The King of Country is heading to Foxborough this summer. George Strait teams up with other country powerhouses to deliver a grand performance at Gillette Stadium on the 17th of August, Saturday. Acts that will join him are Blake Shelton, Cody Johnson, and Caitlyn Smith.
The show will be Strait’s first in New England since his “Cowboy Rides Away Tour” stoup at Gillette Stadium in 2014. It was sometime during then that he announced that he would no longer tour and only perform in choice engagements.
George Strait and Blake Shelton
Strait and Shelton both poked fun at each other at a humorous video promotion via their social media pages.
Shelton pokes fun at Strait’s interesting definition of retirement, and the King of Country jabs at his role as a veteran coach on NBC’s long-running talent competition “The Voice.”
Tickets go on sale on the 29th of March at 10 AM ET. You can get your tickets here.
A lot of exciting things are also brewing for Strait. His much-anticipated “Honky Tonk Time Machine” will drop on the 29th of March. And in an interview, he expressed his excitement.
“I’m really excited to have some new music coming out.It’s been about two years since I’ve released a record. It was great writing with Bubba [Strait] and Dean [Dillon] again.”
He also expressed that it was a “very special thing” to have worked with the legend and Outlaw himself, Willie Nelson, in a duet entitled “Sing One With Willie.” He also hoped that “everyone enjoys listening to ‘Honky Tonk Time Machine’ as much as I enjoyed making it.”
Gillette Stadium Summer Concert Series
The Strait and Shelton tag-team is the fourth concert announced that is part of the Gillette Stadium Summer Concert Series. Other acts lined up to perform are the legendary Rolling Stones, country sensation Luke Bryan, and jam Supergroup Dead & Company.