Arrowhead Events announced today that George Strait, the "King of Country" and three-time CMA Entertainer of the Year, will visit GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium for a one-night-only concert event on Saturday, July 30. Making his first return to the venue since 2001, Strait will be joined by special guests Chris Stapleton and Little Big Town, each gracing the stadium stage for the first time.
"For nearly two hours, he and his Ace in the Hole Band delivered nearly two and a half dozen songs, giving another big, rowdy crowd plenty to sing along to and plenty to cheer about," noted the Kansas City Star during Strait's 2014 Cowboy Rides Away arena tour stop in the city. "When you're that good and you've played those songs so many times, it's not hard to make what's exceptional look easy."
With an unmatched 60 singles hitting the top of the charts—more than any other artist in any genre—during the span of his 30+ year career, Strait has collected 33 Platinum or multi-Platinum-selling albums, more than any other country artist and ranking third across all genres behind The Beatles and Elvis Presley. The Texas troubadour is the only artist or act in history to have a Top 10 hit every year for over three decades and recently earned his 100th entry on the Billboard Country Airplay chart with his latest single, "The Weight of the Badge." He has sold nearly 70 million albums and earned more than 60 major entertainment industry awards, including induction in the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2006.
The show will mark the 54th concert or music festival in GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium history and will be the 15th concert performance that the stadium has hosted since 2011. The 2022 show will be Strait's fourth performance (1998-99, 2001) at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium.
"George Strait has a history of great performances at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium, and we couldn't be more excited to welcome him back for the first time since 2001 this summer. We're looking forward to putting together a talented lineup and hosting another full day of music," Chiefs President Mark Donovan said. "We know how beloved George is in Kansas City and across the nation, and we are thrilled to have him return to our stadium for another incredible show."
American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Wednesday, Feb. 16 at 10 a m. through Thursday, Feb. 24 at 10 p.m. CT.
There will be an exclusive presale for members of the George Strait Fan Club at www.georgestrait.com and the Chris Stapleton Fan Club at www.stapletonfanclub.com beginning Friday, Feb. 18 at 10 a.m. CT.
In continuation of the club's long-standing policy that honors the commitment of the residents of Jackson County, Missouri, Jackson County taxpayers will have a presale opportunity to purchase tickets on Monday, Feb. 21 at 8 a.m. CT. The Jackson County taxpayer presale will take place online only and purchasers must use a credit card with a billing zip code within Jackson County to participate.
Chiefs Season Ticket Members also have a presale opportunity beginning at 10 a.m. CT on Monday, Feb. 21. Information on how to purchase tickets will be emailed directly to Season Ticket Members.
Tickets will be available for purchase by the general public on Friday, Feb. 25 at 10 a.m. CT. All seats are reserved and there is an eight-ticket limit per purchaser for the show. More information can be found at www.ticketmaster.com or on the Ticketmaster mobile app.
About Arrowhead Events
Arrowhead Events, the special events arm of the Kansas City Chiefs organization, is focused on making GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium an entertainment destination that serves the entire Midwest region. With more than 73,000 seats and a quarter-million square feet of event space developed as part of major renovations in 2010, the stadium has become more than just a venue for professional football games. In the past decade, GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium has played host to major concert tours, international soccer matches, college football games, motorsports events and food and drink festivals. For more information on GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium and Arrowhead Events, please visit www.chiefs.com/stadium and follow @GEHAField on Twitter.