Here for a gourd time, not for a long time
For the fourth year in a row, AXS has created a larger-than-life pumpkin sculpture of a music icon. For 2019, AXS selected the best pumpkin from the patch and headed to Texas to hold court with the King of Country himself, George Strait. Soundtracked to Strait’s hit singles “We Really Shouldn’t Be Doing This,” “Write This Down” and more, the life-like carving captures Strait’s unmistakable rabble-rousing spirit, decking the pumpkin with the singer’s trademark Stetson and winning cowboy smile.
AXS created the George Strait pumpkin to celebrate the country giant’s upcoming exclusive engagement at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Since 2018, Strait has set up camp in the Entertainment Capital of the World, headlining multiple shows at T-Mobile Arena with more on the way in 2020. Strait will perform at T-Mobile with Ashley McBryde as support this December 6 and 7 before returning again in February 2020 during his “Gone West” run.
The George Strait pumpkin (carved by pumpkin artist Jon Neill) continues AXS’ Halloween tradition of carving life-like pumpkins of some of the world’s greatest talent. In 2016, the Jon Bon Jovi pumpkin did the rounds, while Slash and Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco transformed into pumpkins in 2017 and 2018, respectively. Now, it’s the King’s turn.
The George Strait pumpkin is a creation and product of AXS Studios. AXS Studios is AXS’ full-service, event and video production team that connects fans to the artists they love through engaging marketing activations and campaigns.
AXS is a global ticketing platform, offering best-in-class ticketing technology in a single platform to suit every client size and type, from small music clubs to the largest sports stadiums. AXS is the ticketing partner for over 300 premier venues, sports teams, event organizers around the world, including AEG, The O2, STAPLES Center, T-Mobile Arena, Sprint Center, Tele2Arena, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Cleveland Cavaliers, Toyota Center, Houston Rockets, NCAA Final Four, and the Vegas Golden Knights. AXS powers both primary and resale marketplaces, leveraging integrated technology and analytics to enable its clients to sell the right ticket to the right fan at the right price. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, AXS employs more than 350 professionals in multiple locations worldwide, including Cleveland, Charlotte, Dallas, Denver, London, and Stockholm.