LUKE BRYAN ANNOUNCES NEW HEADLINE TOUR TO LAUNCH IN JANUARY
Nashville - (October 17, 2013) – ACM Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan announced today a new headline tour will launch the first of 2014, “That’s My Kind of Night Tour.” The tour will kick-off its first leg on January16 in Columbus, Ohio at the Schottenstein Center and will perform eighteen shows through March 8 and will feature Lee Brice and Cole Swindell.
Luke’s current tour, the “Dirt Road Diaries Tour,” began this past January and has sold-out all shows in advance, including the upcoming double plays in Nashville, Tenn. and Tampa, Fla. The “Dirt Road Diaries Tour” wraps on October 26 in West Palm Beach, Fla.
Luke is currently nominated for three CMA Awards, Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist and Musical Event for “The Only Way I Know” with Jason Aldean and Eric Church. The show will air live on ABC on Nov.6 from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. Luke also has two nominations for the upcoming American Music Awards on ABC on Sunday, Nov. 24- Favorite Male Artist- Country and Favorite Album- Country.
Luke’s career now boasts over four million in album sales with seven #1 singles. His recent album, Crash My Party, sold 527,783 units in its first week of release in mid-August, making it the largest sales debut for a Country male artist since 2004. It also topped both the Billboard 200 and Country sales charts and is the third highest album to debut across all genres this year. Additionally, Luke is one of only two country artists that have sold more than a half-million copies of an album in a single week since 2008. This is Bryan’s second consecutive Top 200 #1 album. Crash My Party has now sold over one million copies and has been certified Platinum by the RIAA.
At the close of 2012, Luke was named the #1 Artist of the Year and #1 Male Artist of 2012 by Country Aircheck. Billboard named his last album, 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. This past spring, Luke co-hosted the Academy of Country Music Awards with Blake Shelton and received the coveted Entertainer of the Year award as well as the Vocal Event award with Jason Aldean and Eric Church for “The Only Way I Know.”
Live Nation is the national tour promoter for the “That’s My Kind of Night Tour.” Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitter of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, is a sponsor of the tour. Go to www.cabelas.com for more.
Citi is the official credit card of the “That’s My Kind of Night Tour.” Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets through Citi’s Private Pass Program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.
2014 “That’s My Kind of Night Tour”
1-16 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
1-17 Lexington, KY Rupp Arena
1-18 Knoxville, TN Thompson-Boling Arena
1-23 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
1-25 New York City, NY Madison Square Garden
1-30 Lubbock, TX United Spirit Arena
1-31 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Arena
2-6 Moline, IL iWireless Center
2-7 Cedar Falls, IA UNI-Dome
2-8 Omaha, NE CenturyLink Center
2-13 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum Complex
2-14 Wilkes Barre, PA Mohegan Sun Arena
2-15 Atlantic City, NJ Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall
2-28 Fargo, ND Fargodome
3-1 Bismarck, ND Bismarck Civic Center Arena
3-2 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
3-7 Memphis, TN FedEx Forum
3-8 Bossier City, LA CenturyLink Center