Now that Luke Bryan is officially done with his job as judge on “American Idol,” which was renewed for another season, the Georgia native can get back to his day job and pick up right where he left off.
Luke is back on the road for his What Makes You Country Tour, which took a short hiatus while Luke devoted his time to the reality competition show. In addition, Luke will be hitting some of the biggest sports stadiums in the country, dubbing that part of the tour the What Makes You Country Tour XL Stadium Sized.
Sam Hunt, who recently released a new single “Downtown’s Dead,” will join Luke on the stadium dates along with Jon Pardi, Morgan Wallen (May-August), Carly Pearce (September & October) and DJ Rock.
“I want fans to be able to come to a show and I want them to hear an artist with big ole crazy hits,” Luke said about the tour. “I just love to see the fans out there singing these big hits that they’re hearing on the radio. I just enjoy trying to make the best fan experience.”
Luke took to social media to announce his return with a behind the scenes look while he prepped for the tour. “The #WhatMakesYouCountry tour is back and we couldn’t be more excited,” he wrote.
It’s good to have the “American Idol” judge back where he belongs.
What Makes You Country Tour XL Stadium Sized Dates
May 31 – Toronto, Ontario – Rogers Centre
June 2 – New York – Met Life Stadium
June 16 – Cincinnati – Great American Ball Park
June 23 – Tampa, Fla. – Raymond James Stadium
June 30 – Pittsburgh – Heinz Field
July 5 – Boston – Fenway Park
July 21 – Minneapolis – Target Field
July 28 – Los Angeles – Dodger Stadium
Aug. 4 – Denver – Sports Authority Field at Mile High
Aug. 25 – St. Louis – Busch Stadium
Sept. 1 – Chicago – Wrigley Field
Oct. 13 – Vancouver, British Columbia – BC Place Stadium
Oct. 26 – Detroit – Ford Field
What Makes You Country Tour Dates
June 14 – Charleston, W. Va.- Charleston Civic Center
June 21 – West Palm Beach, Fla. – Coral Sky Amphitheatre
June 22 – Jacksonville, Fla. – Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
June 28 – Raleigh, N.C. – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
June 29 – Charlotte, N.C. – PNC Music Pavilion
Aug. 2 – Omaha, Neb. – CenturyLink Center
Aug. 17 – Syracuse, N.Y. – Lakeview Amphitheater
Aug. 18 – Bristow, Va. – Jiffy Lube Live
Aug. 19 – Saratoga Springs, N.Y. – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Aug. 24 – Indianapolis – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Aug. 26 – Kansas City, Mo. – Sprint Center
Sept. 8 – Dallas – Starplex Pavilion
Sept. 13 – Rapid City, S.D. – Rushmore Plaza Barnett Arena**
Sept. 14 – Billings, Mont. – Rimrock Auto Arena**
Sept. 20 – Boise, Idaho – Ford Idaho Center**
Sept. 21 – Salt Lake City – USANA Amphitheatre**
Jon Pardi is special guest on all second leg tour dates- except *
Morgan Wallen opens June- August shows
Carly Pearce opens **