Fans have been just short of ecstatic about George Strait’s Farewell Tour, with one critic even commenting, “Maybe George Strait should retire from the road more often.” After looking at hundreds of fan reviews and a dozen or more critic reviews of what will supposedly George Strait’s final concerts, it’s clear that the undisputed King of Country is also the undisputed King of Concerts.
While some fans were harsh on the opening acts, which has included an all-star cast of modern country stars, critics have largely applauded Strait’s taste in country music. One critic stated, “For her part, McBride warmed up the audience with a solid, nearly 90-minute set that could have easily sufficed as her own headlining tour.” Whether you appreciate more pop-ish country music or not, there is one thing everyone agrees on: seeing George Strait is well worth a ninety-minute opener. There seemed to be only two detractions:
1.) It’s supposedly George’s last tour.
2.) While he rocked the house with many of his greatest hits for the majority of the two-and-a-half hour performance, some fans were disappointed he took time away from his hits to play some less popular songs. In other words, when you have over 60 #1 singles, why play something that only made it to #5?
Perhaps the most memorable moment of the concert series has been when George invites a military veteran on stage with him, and presents him, in partnership with the Military Warriors Support Foundation, and presents him with a new house, a flat screen tv, free groceries for a year, and what the crowds seem to love most of all – every single one of George Strait’s albums. Check out a video of it below:
Are you going to see George Strait in concert? If so, where?