The Boot News Roundup: George Strait Announces New Las Vegas Shows + More
Welcome to The Boot's News Roundup, a morning rundown of the news country music fans need to know. Read on to learn more about the latest goings-on in the country, Americana, bluegrass and folk genres.
George Strait will finish off 2018 with two final shows at Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena in December. The artist's Strait to Vegas residency kicked off in 2016 with six shows at the venue, but later expanded to include 10 shows throughout 2017 due to fan demand. Tickets for Strait's two December 2018 shows, planned for Dec. 7 and Dec. 8, are scheduled to go on sale on April 6. Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen will join as special guests.
Sam Hunt has been announced as the headlining performer for the 2018 Firestone Legends Day Concert. Held the day before the Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the event will also feature performances from Canaan Smith and Filmore, who will open the show. Tickets for the show, set to kick off at 3:30PM on May 26, are on sale now via IMS.com.
Americana singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle has announced that he will head out on a solo acoustic tour in 2018. Earle is set to hit 34 cities across the United States and Canada in support of his newest album, Kids in the Street, with planned stops in Salt Lake City, Utah; Omaha, Neb.; Cleveland, Ohio; Austin, Texas; Portland, Ore.; and Louisville, Ky., among other cities. Tickets for the tour, which kicks off on May 6 in Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada, are currently on sale.
Florida Georgia Line will be on hand to help unveil brand-new uniforms for the Tennessee Titans. According to Taste of Country, the duo will perform at a "public street party" in Nashville, near their FGL House restaurant and bar, in celebration of the NFL team's new gear. "Anytime we can represent the city and the Titans, we’re stepping our game up," FGL's Brian Kelley tells the Tennessean. The festivities are planned for April 4 at 7PM; fans can attend the show for free.