George Strait sells out Staples Center in 9 minutes

Reigning "King of Country" George Strait will be holding court with 17,178 ticketholders during his highly-anticipated appearance at Los Angeles' STAPLES Center on February 8, 2014. The concert, which sold out within 9 minutes today, Friday, Sept. 27, was his first to go on sale and will be Strait's ninth stop during the last leg of his final, two-year The Cowboy Rides Away Tour.

Tickets for the following dates will go on sale beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the venue's respective local time zone on Friday, October 4:

  • January 17, 2014 CenturyLink Center│Omaha, Neb. – *With special guest Eric Church
  • January 31, 2014 Valley View Casino Center│San Diego, Calif. – *With special guest Miranda Lambert
  • February 7, 2014 US Airways Center│Phoenix, Ariz. – *With special guest Martina McBride
  • February 14, 2014 The Palace│Auburn Hills, Mich. – *With special guest Little Big Town
  • February 15, 2014 Nationwide Arena│Columbus, Ohio – *With special guest Little Big Town
  • March 22, 2014 Philips Arena│Atlanta, Georgia – *With special guest Sheryl Crow
  • April 5, 2014 Pepsi Center│Denver, Colo. – *With special guests Merle Haggard and Lee Ann Womack

The STAPLES Center is a world-class sports and entertainment venue, hosting more than 250 events every year. Other notable artists to perform at the arena include Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Prince, U2, Paul McCartney, Garth Brooks, Taylor Swift and more.

Concert-goers will get to hear Strait perform a full set, including many of his 60 No. 1 hits (a record no other artist, in any genre, has achieved). Throughout his distinguished career, Strait has sold more than 68.5 million records to date and is second only to Elvis in certifications, with 33 different platinum or multi-platinum albums to his credit. Billboard will recognize "King George's" unmatched catalogue of No. 1 singles with its highest accolade, the Legend of Live Award, in November.

Each weekend of The Cowboy Rides Away Tour, Strait will also be joined by special guests including Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Ronnie Dunn, Vince Gill, Merle Haggard, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Lee Ann Womack, Chris Young and more.

Strait will continue to record new music for longtime label home MCA Records and will perform select dates across the country after the tour has wrapped. For more information, please visit


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