2021 ACM Entertainer of the Year and American Idol judge Luke Bryan is set to perform his new single “Waves” on ABC’s American Idol this Sunday, May 16th (8:00-10:00 PM EDT).
“Waves,” written by Zach Crowell, Ryan Hurd and Chase McGill, is the fifth single from BORN HERE LIVE HERE DIE HERE (Deluxe Edition), which was released last month with six additional songs. “Waves” is the follow-up to the project’s already four consecutive #1 singles. Get the album HERE.
Fans can tune in to see Luke, along with fellow judges Katy Perry and Lionel Richie, on American Idol each Sunday night through May 23 on ABC.
Luke will launch his upcoming “Proud To Be Right Here Tour” on July 8 in Syracuse, NY. The tour will run through October and will feature special guests Dylan Scott, Caylee Hammack, Runaway June along with DJ Rock.
Luke just announced his first-ever headlining-run of shows in Las Vegas at The Theater at Resorts World Las Vegas, a 5,000-capacity, world-class theatre that will open its doors this November. Luke’s show dates at Resorts World Las Vegas are Feb. 11-12, 16, 18, 19, 20, 2022. Luke’s Las Vegas run of shows will come on the heels of his seventh sold-out “Crash My Playa” destination concert event in Mexico taking place Jan. 19-22, 2022.
About Luke Bryan
Luke wrapped 2020 as Billboard’s Top Country Artist of the 2010s by reigning on their charts with 11 #1s on the Hot Country Songs chart and nine #1s on the Top Country Albums chart during the last decade. Since his debut in 2009, Luke has garnered 26 #1 hits and has more RIAA certified digital singles than any other country artist with 54.5 million. Luke has also tallied 14.6 Billion streams, 12.5 million albums sold with four Platinum albums, two 4x-Platinum albums, seven RIAA certified albums, 22 Platinum singles and 12 Multi-Platinum singles. Luke’s seven headline concert tours have played for 12 million fans including 36 stadium concerts, 11 Farm Tours, six years of Spring Break shows and six sold-out Crash My Playa concert events.
He was recognized as a CMT Artist of the Year six consecutive times, was named the Entertainer of the Year by the Academy of Country Music three times! and the Country Music Association twice. He was honored as a NSAI Artist/Songwriter of the Year. In total Luke has won over 50 music awards including seven ACM awards including his honor as the first-ever recipient of the ACM Album of the Decade Award for Crash My Party, seven CMT Music Awards, five Billboard Music Awards, four American Music Awards, two CMA awards, an iHeart and a Teen Choice award and more. Luke was also named the Most Heard Artist of the Decade by Country Aircheck and he was recently honored by the Country Radio Broadcasters as the Artist Humanitarian Award recipient in 2021.
On April 9, Luke released a deluxe version of his #1, RIAA gold-certified album BORN HERE LIVE HERE DIE HERE (Deluxe Edition) with six NEW songs to add to the album’s original 10 tracks.
Country music superstar Luke Bryan, along with Concerts West/AEG Presents and Resorts World Las Vegas, is announcing dates for his first-ever headlining-run of shows in Vegas will begin on Friday, Feb. 11, 2022. Luke is scheduled for six shows that month with more to be announced soon. The concerts will take place at The Theatre at Resorts World Las Vegas, a 5,000-capacity, world-class theatre that will open its doors this November. Tickets, plus VIP and premium ticket packages, go on sale to the public starting Monday, May 24 at 10 a.m. PST at AXS.com.
We’re looking forward to putting on a unique show at The @rwlvtheatre! I’m already working on ideas and can’t wait to play for you on this new playground where I can create a fun and high energy experience. Tickets go on sale 5/24 with shows starting in February 2022. pic.twitter.com/HvtQaoDxN1
— Luke Bryan (@LukeBryanOnline) May 12, 2021
“We are looking forward to putting a show together for the fans in Vegas that will be a unique way to see me in concert, something different than coming to a show on the road,” shared Luke. “When I saw the renderings and all of the state-of-the-art technology that The Theatre at Resorts World Las Vegas was offering I just knew this was a place I had to headline. I am already working on ideas and set lists for these shows and can’t wait to get in front of the fans on this new playground where I can create a fun and super high energy experience.”
Luke’s show dates at Resorts World Las Vegas are as follows:
Feb. 11-12, 16, 18, 19, 20, 2022
“Being in country music with Carrie Underwood, I’m really, really proud of her, and I think she’s going to put on a show that’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen,” he admitted about his co-headliners to People. “Even Katy Perry and I have been talking on set at Idol — she’s already planning and creating her show.” Bryan reveals Perry, 36, is a bit more organized than him and “plans her outfits a year in advance,” and jokes about any competition between the two: “I’ll be ready for Katy.”
Luke’s February run will come on the heels of his seventh sold-out “Crash My Playa” destination concert event in Mexico taking place Jan. 19-22, 2022. He will tour across the U.S. on his “Proud To Be Right Here Tour” from July to Oct. this year.
The announcement of performance dates at Resorts World Las Vegas follows the debut of the resort’s immersive, first-of-its-kind short film called “Stay Fabulous,” which featured appearances from Luke as well as the property’s additional founding headliners including Celine Dion, Katy Perry and Carrie Underwood. The commercial offers a sneak peek of the entertainment to come as it takes viewers on a larger-than-life journey into the future of hospitality, entertainment and gaming with a series of highly dynamic, captivating vignettes that affirm Resorts World Las Vegas as the new hospitality leader for every form of excitement and spectacle that makes Las Vegas fabulous. To view the commercial, click HERE
The Theatre at Resorts World Las Vegas is a joint development between Resorts World Las Vegas and AEG Presents. The brand-new, multi-level venue designed by the award-winning international design firm, Scéno Plus, will be home to Las Vegas’s largest and tallest performance stage with the furthest seat only 150 feet from the stage. The intimate venue will feature unparalleled comfort, unobstructed sightlines and an unmatched immersive audio experience through more than 265 L-Acoustics speakers powered by L-ISA hyperreal technology.
“Being in country music with Carrie Underwood, I’m really, really proud of her, and I think she’s going to put on a show that’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen,” he admitted about his co-headliners. “Even Katy Perry and I have been talking on set at Idol — she’s already planning and creating her show.”
Bryan reveals Perry, 36, is a bit more organized than him and “plans her outfits a year in advance,” and jokes about any competition between the two: “I’ll be ready for Katy.”
“Her shows are amazingly fun, so I think everybody can stay in their own lane, but really feed off each other’s energy and make the most of Vegas,” he went on.
Alan Jackson, Mickey Guyton and Vince Gill will perform during the National Memorial Day Concert airing May 30th on PBS at 8pm ET. The 90-minute special, hosted by actors Joe Mantegna (Criminal Minds) and Gary Sinise (Forrest Gump, Truman, CSI: NY), will feature all-star performance and tributes from Washington, D.C. and around the nation honoring our American heroes. Others set to perform or appear include Gladys Knight, Sara Bareilles The Four Tops, Army Veteran Colin L. Powell, actors Steve Buscemi, Kathy Baker and Mary McCormack, among others.
Chris Stapleton and Luke Bryan are among the headliners performing at Summerfest in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The three-weekend event, taking place September 2-4, 9-11 and 16-18, will also include performances by Jordan Davis, Maddie & Tae, Sheryl Crow, Zac Brown Band, Dylan Scott Scotty McCreey, Brett Eldredge, Jake Owen, Jimmie Allen, as well as Miley Cyrus, Jonas Brothers, Ludacris, Nelly, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Diplo, and many others.
Taylor Swift has made history once again. She will receive the Global Icon Award at the 2021 Brit Awards making her the first female recipient of the honor. The Global Icon award is “the highest accolade given and is reserved for truly exceptional artists” and Swift will be the fourth recipient after Elton John (2014), David Bowie (2016) and Robbie Williams (2017). She is being honored for “her immense impact on music across the world and incredible repertoire and achievements to date” and is also up for the International Female Solo Artist Award at the ceremony, which is taking place Tuesday (May 11th).