George Strait promotes "Here For a Good Time" with 2012 shows
Country superstar George Strait will spend some time on the road in the coming months in continued support of his September release, "Here For a Good Time."
The first date on Strait's agenda -- Oct. 17 in Austin, TX -- is a previously announced benefit concert for victims of the recent Texas wildfires. The event will feature several performers, including the Dixie Chicks, Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett, Asleep at the Wheel and Randy Rogers, among others. Proceeds from the concert will be dispersed among central Texas community organizations, according to Strait's website.
Strait's official tour, which will feature country songstress Martina McBride as opening support, gets underway Jan. 27 in Lafayette, LA, and continues moving throughout the South and parts of the Midwest over the course of a month. The 11-city arena run is currently slated to conclude with a Feb. 25 performance in Kansas City, MO.
Tickets for Las Vegas performance go on sale Oct. 29, while on-sales for the remaining shows will be announced in the coming weeks.
Strait unveiled his 39th studio effort, "Here For a Good Time," in early September via MCA Nashville. The album debuted at No. 3 on The Billboard 200 and at the top of the magazine's Country Albums chart, making it his third No. 1 debut in a row.
The title track, which Strait co-wrote with his son Bubba and songwriter Dean Dillon, is the award-winning musician's 73rd Top 5 hit out of 89 career singles, according to a press release.
Strait has more No. 1 singles than any other artist in history and has sold approximately 69 million albums, nearly have of which have been certified platinum.
17 - Austin, TX - Frank Erwin Center
27 - Lafayette, LA - Cajundome
28 - Bossier City, LA - CenturyLink Center
3 - Phoenix, AZ - US Airways Center
4 - Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Garden Arena
10 - Duluth, GA - The Arenat at Gwinnett Center
11 - Orlando, FL - Amway Center
16 - Tulsa, OK - BOK Center
17 - St. Louis, MO - Scottrade Center
18 - Wichita, KS - Intrust Bank Arena
24 - Des Moines, IA - Wells Fargo Arena
25 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center