Nashville – Jan. 30, 2018 – Four-time Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan announced during a press conference in Nashville today 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 26. 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.
“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!”
The press announcement was held at “The Steps at WME” where DJ Rock set the tone and Luke welcomed all five artists to talk or perform a song. He toasted wine with openers Morgan and Carly in honor of their current singles “Up Down” and “Hide The Wine” and gave Pardi the thumbs up ‘you get to go to Hollywood’ after he performed, Luke still in American Idol mode. Sam performed his hit “Take Your Time” after telling a funny story about one of his brother’s appearing in Luke’s “Country Girl, Shake It For Me” video for approximately 2.5 seconds. Luke wrapped up the conference performing “What Makes You Country.”
“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.
“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
Live Nation is the national tour promoter of the 2018 “What Makes You Country Tour.” Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitter of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, is a sponsor. Citi® is the official presale credit card of Luke Bryan’s “What Makes You Country Tour.” As such, Citi® cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets through Citi’s Private Pass® program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.
About Luke Bryan
Country music superstar Luke Bryan is a two-time Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year, a five-time host of the ACM Awards and the Super Bowl LI National anthem performer. He has more certified digital singles than any other country artist with 40 million tracks and 12 million albums with three Billion music streams and he was the most-streamed country artist from 2012 to 2016. Luke has placed 19 singles at #1, 11 of which he co-wrote, and has headlined arena tours and sold-out stadiums across the U.S. performing for 1.5 Million fans in 2017 alone.
About Sam Hunt
Sam Hunt’s GRAMMY-nominated, Double-Platinum-selling debut album, Montevallo (MCA Nashville), topped the Billboard Country Albums Chart in its first week and remains the best-selling debut album for a country artist since 2011. Called “stylistically provocative” by The New York Times and “deceptively phenomenal” by The Washington Post, the critically-acclaimed album produced four No. 1 singles and five Multi-Platinum-selling hits including “Leave the Night On,” “House Party,” “Take Your Time,” “Break Up In A Small Town” and “Make You Miss Me.” Hunt’s first single following the success of Montevallo is the three-week No. 1, Triple-Platinum-selling, GRAMMY-nominated smash, “Body Like A Back Road.” The song shot to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart where it remained for an unprecedented 27 consecutive weeks, shattering the record for most weeks atop the nearly 59-year-old chart. Written by Hunt, Zach Crowell, Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne, “Body Like A Back Road” is the No. 1 most-streamed and No. 1 most-downloaded country song of 2017, and the No. 4 most-downloaded and Top 10 most-streamed all genre song of 2017. For information on Sam Hunt, visit www.SamHunt.com.