Bryan announces stadium dates
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
– Luke Bryan announced today the addition of 13 stadium concerts to his "What Makes You Country Tour" launching next month.
By the end of October, Bryan will have played Fenway Park in Boston, Busch Field in St. Louis and Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. Bryan will be the first country performer at Dodger Stadium.
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.
The tour is named after Bryan's recently released album that debuted atop the Billboard Top 200 and Top Country Albums charts
May 31 - Toronto, Canada - Rogers Centre
June 2 - East Rutherford, N.J. - Met Life Stadium
June 16 - Cincinnati - Great American Ball Park
June 23 - Tampa - Raymond James Stadium
June 30 - Pittsburgh - Heinz Field
July 5 - Boston - Fenway Park
July 5 21 - Minneapolis - Target Field
July 5 28 - Los Angeles - Dodger Stadium
Ag. 4 - Denver - Sports Authority Field at Mile High
Aug. 25 - St. Louis - Busch Stadium
Sept. 1 - Chicago, - Wrigley Field
Oct. 13 - Vancouver, Canada - BC Place Stadium
Oct. 26 - Detroit - Ford Field
Ticket sales are will be announced locally in the coming weeks.
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