George Strait Alert

Tickets for the first two shows of the country superstar’s 2000 stadium tour, April 29 in at Lowes Motor Speedway in Charlotte and April 30 at Adelphia Coliseum in Nashville, will go on sale at 10 a.m. March 11. Tickets will be priced at $59.50, $49.50 and $39.50.

Tickets for the Charlotte concert will be available at all Ticketmaster outlets or by phone: Charlotte, 704-522-6500; Greensboro, 336-852-1100; Winston-Salem, 336-722-6400; Raleigh, 919-834-4000; Fayetteville, 910-223-2900; Asheville, 828-251-5505 or in South Carolina, 864-233-2525.

Tickets for the Nashville date will be available at the Adelphia Coliseum box office, at all Ticketmaster outlets or by phone: Nashville, 615-255-9600; and Memphis, 901-525-1515.

The lineup for this year’s event, presented by Nokia and titled “The George Strait Chevy Truck Country Music Festival,” will include Tim McGraw, Martina McBride, Kenny Chesney, Lee Ann Womack, Mark Chesnutt and Asleep at the Wheel.

Strait’s tour grossed more than $30 million in both 1998 and 1999. This year’s tour will run through June 11. A full tour schedule will be announced today (March 1) by Louis Messina, CEO of Pace Music Group, at the Country Radio Seminar in Nashville.