Monday, October 29, 2018

Luke Bryan Ends 2018 Tour

Luke Bryan Delivers Sold-Out Show in Detroit’s Ford Field 
“What Makes You Country Tour XL Stadium Sized”
The Four-Time Entertainer of the Year Wraps 2018 Touring Year
Playing for 1.5 Million Fans
Luke at Ford Field
photo credit: Mike Ferdinande
Luke with band
photo credit: Mike Ferdinande
Nashville – October 29, 2018 – Luke Bryan wrapped his touring year on Friday night delivering his thirteenth stadium show of 2018 playing to a sold-out crowd in Detroit’s Ford Field. This was the third time Luke closed his touring year at the home of the Detroit Lions. The four-time Entertainer of the Year and American Idol judge performed for 1.5 million fans in 2018.

Luke headlined more stadium shows this year than ever before, playing 13 
of the biggest and best sports stadiums across North America in Toronto, New York City, Cincinnati, Tampa, Pittsburgh, Boston, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Denver, St. Louis, Chicago, Vancouver and Detroit. These shows were deemed the “What Makes You Country Tour XL Stadium Sized” and played for 30,000 to 50,000 thousand fans at each stadium stop often reaching crowds of more than 100,000 in a weekend with multiple back-to-back stadium dates and weekends.  

“Stadiums are a lot of work,” Luke told Billboard magazine before he became the first country artist to perform and then sell-out Dodger Stadium. “You’ve gotta try to make 50,000 people feel like [they’re in] an intimate setting and an intimate environment. When you’re playing a 15,000-seat amphitheater, everybody’s right in front of you. When I get done with a stadium, I feel like I ran a marathon. There’s no just getting up there and nonchalantly making a stadium show happen. You gotta work hard at it.”

for Luke’s “What Makes You Country Tour” playlist.

About Luke Bryan 
Luke is a two-time Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year, a five-time host of the ACM Awards, a NSAI Artist/Songwriter of the Year and was named a CMT Artist of the Year six consecutive years. Luke 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 21 singles at #1, 11 of which he co-wrote, and has headlined arena tours and sold-out stadiums across the U.S.  This summer Luke opened Nashville’s only six-floor entertainment facility in the heart of Music City, LUKE’S 32 BRIDGE FOODDRINK. In 2019 Luke, along with Katy Perry and Lionel Richie, will return to the judges table for a second season on ABC’sAmerican Idol.

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