.
DATE: February 16, 2013
TICKET PRICES: $69.50 and $89.50
TICKETS: ON SALE OCTOBER 12 at the Alerus Center box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, online at Ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000
Musical icon George Strait has announced plans for his final two-year tour – “The Cowboy Rides Away Tour”. Special guest Martina McBride is set to join Strait for the 2013 dates, which includes a stop at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, ND.
Strait, who celebrated his 60th birthday earlier this year, shared, “This is going to be a very special, emotional tour for me. Everywhere we’re going holds fond memories and I’m looking forward to paying my respects.” Strait plans to continue recording new music and play select dates around the country following the completion of the tour.
The Cowboy Rides Away Tour will offer fans a final opportunity to take in Strait’s live tour show filled with hits from throughout his remarkable career. Strait has thus far yielded 59 No. 1 songs, has earned more than 60 major industry awards, and sold over 65 million albums. He is the only artist in music history to achieve at least one Top Ten hit each year during his 30-year career and was only the second artist at the time (after Eddy Arnold in 1966) to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame (2006) while still actively recording and producing chart topping hits and albums.
One of the most spectacular voices in any genre of music, McBride has sold more than 18 million albums and has garnered six No. 1 singles. She is the “most played female artist on country radio for the past 11 years,” according to both Mediabase and Broadcast Data Systems (BDS). The breadth of her talents – as recording artist, producer, songwriter, and concert entertainer – has made her an in-demand performer and personality. Among her hits are such empowering songs as “Independence Day,” “This One’s for the Girls,” and “A Broken Wing,” all of which have underscored her incredible popularity as one of music’s preeminent female vocalists.