Luke Bryan announces first Australian tour with Luke Combs
In an anticipated announcement, it can today be revealed that US country superstar LUKE BRYAN will play two arena shows, on his first ever Australian visit in March. Luke will hit Sydney’sQudos Bank Arena on Friday 16th March followed by Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena onTuesday 20th March, adding to his already announced headline slot at the sold-out CMC Rocks QLD festival in Willowbank.
A two-time CMA Entertainer of the Year and multi-Billboard Music Awards winner, Luke Bryan is one of the hottest stars in the country music world. He’s sold over 10 million albums, 40 million tracks worldwide and has chalked up 3 billion music streams.
The brand new single ‘Light It Up’, co-written by Luke and Old Dominion band member Brad Tursi, is topping charts the world over, and is lifted from Luke’s forthcoming album What Makes You Country out December 8 (via EMI). It’s the follow-up to ‘Fast’, which tallied Luke’s 18th career #1 single and made Billboard Chart history when he became the only artist to garner six #1 singles from one album. With Kill The Lights, Luke beat his own history as previous albums tailgates & tanlines and Crash My Party generated five #1 singles.
He performed the US National Anthem at this year’s Super Bowl, has headlined and sold out some of the most iconic venues across the States from New York’s Madison Square Garden to Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, and consistently sells out stadiums across the country, performing to over 5.6 million fans over the last three years.
Known for his epic live performances and explosive on-stage energy, the country music phenomenon will be ready to unleash his full arsenal of country anthems and brand new tunes on Australian fans come March.
“… he’s a remarkable talent whose showmanship and ability to control a crowd were quite evident during his rousing set… the man knows how to entertain” – Houston Press
“Bryan proved himself the consummate entertainer and raconteur, showing his range by blending slow love songs in amongst the bro country tunes he favors” – The Sun Chronicle
“Bryan, who is as charismatic as they come, had everyone laughing, screaming and singing along to his every word” – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Recently confirmed as a judge on the new season of ABC’s American Idol, Luke will sit alongside Katy Perry and Lionel Richie on the popular program set to premiere in 2018.
Fellow Statesider DUSTIN LYNCH will join the tour as a special guest on both headline dates, having previously warmed audiences for Luke across the US. Lynch’s latest single 'Small Town Boy' earned four consecutive weeks at No.1 on the US Country Airplay Chart; halfway to the longest run at No.1 in the chart’s 27-year history, and is the second cut from the brand new albumCurrent Mood, out now. Lynch is currently on the road serving as opening act for Brad Paisley’s Weekend Warrior world tour.
With CMC Rocks QLD 2018 now completely sold out, Luke Bryan’s Sydney and Melbourne shows will be the only chance for fans to catch this megastar in action on his debut Australian tour.