Country legend George Strait will headline a rare stadium concert in Massachusetts this summer. He’ll take over Gillette Stadium with Blake Shelton, Cody Johnson and Caitlyn Smith on Saturday, August 17th.
Although the icon quit touring in 2014 he still performs select dates, including his ongoing Strait to Vegas residency in Sin City. Strait announced the Gillette Stadium gig in a cheeky video on Instagram Tuesday (3/19), playing it cool while Shelton struggles to believe he’s actually playing a show with the King of Country Music. Tickets go on sale to the general public March 29th, with a pre-sale beginning Friday at 10 a.m. ET for qualifying fans.
Meanwhile, Strait just finished up breaking a record he already set with another stadium concert. Last Sunday he played to 80,108 fans at Houston’s NRG Stadium, taking part in the annual RodeoHouston with Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen. That attendance number beats the one he set back in 2013, marking Strait’s 30th RodeoHouston performance with a bang.
The Texan superstar’s new album, Honky Tonk Time Machine, is set for release on March 29th.