George Strait announced the first 21 dates of a two-year farewell tour today, including an April 6 show at the Pan Am Center in Las Cruces.
Tickets are $69.50 and $89.50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Oct. 12 at the box office, Ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.com and 800.745.3000.
A fan club presale starts at 10 a.m. Oct. 9 at georgestrait.com.
Martina McBride will open the concert, part of his "The Cowboy Rides Away" tour, which opens Jan. 18 at Lubbock's United Spirit Arena.
Strait, 60, said at a press conference today: "This is going to be a very special, emotional tour for me. Everywhere we're going holds fond memories and I'm looking forward to paying my respects."
Strait has a long-running relationship with the NMSU venue and its former director, Barbara "Mother" Hubbard.
He last performed there on March 25, 2011, with Reba McEntire and Lee Ann Womack. The show set a house attendance record of 13,044.
It was Strait's 12th appearance there since 1990. Those shows have drawn a total of 123,250 people.