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MGM Mirage (finally) makes George Strait show official

Academy of Country Music’s Artist of the Decade to play MGM Grand Garden Arena on Feb 6.

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Garth Brooks, left, presents George Strait with the Artist of the Decade Award at the ACM Artist of the Decade All-Star Concert on April 6, 2009, in Las Vegas.

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Reba McEntire at the Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 5, 2009.

It is finally official: George Strait is coming to the MGM Grand Garden Arena, and he’s bringing Reba McEntire and Lee Ann Womack with him.

Two and a half weeks after Strait’s publicist told the Sun that the Academy of Country Music’s Artist of the Decade would return to Las Vegas in February, MGM Mirage officially confirmed the concert this morning.

The press release indicated fans won’t have wait to stand in line for tickets to the Feb. 6 show: They will go on sale in two days, on Saturday, at 10 a.m.

Strait’s Web site previously announced the on-sale date. The statement read, "The On-sale date for tickets to the George Strait show will now be November 21st … The decision to move the on-sale date was made by the MGM Grand." Originally, tickets were thought to go on sale on Nov. 14.

This morning’s announcement also included details of the opening act, Lee Ann Womack, which had already been publicized through Womack’s Web site, as well.

While MGM Mirage offered very little in terms of new details, the few bits of fresh information are noteworthy for those wishing to buy passes for the show.

For starters, tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Saturday and will be available at all Ticketmaster locations. What’s more, fans can also charge by phone by calling 1-800-745-3000 or visit Ticketmaster.com or MGMGrand.com.

And finally, the bottom line: Passes will be priced at $73.50, $99.75 and $125 (plus service charges and taxes).

Melissa Arseniuk writes about Las Vegas entertainment and celebrity events. She can be reached at 702-948-7823 or by e-mail at [email protected].

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