I always like to start off with the bad news, that way you still know something good is coming. George Strait announced he was playing some shows in Las Vegas in 2016, and the tickets for those are long gone. George pretty much sold out those shows the day tickets became available.

Alas, here's the good news. George Strait is adding another set of shows at the Las Vegas Arena in 2017. But you better get your tickets the day they go on sale, because these shows will, no doubt, sell out right away.

With Allegient airlines flying non-stop to Vegas out of Bozeman, it makes it pretty easy to see George, which is on almost everyone's bucket list.

Below is the press release that was posted on George's website about the added shows:

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 28, 2015) – After immediately selling out all six of his 2016 “Strait to Vegas” shows, George Strait is already looking to extend his exclusive concert series at the Las Vegas Arena into 2017, announcing today the addition of two shows slated for Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 and Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. Tickets for the new dates will go on sale to the public Friday, Nov. 6 at10:00 a.m. PT, with pre-sales beginning this Friday, Oct. 30 at 10:00 a.m. PTand ending Thursday, Nov. 5 at 10:00 p.m. PT while supplies last.
 
“I’ve missed stepping on stage and playing that first note…hearing the crowd sing in unison…there’s just nothing like it,” said Strait, who announced his return to the stage at a September press event in Las Vegas. “I’d be lying if I said it didn’t feel good to know that the fans have missed me too.”
 
Fans and critics alike have shared effusive praise for Strait’s latest chart-topping album, Cold Beer Conversation, and current single of the same name. The New York Times proclaimed the album “finds Mr. Strait at his most pulpy and resonant” and the Associated Press calls Cold Beer Conversation “vintage Strait,” noting that the “King of Country Music” maintains “such a strong vocal presence… the highlights prove that Strait remains at the top of his game: From the casual way he captures a meaningful talk between buddies on the title cut to the melodic intimacy of ‘Let It Go’ to the jaunty swing of ‘It Takes All Kinds,’ the album adds another gem to one of country music’s deepest, most entertaining catalogs.”
 
Cold Beer Conversation is available now at all digital retailers and Walmart.
 
Strait will be among the first performers to appear at the Las Vegas Arena, which opens in April 2016. GRAMMY, CMA and ACM Award-winning singer/songwriter Kacey Musgraves will join Strait as support for the 2016 dates, with support for the 2017 dates to be announced soon. Current “Strait to Vegas” dates include:
 
Friday, April 22, 2016
Saturday, April 23, 2016
Friday, Sept. 9, 2016
Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016
Friday, Dec. 2, 2016
Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016
Friday, Feb. 17, 2017
Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017
 
With 60 No. 1 singles and nearly 70 million records sold, Strait is the most-nominated artist in CMA Awards history and was the first country music artist honored with Billboard’s “Legend Of Live” Award. His last show, which took place at AT&T Stadium on June 7, 2014, shattered the North American attendance record for an indoor concert with 104,793 ticket-holders.
 
For information on “Strait to Vegas” and more, visit www.georgestrait.com andwww.straittovegas.com.