George Strait Renews Las Vegas Gig

Strait to Vegas

    

George Strait only has two more dates on his Las Vegas residency in 2018, but he has announced his plans to extend Strait to Vegas into the new year.


King  George will return to Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena for two shows on  February 1 and 2. Joining him for the February 2019 shows will be  special guest Ashley McBryde, who is currently headlining her own Girl Going Nowhere Tour.


Strait  began his wildly successful run in Las Vegas in 2016, playing six shows  that year and following it up with 10 more in 2017. He hasn't tired of  it yet, apparently. Tickets for Strait's 2019 Vegas shows will go on  sale Oct. 19 at 10AM local time via StraittoVegas.com.


The  announcement of new shows is bittersweet, however, as Strait will head  to the stage for these shows without his longtime drummer Mike Kennedy  by his side. Kennedy was killed in a car accident in Tennessee in August, when his 1999 GMC struck a tractor-trailer as it merged into another lane.


"Hard to put into words how much Mike's passing has affected us all," Strait wrote  on his Instagram page shortly after Kennedy’s death. "Our hearts are  broken. It’s going to be very strange not being able to look over and  see him there in his spot on stage and very emotional as well I’m sure  for all of us and also his fans. The band will never be the same. A part  of us is gone forever. We all loved Mike and will miss him terribly. He  was just as solid a friend to us all as he was a drummer, and that was  damn solid. Our hearts and prayers are with his family. The Lord has him  now. Rest in Peace my friend."  


Reprinted from Country Corners


George Strait at Crosslight Publishing

George Strait at Crosslight Publishing