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George Strait Rodeo Houston Show Sells 77,000 Tickets in Two Minutes

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You don’t even need to do the math on this one. George Strait, who is embarking on his final tour with the Cowboy Rides Away trek, is going out with a bang. The singer will perform at the closing night of this year’s Rodeo Houston and over 77,000 tickets were sold in the first two minutes after being placed on sale.

While Strait is merely retiring from active touring but will continue to make music, fans are answering the call and turning up in droves to see him before he rides off into the sunset. But to sell nearly 80,000 tickets in 120 seconds is absolutely mind-blowing.

This year marks Strait’s 29th time playing the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, and it is a historic performance for the event, as it is breaking records.

“To say that George Strait is an icon or to say that he is the ‘King of Country Music’ is an understatement when referring to his drawing power at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo,” said Leroy Shafer, the VP and COO of the show. “I have been involved with marketing rodeo and concerts here since 1973 and this is the hottest show we have put on sale in those 40 years. This is going to shatter all Reliant Stadium attendance records.”

Strait will perform on March 17.

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