George Strait Selects Wichita for Rare Concert Appearance on January 24
Musical icon George Strait will once again take the stage at INTRUST Bank Arena on Friday, January 24 for Visit Wichita Presents Strait To Oz, an exclusive one night engagement. Tickets for Visit Wichita Presents George Strait: Strait To Oz will go on sale Friday, May 17 through Select-A-Seat.
The King of Country’s January concert is the first show announced for INTRUST Bank Arena’s 10th Anniversary Concert Series in 2020, a celebration that will feature multiple artists and events throughout the year to commemorate the Arena’s 10th Anniversary. Visit Wichita Presents Strait To Oz will be one of Strait’s rare live performances in 2020. INTRUST Bank Arena’s first concert took place on January 9, 2010 and featured country superstar Brad Paisley.
“We can’t think of a better way to kick off our 10th Anniversary in January than by welcoming the King of Country, George Strait, back to Wichita,” said AJ Boleski, SMG General Manager at INTRUST Bank Arena. “This concert wouldn’t be possible without the support of Visit Wichita and we are very grateful for their partnership and willingness to share in our vision for bringing Strait To Oz to INTRUST Bank Arena.”
George Strait’s last appearance at INTRUST Bank Arena in April 2014 was part of his final two-year tour, The Cowboy Rides Away Tour. The sold-out concert held the Arena’s single event attendance record for nearly five years and had a significant economic impact of $3.2 million for Wichita.
Strait recently released his brand-new album Honky Tonk Time Machine Friday, March 29 on MCA Nashville, debuting as his record-extending 27th No. 1 Billboard Country album. Comprised of 12 original titles plus Strait’s version of the Johnny Paycheck classic “Old Violin,” Honky Tonk Time Machine marks an incredible 30th career studio album for Strait. Strait, who produced the album alongside Chuck Ainlay, wrote eight of the 13 tracks including “Sing One with Willie” featuring Willie Nelson that the pair happily debuted at a recent Nashville show marking the first time the two country icons have ever shared the stage.
Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, May 17 at 10:00 a.m. and will be available online at www.selectaseat.com, by phone at 855-755-SEAT (7328) or in person at the Select-A-Seat Box Office at INTRUST Bank Arena. For an opportunity to purchase tickets during a presale period beginning Wednesday, May 15 at 10:00 a.m., fans are encouraged to sign up for INTRUST Bank Arena’s Newsletter at www.intrustbankarena.com. American Express® Cardmembers can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Friday, May 10 at 10:00 a.m. through Thursday, May 16 at 10:00 p.m. Additionally, George Strait’s Fan Club will have an exclusive presale opportunity.
Two upgraded VIP Experiences are available for fans. The “Ace In The Hole” Gold VIP Experience includes one premium reserved ticket within the first three rows, early entry into the arena, access to a pre-show VIP Party, a crowd-free merchandise shopping opportunity before doors are opened, and a commemorative “Strait To Oz” merchandise item and poster signed by George Strait. The “Here For A Good Time” Silver VIP Experience includes one premium ticket within the first ten rows, early entry into the arena before, a crowd-free merchandise shopping opportunity before doors are opened, and a commemorative “Strait To Oz” poster signed by George Strait. Additional details are available at www.intrustbankarena.com/straittooz.