Luke Bryan‘s 2014 touring schedule just got even bigger. Bryan announced stadium dates in Chicago, Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia.
On June 21, Bryan will play Heinz Field in Pittsburgh with special guest Dierks Bentley. On Aug. 15, Bryan will take the stage in Philadelphia with Cole Swindell and Lee Brice, as well as a yet-undetermined surprise artist. Later that month, Bryan will perform on Aug. 31 at Chicago’s Soldier Field with Bentley, Swindell and Brice.
“Cole is a dear friend of mine who sold T-shirts for me for three years and he always had artist aspirations. We’re so excited to have Cole out,” Bryan said during today’s (Jan. 14) tour announcement at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. “Lee Brice is somebody that I respect, and an incredible vocalist.”
Bryan was joined by Live Nation’s Brian O’Connell for the announcement that was also streamed online.
The star said the decision to make the leap to stadiums was a combination of prayers, gut instinct and paying attention to his fans. “Complacency for me is sad day,” he explained. “[This move] comes from an honest place. It will always be fan driven.” He discussed the importance of giving fans more than they expect at concerts and his desire to keep ticket prices accessible so that his concerts can be a family outing. Playing stadiums has been a lifelong dream for Bryan, who said he is proud to be following the lead of genre stalwarts including George Strait and Kenny Chesney.
The upcoming leg of Bryan’s That’s My Kind of Night 2014 Tour will also feature two-night performances in several cities, including Washington, D.C.; Raleigh, N.C; St. Louis; Cleveland; Cincinnati and Atlanta. The singer-songwriter’s 2014 touring season will end with a concert at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl. “It will be an amazing place to end the tour,” Bryan said. “It will be fun to be out in Los Angeles.”
He is also planning his sixth annual Farm Tour.
Bryan’s recent Dirt Road Diaries Tour sold 1.3 million tickets, and he is the reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year.
For more information on concert dates, visit lukebryan.com and livenation.com.
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