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George Strait, Chris Young

JAY HORTON
7:30 pm, Friday April 11 | $74.50-$95.50
Moda Center
1401 N Wheeler Ave.
 

[NEW COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN] It's not that George Strait hasn't earned the right to schedule an extended victory lap—60 No. 1 hits don't come along too often—but farewell tours have long been a showboating stratagem for chairmen of the board (Frank Sinatra, Jay-Z) dimly aware of a looming irrelevance. Strait's decent-hat-ginormous-cattle career has always avoided the pyrotechnics, metaphorical or stage-incinerating, that made his only true rival, Garth Brooks, such a polarizing presence. Though Strait's reign as King of Country has seen that sleepy niche transformed toward platform-conquering pop-tastic empire, his overstuffed songbook never drifted unrecognizably from honky-tonk traditions, and his maintenance of a thoroughly old-fashioned private life means we might never know the reasons behind this final round-up. Opener Chris Young, past winner of USA Network's Nashville Star competition and "Aw Naw" recording artist, serves as a damning testament to all we've lost. 



Where: Moda Center
Phone: 235-8771
Address: 1401 N Wheeler Ave.
Website: www.rosequarter.com

 
 

Moda Center

1401 N Wheeler Ave.
Portland, OR
 
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