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Combs heads east

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 – Luke Combs announced he would head to Europe in October for seven shows in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Germany.

Minutes after going on-sale last Friday, tickets sold-out in Glasgow and moved so quickly for London's Shepherd's Bush Empire, Combs added a second show in London.

The 2018 ACM New Artist Nominee is currently on his sold-out 55-city debut headlining tour, joins Jason Aldean on the Summer 2018 They Don't Know Tour.

While touring Europe on the C2C Festival this week with capacity crowds in London, Dublin and Glasgow, Combs surprised festival attendees with the news of his full headlining return this fall.

European tour dates are:
Oct. 3 O2 Institute Birmingham Birmingham, GB
Oct. 4-5 O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire London, GB
Oct. 7 O2 ABC Glasgow Glasgow, GB
Oct. 8 O2 Ritz Manchester Manchester, GB
Oct. 10 Amsterdam Melkweg Amsterdam, Netherlands
Oct. 11 Columbia Theatre Berlin, Germany

Combs, who has had hits with "Hurricane" and "When It Rains It Pours," his third radio single "One Number Away" made into the Top 20 this week. Later this month, Combs heads to Australia for the first time performing as a part of the CMC Rocks festival in Queensland and headlining shows in Melbourne and Newtown.

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