Luke Bryan Unveils New Video, Tour During ‘Ellen’ Appearance

Luke Bryan premiered his new video for his single “Light It Up” on The Ellen DeGeneres Show today. The clip, directed by Michael Monaco, was shot in Nashville last month and stars Minnesota Timberwolves’ Jimmy Butler, who is a country music fan and has been a guest of Luke’s at several of his concerts. “Light It Up” is the lead single from Bryan’s upcoming What Makes You Country album.

During his Ellen appearance Bryan also announced the first leg of his 2018 What Makes You Country Tour. The tour launches Feb. 16 in Springfield, Missouri with guests Kip Moore and The Cadillac Three and will run through the Fall of next year with more dates announced soon. Tickets go on sale Nov. 3. Citi is the official pre-sale credit card of the “What Makes You Country Tour,” and Citi card members will have access to purchase pre-sale tickets beginning Nov. 1 through Citi’s Private Pass program.

2018 What Makes You Country Tour Dates:
Feb. 16-Springfield, Mo.; JQH Arena
Feb. 17-Evansville, Ind.; Ford Center
Feb. 18-Louisville, Ky.; KFC Yum! Center
Feb. 22-State College, Pa.; Bryce Jordan Center
Feb. 23-Atlantic City, N.J.; Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall
Feb. 24-Charlottesville, Va.; John Paul Jones Arena


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