Luke Bryan Announces First Headline Tour

Posted by Megan Hagedorn on 10/15/2012
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Luke Bryan’s career has rocketed towards superstar status in the past couple of years.  He has seen his recent album Tailgates & Tanlines sell over one million copies and remain a Top 5 album for all of 2012, co-hosted the “CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock" special on ABC, taken home trophies at both the ACM Awards and CMT Music Awards and opened concert tours for artists such as Jason Aldean, Rascal Flatts and Tim McGraw.  In 2013, Luke will take another giant step and headline his first major tour, the Dirt Road Diaries Tour.  
 
The Dirt Road Diaries Tour will kick off in Evansville, IN on Jan. 17 with tickets on sale beginning Friday, Oct. 26. The 20-city first leg will go through March and features Thompson Square and Florida Georgia Line as openers.
 
“I have dreamed about this day for a very long time,” said Bryan.  “We are having the best time putting together all the bells & 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.  I couldn’t be more excited about this!”
 
Citi is the official credit card of the “Dirt Road Diaries Tour.”  Citi card members will have access to presale tickets in select markets beginning Monday, Oct. 22 at 10 a.m. E.T. through Citi’s Private Pass Program.  For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com .
 
In the past year, Luke has celebrated three back-to-back Platinum singles "Country Girl (Shake It For Me)," "I Don't Want This Night To End" and "Drunk On You," all from his Platinum-certified album, Tailgates & Tanlines. The Leesburg, Georgia native has achieved five career No.1 singles and is currently on his fourth annual “Farm Tour” with eight shows through several southern states, including five in Georgia, through the end of this week.  When the tour wraps on Oct.13 a portion of the proceeds from the concerts will have created 20 scholarships in its four-year run to students of farming families within the communities the tour has played.  Luke recently received two CMA Award and two American Music Award nominations in the Male Vocalist and Album of the Year categories as well as leading the nominations with seven at the upcoming American Country Awards.
 
 Dirt Road Diaries Tour
   
1-17        Evansville, IN                      Ford Center
1-18        Huntsville, AL                      Von Braun Center
1-19        Southaven, MS                    Landers Center
1-25        Estero, FL                            Germain Arena  
1-26        Orlando, FL                          Amway Center
2-7          Uniondale, NY                      Nassau Coliseum
2-8          State College, PA                Bryce Jordan Center
2-15        Toledo, OH                           Huntington Center
2-16        Grand Rapids, MI                 Van Andel Arena
2-17        Bloomington, IL                    US Cellular Center
2-21        Ft Wayne, IN                        Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
2-22        Louisville, KY                       KFC Yum! Center
2-23        Columbia, MO                     Mizzou Arena
2-28        Green Bay, WI                     Resch Center
3-1          Sioux City, IA                       Tyson Events Center
3-2          Moline, IL                              i wireless Center
3-14        Orange Beach, AL               Amphitheatre at the Wharf
3-21        Florence, SC                        Florence Civic Center
3-22        Fayetteville, NC                   Crown Center

3-23        Charlottesville, VA               John Paul Jones Arena