In 2013 and 14, the cowboy road away as George Strait and the 'Cowboy Rides Away' tour swept across America, with Strait performing the final show in Dallas at AT&T Stadium on June 7, 2014, drawing 104,793 fans, grossing over $18,194,374. Both of those numbers are North American records for a single event.  Strait's April 2014 stop at the BOK Center in Tulsa, like most of the shows on the tour, was a complete sell-out. At the time, Strait told fans that he wasn't retiring, just retiring from the full-time touring schedule.

The first proof of that was 'Strait To Vegas', a group of sold-out shows Strait started in 2015 at the Las Vegas T-Mobile Arena. The show continues in Las Vegas through the end of the year, but Strait has decided that 2018 is the year he returns to the road, on a very limited basis. It's called the 'Strait Down Route 66' tour, and so far its just two concerts that Strait has announced.

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The first show was just announced and it will see George Strait returning to the BOK Center in Tulsa on June 2nd, 2018. The show will be part of the Center's '10-for-10' concert series to celebrate the venues 10th anniversary. Tickets will go on sale of Friday, Sept. 29th at 10am with prices starting at $79.75 and VIP packages will be available starting at $350. If you’re a fan club member or American Express card holder, you will have access to some special pre-sales. Tickets will be available on BOKs Center's website, www.straitdownroute66.com or by calling 1-866-7-BOKCTR.

George Strait’s last visit to Oklahoma was for a sold-out show on his farewell tour at BOK Center on April 19, 2014. His tour stops at the arena in 2010, 2012, and 2014 were three of the most highly-attended events in the BOK Center’s history, averaging nearly 19,000 fans per show. 'Strait Down Route 66' will arguably be the top show of the year in Oklahoma in 2018.