Even though he’ll be a judge on the new reboot of ABC’s American Idol, Luke Bryan is finding time to put on an extra-large tour, or XL for short. Luke Bryan announced during a press conference in Nashville today (January 30th) the addition of 13 stadium concerts to his “What Makes You Country Tour” launching next month. Those dates will be coined “WHAT MAKES YOU COUNTRY TOUR XL STADIUM SIZED.” By the end of October, Luke will headline some of the North America’s biggest and best sports stadiums in Toronto, New York City, Cincinnati, Tampa, Pittsburgh, Boston, Minneapolis, Los Angeles (the first country concert to ever be held in Dodgers Stadium), Denver, St. Louis, Chicago, Vancouver and wrapping the tour in Detroit at Ford Field on October 26th. Information on when tickets will be available will be announced locally in the coming weeks.
Sam Hunt joins the tour as the special guest on all stadium shows along with Jon Pardi. Additional openers include Morgan Wallen (May-August), Carly Pearce (September & October) and DJ Rock. A full tour schedule is available on www.lukebryan.com. All were present during the press conference, and the press, along with fans watching on Facebook Live, received a musical treat as Jon performed his No. 1 hit “Heartache on a Dance Floor,” Sam went to his Montevallo catalog to sing “Take Your Time” and Luke performed the title track of both his album and his tour “What Makes You Country.”
“My excitement to play these iconic sports stadiums is truly uncontainable”, said Luke. “Playing my music live is the reason I do what I do and the energy of the FANS is what pushes me year after year to deliver a bigger and better experience. I’m so thankful to be in these venues and cities with some of the brightest names in country music. This lineup fires me up and I can’t wait to get this tour started!”
“What Makes You Country Tour” is named after Luke’s recently released album that debuted at #1 on both the Billboard Top 200 and Top Country Albums charts. It became his third consecutive album to debut at #1 on the Top 200 and his fifth #1 debut on the Top Country Albums Chart.
Luke is currently making his way up the country charts with “Most People Are Good” from his What Makes You Country album.
“WHAT MAKES YOU COUNTRY TOUR XL STADIUM SIZED”
DATE CITY VENUE
5/31/2018 Toronto, ON Rogers Centre
6/2/2018 New York City, NY Met Life Stadium
6/16/2018 Cincinnati, OH Great American Ball Park
6/23/2018 Tampa, FL Raymond James Stadium
6/30/2018 Pittsburgh, PA Heinz Field
7/5/2018 Boston, MA Fenway Park
7/21/2018 Minneapolis, MN Target Field
7/28/2018 Los Angeles, CA Dodger Stadium
8/4/2018 Denver, CO Sports Authority Field at Mile High
8/25/2018 St. Louis, MO Busch Stadium
9/1/2018 Chicago, IL Wrigley Field
10/13/2018 Vancouver, BC BC Place Stadium
10/26/2018 Detroit, MI Ford Field
Luke Bryan (WMYC Stadium Tour) OC: …line up like this. :46
“I want fans to be able to come to a show and ‘A’ I want them to hear an artist with big ole crazy hits. I just love to see the fans out there singing these big hits that they’re hearing on the radio, and I think when they can come out and see artists in that setting, I just enjoy trying to make the best fan experience. The fact that we can all come together and create a package for fans and at the end of the day I get so excited to put these guys in the best scenario possible to showcase what they are and where they’re going and what they’re going to be. And when I found out we could put this together, we got on the phone and started booking stadiums, and we were like, ‘Let’s go after this thing.’ So, it’s just exciting to go in with a line up like this.”