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Luke Bryan Elevates 2018 Tour with Additional Shows “WHAT MAKES YOU COUNTRY TOUR”

January 23, 2018

Special Guests Include Jon Pardi, Morgan Wallen and Carly Pearce 
More Tour News Soon!
Nashville – Jan. 232018 – Starting out strong in 2018, Luke Bryan has just announced more dates on his “What Makes You Country Tour” now running through the fall. Fans can purchase tickets beginning Jan. 26 for select cities as part of Live Nation’s Country Megaticket at  Additional on-sales will continue to rollout over the coming weeks. And look for more tour information to be released soon!
The additional run of shows on the “What Makes You Country Tour” will launch on the heels of Luke’s judging duties on American Idol, premiering March 11 for its first season on ABC. Jon Pardi is the special guest on all shows June through the end of the year, Morgan Wallen will open June – August and Carly Pearce will appear on select September shows.
The first leg of the “What Makes You Country Tour, named after Luke’s recently released #1 album, was announced on The Ellen DeGeneres Show last fall. The tour will kick off on February 16 with special guests Kip Moore and The Cadillac Three.
DATE        CITY                          VENUE
2/16/2018 Springfield, MO           JQH Arena
2/17/2018 Evansville, IN              Ford Center
2/18/2018 Louisville, KY             KFC Yum! Center
2/22/2018 State College, PA        Bryce Jordan Center
2/23/2018 Atlantic City, NJ         Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall
2/24/2018 Charlottesville, VA     John Paul Jones Arena
3/9/2018  Lafayette, LA               Cajundome**
3/10/2018 New Orleans, LA        Smoothie King Center**
Special guests Kip Moore and The Cadillac Three
**Special guests Brothers Osborne and Granger Smith
DATE        CITY                                 VENUE
4/6/2018 Albuquerque, NM            Isleta Amphitheater*
6/14/2018 Charleston, WV             Charleston Civic Center
6/21/2018 West Palm Beach, FL   Coral Sky Amphitheatre
6/22/2018 Jacksonville, FL            Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
6/28/2018 Raleigh, NC                  Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
6/29/2018 Charlotte, NC                PNC Music Pavilion
8/2/2018 Omaha, NE                     CenturyLink Center
8/17/2018 Syracuse, NY                Lakeview Amphitheater
8/18/2018 Bristow, VA                  Jiffy Lube Live
8/19/2018 Saratoga Springs, NY   Saratoga Performing Arts Center
8/24/2018 Indianapolis, IN            Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
8/26/2018 Kansas City, MO          Sprint Center
9/8/2018 Dallas, TX                      Starplex Pavilion
9/13/2018 Rapid City, SD             Rushmore Plaza Barnett Arena**
9/14/2018 Billings, MT                 Rimrock Auto Arena**
9/20/2018 Boise, ID                      Ford Idaho Center**
9/21/2018 Salt Lake City, UT       USANA Amphitheatre**
Jon Pardi is special guest on all second leg tour dates- except *
Morgan Wallen opens June- August shows
Carly Pearce opens **
Dallas opener tbd
Live Nation is the national tour promoter of the 2018 “What Makes You Country Tour.” Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitter of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, is a sponsor.  Citi® is the official presale credit card of Luke Bryan’s “What Makes You Country Tour.”  As such, Citi® cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets through Citi’s Private Pass® program. For complete presale details visit
About Luke Bryan
Country music superstar Luke Bryan is a two-time Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year, a five-time host of the ACM Awards and the Super Bowl LI National anthem performer. He has more certified digital singles than any other country artist with 40 million tracks and 12 million albums with three Billion music streams and he was the most-streamed country artist from 2012 to 2016. Luke has placed 19 singles at #1, 11 of which he co-wrote, and has headlined arena tours and sold-out stadiums across the U.S. performing for 1.5 Million fans in 2017 alone.
Visit or follow Luke on Twitter @LukeBryanOnline, Instagram and Facebook 
About Jon Pardi
Jon Pardi’s GOLD-certified album California Sunrise (Capitol Records Nashville) debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart earning him CMA’s New Artist Of The Year and ACM New Male Vocalist Of The Year. Pardi dominated the top of the country music charts with consecutive #1 hits including “Dirt On My Boots,” Platinum-selling “Head Over Boots” and “Heartache On The Dance Floor” (#1 on Mediabase). Fourth single “She Ain’t In It” is currently Top 30-and-climbing. California Sunrise (Capitol Records Nashville) is the follow up to Write You A Song (Capitol Records Nashville), which debuted at #3 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and yielded Top 10 GOLD-selling song “Up All Night,” “What I Can’t Put Down,” “Missin’ You Crazy” and “When I’ve Been Drinkin” (all co-written by Pardi). Pardi made major National TV appearances on NBC’s “Late Night With Seth Meyers” and ABC’s “Good Morning America” and landed on several ‘Best’ lists including the Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone Country, Rhapsody and more. Since then, he’s toured with country music forerunners; Eric Church, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Zac Brown Band and Dwight Yoakam. Pardi’s third headlining tour “CMT On Tour Presents Jon Pardi’s Lucky Tonight Tour” marked the fastest-selling CMT Tour series to date with record-breaking numbers featured in Pollstar Magazine. This past year, the West Coast native and fast-rising newcomer received multiple first-ever nominations at the CMA Awards, CMT Awards, ACM Awards and AMA Awards. He is currently nominated for iHeartRadio Music Awards Country Song Of The Year (“Dirt On My Boots”) and Best New Country Artist. For more information, visit
About Morgan Wallen
Morgan Wallen’s “infectious” (Rare Country) new single “Up Down,” featuring Florida Georgia Line, is catapulting up the Country radio airplay charts and has earned high praise from the likes of Rolling Stone CountryTaste of CountryMorning Hangover, Whiskey Riff and more. Selected as one of CMT’s LISTEN UP “18 for 2018” class of newcomers, the engaging entertainer sharpened his performance skills opening for superstars including FGL and labelmate Chris Lane. He’s currently prepping his first headlining trek – the UP DOWN TOUR – kicking off February 2 in Indianapolis. His five-song EP THE WAY I TALK (2016) features Top 30 debut single “The Way I Talk,” that made its mark on Spotify’s popular Wild Country, New Boots and New Music Friday playlists. Born in Sneedville, Tenn. (also home to bluegrass legend Jimmy Martin), Wallen was a star on the baseball diamond, attended the same high school as Country superstar Kenny Chesney, and has deep roots in the church. With a Hard Rock-loving preacher for a father and a mother who couldn’t get enough Country and contemporary Christian music, Wallen began performing for his local congregation at the tender age of 3 and went on to develop a strong love of Country, Rock and Hip-Hop. After moving to Music City in 2015, he’s co-written with hitmakers like Craig Wiseman, Rodney Clawson, Chris Tompkins, the Warren Brothers, Tommy Cecil and Matt Dragstrem, and has been honing his studio poise with award-winning producer Joey Moi.
About Carly Pearce
With “the best country debut of 2017” (Uproxx), EVERY LITTLE THING (Big Machine Records), Carly Pearce is making history. The GOLD-certified No. 1 blockbuster title track deemed her as the highest charting solo female debut since July 2015, joining an elite group as of only three women to accomplish this feat in the past 12 years. Previously scoring a three-week No. 1 on SiriusXM’s The Highway, Carly’s second chart-topper “If My Name Was Whiskey” helped solidify her in their “Class of 2017.” Aligned with sought-after producer/songwriter busbee (Katy Perry, Keith Urban, Maren Morris, Kelly Clarkson), Carly’s textured vocals and emotive songwriting prowess are emphasized across 13 tracks, including her new single “Hide the Wine.” The CMT Next Women of Country alum was named to multiple 2017 Ones To Watch Lists as People touted her “the new voice of Country” and Country radio programmers nationwide voted her as to the esteemed 2018 CRS New Faces while Pandora named her an Artist to Watch. Following a run of sold-out dates with Brett Young, Carly will join Blake Shelton, Thomas Rhett and Rascal Flatts on the road this year. For tour dates and more, visit and follow along at FacebookTwitter and Instagram