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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The Prequel EP
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This One's For You Too
Luke Combs has gotten a lot of life out of his album "This One's for You," which includes his breakthrough hit "Hurricane," as well as the popular single "When It Rains It Pours." This deluxe edition includes five new tracks, many of which are just as strong as the original 12.
"Houston, We Got a Problem" includes a smart lyric highlighting specific details about that big Texas city. Even though it has all these famous landmarks, it doesn't have »»»
This One's For You
Five years ago, when beer-drinking, truck-driving-in-the-country country songs were en vogue, Luke Combs' full-length debut would have fit right in. In 2017, when pop music rules the country market and male singers are more likely to wear a stylish jacket instead of a flannel shirt, Combs is positively refreshing.
"Hurricane," the first single and first top five hit of Combs' career, sounds like a typical Jason Aldean ballad at the onset, but then builds into something more »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk
When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: The Lil Smokies provide the perfect antidote
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