George Strait Fans Miss Farewell Show Due to Ticket Error
There were some disappointed, and angry, fans who missed out on George Strait‘s show in Austin, Texas on Friday (Jan. 10), all due to a technical error.
The singer performed at the Frank Erwin Center as part of his farewell the Cowboy Rides Away Tour, marking what could be the last chance for many to see him in concert. But, thanks to some tickets that were unable to be scanned, several fans were turned away, according to Austin news station KXAN.
“I feel very cheated. I mean, this is George Strait’s last tour, last concert,” says Brenda White, a fan who was denied admission because of the ticketing error. “I’ve been watching him since 1982. This was so exciting, and we came all the way here.”
The tickets with the problems were issued by StubHub, who agreed to issue White a refund. According to the Frank Erwin Center, the tickets that didn’t scan were printed as duplicates. No word yet on how many hopeful attendees were affected by the error.
Those who didn’t get to see the King of Country in action may still have another chance to see him perform live. While the 61-year-old has said this will be his last major tour, he hints that he isn’t ready to completely retire from the spotlight.
“Like I’ve said before, I’m not totally quitting … This gets me fired up again. Cowboy might be riding back in,” he says (quote via CMT). “I said I was done, and I’m done touring. I’m still gonna do … I’m thinking a few things every year. I don’t know what. I can’t imagine not ever having a band. I’m not selling the bus or anything … I just can’t imagine not being in the business.”
The Cowboy Rides Away tour heads to Omaha, Neb. and Kansas City, Mo. this weekend, with Eric Church serving as Strait’s opening act.