George Strait Moves Upcoming Shows to 2021 For Safety of Fans

George Strait Reschedules shows for 2021
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George Strait is keeping his fans safety in mind as he postpones and reschedules two upcoming shows for next year.

“Strait to South Bend” at Notre Dame Stadium, initially set to take place on August 15, 2020, will be rescheduled for Saturday, August 7, 2021. Supporting acts for this show include Chris Stapleton and Brothers Osborne.

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The U.S. Bank Stadium show in Minneapolis, originally scheduled for Saturday, August 22, 2020, will now take place on Saturday, July 31, 2021. Supporting acts for this show will be  Chris Stapleton and Little Big Town.

Tickets already purchased for these shows will be honored for 2021. If you cannot attend the new dates, you will be eligible for a refund at the original point of purchase within the next 30 days.

While George has retired from the road with his Cowboy Rides Away Tour in 2014, he continues to perform limited engagements.

George joins a long list of artists postponing, canceling and rescheduling their tour dates for 2020. Taylor Swift recently announced that she will be canceling her tour dates and all live appearances for 2020.

“Fighting COVID-19 is an unprecedented challenge for our global community and the safety and wellbeing of fans should always be the top priority,” a statement about the cancellation read. “Health organizations and governments around the world have strongly discouraged large public gatherings for an undetermined period of time. With many events throughout the world already cancelled, and upon direction from health officials in an effort to keep fans safe and help prevent the spread of COVID-19, sadly the decision has been made to cancel all Taylor Swift live appearances and performances this year. The U.S. and Brazil shows will be rescheduled to take place in 2021, with dates to be announced later this year.”

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Many artists hope to return to the live stage later this year. However, only time will tell how soon we will be able to return to large gatherings as the coronavirus continues to spread. To date, the U.S. has seen 1,434, 929 coronavirus cases with 85,402 deaths and 310,695 recoveries.

Stay safe!