Luke Bryan plans inaugural headlining trek
Fresh off the announcement of earning seven American Country Awards nominations, Luke Bryan has announced his first headlining tour, "Dirt Road Diaries."
The country crooner, who recently finished his fourth annual Farm Tour, will first complete three Texas performances with Jason Aldean later this month before taking a hiatus over the holiday season. The first leg of the "Dirt Road Diaries" tour kicks off Jan. 17 in Evansville, IN, and ventures across the eastern portion of the U.S. for nearly 10 weeks. The 20-date arena trek, which will feature opening support from Thompson Square and Florida Georgia Line, currently wraps up March 23 in Charlottesville, NC.
Tickets sales for the headlining tour begin Oct. 26.
"I have dreamed about this day for a very long time," Bryan said in a press release. "We are having the best time putting together all the bells and whistles for the tour. I have spent a lot of time out on tours with some really great artists and each night we have tried to learn from them."
Bryan released his third studio album, 'Tailgates & Tanlines," in August 2011. That effort peaked at No. 2 on The Billboard 200 and at the top of the magazine's Country Albums chart. The platinum-selling collection holds three hit singles: "Country Girl (Shake It For Me)," "I Don't Want This Night To End" and "Drunk On You."
Bryan is in the running for two CMA awards, two American Music Awards and seven American Country Awards.
25 - San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center (w/Jason Aldean)
26 - Houston, TX - Woodlands Pavilion (w/Jason Aldean)
27 - Dallas, TX - Gexa Energy Pavilion (w/Jason Aldean)
17 - Evansville, IN - Ford Center
18 - Huntsville, AL - Von Braun Center
19 - Southaven, MS - Landers Center
25 - Estero, FL - Germain Arena
26 - Orlando, FL - Amway Center
7 - Uniondale, NY - Nassau Coliseum
8 - State College, PA - Bryce Jordan Center
15 - Toledo, OH - Huntington Center
16 - Grand Rapids, MI - Van Andel Arena
17 - Bloomington, IL - U.S. Cellular Center
21 - Fort Wayne, IN - Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
22 - Louisville, KY - KFC Yum! Center
23 - Columbia, MO - Mizzou Arena
28 - Green Bay, WI - Resch Center
1 - Sioux City, IA - Tyson Events Center
2 - Moline, IL - iWireless Center
14 - Orange Beach, AL - Amphitheatre at the Wharf
21 - Florence, SC - Florence Civic Center
22 - Fayetteville, NC - Crown Center
23 - Charlottesville, VA - John Paul Jones Arena