George Strait and Chris Stapleton Extend Stadium Tour Into 2024

George Strait and Chris Stapleton are having so much fun on the road together, they decided to extend their stadium tour into 2024. Strait and Stapleton spent part of this year on tour, including two shows at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium, and will reprise their joint concerts next year as well.  Little Big Town will return once again to serve as the opening act for all dates.

“I’ve always said we have the best fans in the world, and to see so many of them show up for these shows just makes us want to keep bringing them more,” Strait said when announcing the new dates. “I’ve also missed performing in Las Vegas during NFR, so I’m happy to see that show come together in 2024. See you soon!”

For Strait, it was an easy decision to spend time on the road with Stapleton, especially in some of the biggest stadiums in the country.

“It just felt right,” Strait told Billboard when the 2023 tour was first announced. “I had the opportunity to work with Chris and Little Big Town and everything just kind of fell in place for next year. I don’t do that many shows anymore, so if we can do a stadium where we can play for more people, that works for me.”

In 2012, Strait announced that he was largely retiring from touring, after spending more than three decades mostly on the road. Although he still performs as part of his ongoing residency at T-Mobile Arena, the 71-year-old’s favorite place to be is still on stage, even after all these years.

“By the time showtime arrives every night, I’m usually tired of waiting and chomping at the bit to go,” Strait said. “’When I walk through those curtains and see those smiling faces, my feet don’t touch the ground again till I walk back out and get on that bus that got me here’ — that’s from a song I wrote called ‘I’ll Always Remember You.’ It’s a true statement.”

Stapleton by now can easily sell out his own large venues, but says opening for the King of Country Music will always be a career highlight for him.

“I love doing these shows with George about as much as I like doing anything,” Stapleton said. “There’s nothing to compare it to. So many of his songs are in the ethos of what country music is. Playing these shows together is a great experience all the way around.”

The new stadium tour dates will kick off on May 4 in Indianapolis, and head to Jacksonville, Salt Lake City, Chicago and more, before wrapping up on December 7 in Las Vegas. See a list of cities, dates and venues below. Tickets for the new dates will go on sale on Friday, September 22, at 10:00 AM local time, at

George Strait w/ Chris Stapleton Tour Dates:

May 4, 2024 Indianapolis, Ind. || Lucas Oil Stadium
May 11, 2024 Jacksonville, Fla. || EverBank Stadium
May 25, 2024 Ames, Iowa || Jack Trice Stadium
June 1, 2024 Charlotte, N.C. || Bank of America Stadium
June 8, 2024 East Rutherford, N.J. || MetLife Stadium
June 29, 2024 Salt Lake City, Utah || Rice Eccles Stadium
July 13, 2024 Detroit, Mich. || Ford Field
July 20, 2024 Chicago, Ill. || Soldier Field
Dec. 7, 2024 Las Vegas, Nev. || Allegiant Stadium

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