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Musical icon George Strait announced his plans for his final two-year tour, "The Cowboy Rides Away Tour," which will be at EnergySolutions Arena on Jan. 25.

Martina McBride is set to join Strait for the 2013 dates. Strait, who celebrated his 60th birthday earlier this year, shared in a press conference, "This is going to be a very special, emotional tour for me. Everywhere we're going holds fond memories and I'm looking forward to paying my respects." Strait plans to continue recording new music and play select dates around the country following the completion of the tour. George Strait fan club members will have an opportunity to purchase tickets beginning at 10 a.m. in the venue's respective time zone on Oct. 9, and tickets available to the general public will be available for purchase beginning Oct. 12 (same time zone restraints apply). Ticket prices start at $69.50 and may be purchased at


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