Fans who are still at a loss for words about George Strait announcing his final tour have a bit of good news to cheer them up this week. Tickets for the 2013 portion of the Cowboy Rides Away Tour will go on sale Friday (Oct. 12).

Members of Strait's fan club will have an early opportunity at pre-sale tickets starting Tuesday (Oct. 9), with the general public getting a chance to scoring seats to the must-see show at the end of the week. Tickets can be purchased online through Strait's official website and are priced at $69.50 and up.

Limited VIP 'Ace in the Hole' packages will also be available for $399 and will include a top tier ticket in the first 10 rows of the venue, an invitation to an exclusive pre-show party, a tour of a private exhibit of Strait memorabilia, a special VIP gift and more. Other packages include 'The Troubadour' -- which will be available for $999 and include a front row seat -- in addition to the pre-show events and access listed above, as well as a guitar signed by Strait.

Joining Strait on the 2013 leg of the Cowboy Rides Away Tour is his friend and special guest, Martina McBride. See below for a full list of dates announced thus far, as well as the on-sale dates for each city.

George Strait 2013 Cowboy Rides Away Tour Dates:

1/18 - Lubbock, Texas | United Spirit Arena
1/19 - Oklahoma City, Okla. | Chesapeake Energy Arena
1/25 - Salt Lake City, Utah | Energy Solutions Arena
1/26 - Nampa, Idaho | Idaho Center
1/31 - Sacramento, Calif. | Power Balance Pavilion
2/1 - Fresno, Calif. | Save Mart Center
2/2 - Las Vegas, Nev. | MGM Grand Garden Arena
2/15 - St. Paul, Minn. | Xcel Energy Center
2/16 - Grand Forks, N.D. | The Alerus Center
2/22 - Buffalo, N.Y. | First Niagara Center
2/23 - Hartford, Conn. | XL Center
3/1 - Knoxville, Tenn. | Thompson-Boling Arena*
3/2 - Lexington, Ky. | Rupp Arena
3/17 - Houston, Texas | Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
3/22 - Greenville, S.C. | Bi-Lo Center**
3/23 - Greensboro, N.C. | Greensboro Coliseum Complex
4/5 - Albuquerque, N.M. | The Pit
4/6 - Las Cruces, N.M. | Pan American Center
4/12 - N. Little Rock, Ark. | Verizon Arena+
4/13 - New Orleans, La. | New Orleans Arena*
6/1 - San Antonio, Texas | Alamodome++
* On-Sale date October 19, 2012
** On-Sale date October 26, 2012
+ On-Sale date December 14, 2012
++ On-Sale date March 9, 2013