01/17/2013

LUKE SELLS OUT FIRST LEG OF “DIRT ROAD DIARIES TOUR”

Luke Bryan’s cache as a seasoned performer has long been recognized by his growing legion of fans and has recently captured the attention of the music community.  His ability to draw great crowds to his concerts became evident today as it was announced the first leg of shows on his headline tour, the “Dirt Road Diaries Tour,” have all sold-out!  The current 21-city run has now been extended with a second leg beginning May 17 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Florida Georgia Line and Thompson Square are special guests on both legs.

“I feel like I have waited a lifetime to take my own show on the road,” shared Luke. “The band and I have a lot of exciting things in store for the fans and are eager to get it started!”  

Live Nation is the national tour promoter for the “Dirt Road Diaries Tour.”  Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitter of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, is sponsoring the tour.  GAC: Great American Country is the media sponsor for the second leg of the tour.  For additional information on the tour and ticket on sale dates please go to www.lukebryan.com or www.livenation.com.   

Luke’s career has sky-rocketed the last couple of years ending 2012 with some of his best accolades.  His latest album tailgates & tanlines produced three back-to-back Platinum singles, became a Top 10 album in 2012 according to SoundScan, and sold seven million tracks.  He has placed a total of six career singles at #1 and was named the #1 Artist of 2012 and #1 Male Artist of 2012 by Country Aircheck. Billboard named tailgates & tanlines the #2 Country Album and the #3 Country Artist Album of 2012 and claimed Luke as the #3 Top Country Artist of the Year. Also in 2012, Luke took home 11 music awards, including a record nine wins at the American Country Awards as well as his first American Music Award.

 Luke was recently tapped to co-host the 48th Annual Academy Of Country Music® Awards on April 7, 2013 on CBS.  He also co-hosted the “CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock" special on ABC last summer. 

Dirt Road Diaries Tour” - second leg:

5-17 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach

5-18 Washington, DC      Jiffy Lube Live

5-31 Hartford, CT           Comcast Theatre

6-1 Philadelphia, PA       Susquehanna Bank Center

6-2 Boston, MA              Comcast Center

6-13 Peoria, IL                Peoria Civic Center

6-14 St. Louis, MO         Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

6-15 Chicago, IL             First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

7-11 Birmingham, AL     Oak Mountain Amphitheatre

7-12 Charlotte, NC          Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

7-13 Raleigh, NC             Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion

7-14 Atlanta, GA             Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood

7-20 Detroit, MI  DTE    Energy Music Theatre

7-21 Indianapolis, IN      Klipsch Music Center

7-26 Albuquerque, NM  Isleta Amphitheatre

7-27 Phoenix, AZ            Desert Sky Pavilion

8-8 Sacramento, CA        Sleep Train Amphitheatre

8-9 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre

8-10 Irvine, CA               Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

8-11 San Diego, CA        Sleep Train Amphitheatre formerly Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre 

8-23 Bethel, NY              Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

8-24 Holmdel, NJ  PNC  Bank Arts Center

8-25 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center

9-12 Wichita, KS             INTRUST Bank Arena

9-14 Tulsa, OK                BOK Center

9-20 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre

9-21 Denver, CO             Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre

9-26 Cincinnati, OH        Riverbend Music Center

9-27 Cleveland, OH        Blossom Music Center

9-28 Pittsburgh, PA        First Niagara Pavilion

10-17 Little Rock, AR    Verizon Arena

10-18 Nashville, TN      Bridgestone Arena

10-19 Lexington, KY     Rupp Arena

10-25 Tampa, FL           1-800-ASK GARY Amphitheatre

10-26 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre

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