George Strait and Blake Shelton will play Gillette Stadium this summer

The country stars will visit the home of the Patriots in August.

George Strait. Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Essential Broadcast Media

The “King of Country” is coming to Foxborough this summer.

Kraft Sports + Entertainment announced Tuesday morning in a press release that country music star George Strait will perform at Gillette Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 17, and he will be joined by Blake Shelton, along with special guests Cody Johnson and Caitlyn Smith.

According to the release, the show will be Strait’s first in New England since his “Cowboy Rides Away Tour” stop at Gillette Stadium in 2014, when he announced he would no longer tour and only perform select engagements.

Strait and Shelton’s show is the fourth concert announced as part of the Gillette Stadium Summer Concert Series. Also playing the stadium later this year are classic rock legends the Rolling Stones on June 8, country music star Luke Bryan on June 21, and jam band supergroup Dead & Company on June 22.


Tickets for Strait and Shelton’s show will go on sale to the public on March 29 at 10 a.m. via ticketmaster.com.