Luke Bryan Announces New Album and 2020 Tour
BORN HERE, LIVE HERE, DIE HERE
APRIL 24, 2020
“PROUD TO BE RIGHT HERE TOUR”
MAY 28, 2020
Album & Ticket Bundle Available for Fans
Nashville – January 16, 2020– Since wrapping up the last ten years as the “Most Heard Artist of the Decade,” as named by Country Aircheck, Luke Bryan looks ahead into 2020 and announces plans for a new studio album and a 2020 tour. Today he announced the news to his fans first on all his socials platforms. Watch it HERE.
Luke will release his seventh studio album BORN HERE, LIVE HERE, DIE HERE on April 24. It’s the follow up to 2017’s WHAT MAKES YOU COUNTRY album which became his third consecutive release to debut at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 and his fifth #1 debut on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart.
Luke will kick off his “PROUD TO BE RIGHT HERE TOUR” on May 28 in Cincinnati, Ohio at Riverbend Music Center and will play nearly 40 shows before wrapping in the fall. Morgan Wallen is the special guest on the tour with openers Caylee Hammack, on first half, and Runaway June, the last half of tour. Select dates on sale to the Nut House, Luke’s fan club, Tuesday, January 28 and select dates on sale to the public Friday, January 31.
“‘Proud to be right here’ is a phrase from my new album’s title track, BORN HERE, LIVE HERE, DIE HERE (written by Jameson Rodgers, Josh Thompson, Jake Mitchell),” said Luke. “From the moment I first heard it, I loved that this song related so closely to how I grew up and how I still have so many ties to my hometown. It’s a connection I feel is so important in country music. I am truly so thankful to have the opportunity to make music for my fans and to look out into the crowds each night from stage and be proud of what we’ve created. And I’m excited to get on the road with these guest artists too. I’ve been watching what Morgan is building with his fans and it has been so fun to watch! I know with him, Caylee and Runaway June on this tour it’s going to be such a high energy night for everyone.”
Luke fans can bundle their tour tickets with an album. Each pair of online tickets purchased for Luke’s “PROUD TO BE RIGHT HERE TOUR” includes one (1) CD copy of his new album BORN HERE, LIVE HERE, DIE HERE through 11/30/2020.
Lipton is the official sponsor of the “PROUD TO BE RIGHT HERE TOUR.” CITI is the official presale credit card and as such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets through Citi EntertainmentSM beginning Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 10am through Thursday, Jan. 30 at 10pm. For complete presale details visit www.citientertainment.com. Additionally, Live Nation is the official tour promoter and fans can first purchase tickets beginning Jan. 24th for select cities as part of Live Nation’s Country Megaticket at www.Megaticket.com.
“PROUD TO BE RIGHT HERE TOUR”
5/28/2020 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
5/29/2020 St. Louis, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
5/30/2020 Brandon, MS Brandon Amphitheater
6/5/2020 Orange Beach, AL The Wharf Amphitheater
6/18/2020 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Amphitheater
6/19/2020 Hartford, CT Xfinity Theatre
6/20/2020 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
6/25/2020 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest at American Family Insurance Amphitheater*
7/16/2020 San Diego, CA North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre**
7/17/2020 Mtn View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
7/18/2020 Sacramento, CA Toyota Amphitheatre
7/23/2020 Bend, OR Les Schwab Amphitheater
7/24/2020 Bend, OR Les Schwab Amphitheater
7/25/2020 Portland, OR Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
7/30/2020 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
7/31/2020 Little Rock, AR Simmons Bank Arena
8/4/2020 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
8/5/2020 Gilford, NH Bank of NH Pavilion
8/6/2020 Gilford, NH Bank of NH Pavilion
8/14/2020 Bangor, ME Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
8/21/2020 Virginia Beach, VA Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
8/23/2020 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
8/28/2020 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
8/29/2020 Raleigh, NC Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
8/30/2020 Charleston, SC to be announced….
9/24/2020 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena
9/25/2020 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
9/26/2020 Green Bay, WI Resch Center
10/1/2020 Bossier City, LA CenturyLink Center
10/2/2020 Lafayette, LA Cajundome
10/8/2020 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
10/9/2020 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center**
10/10/2020 San Bernardino, CA Glen Helen Amphitheater**
Morgan Wallen on all dates except **
Caylee Hammack May 28- July 31
Runaway June August 4- October 10
Listen to Luke’s PROUD TO BE RIGHT HERE TOUR playlist.
About Luke Bryan
In 2019, Luke was named as the first-ever recipient of the ACM’s Album of the Decade Award for Crash My Party as presented to him during a Grand Ole Opry appearance. The ACM Album of the Decade Award recognizes an album that has impacted country music over the decade. The factors considered include the success of singles at radio, album concept, commercial media, sales and streaming, artistic merit and ACM Award recognition. Billboard said, “it wasn’t just his star power that made Crash My Party special, as most of the album’s singles — like the poignant “Drink a Beer” and nostalgic “Roller Coaster” — were more focused on Bryan’s heartfelt croon as opposed to the party anthems that “bro country” made popular at that time.”
22 of Bryan’s 23 #1 hits have been in the last decade including his breakthrough hit ““Country Girl Shake It For Me” which was included in Billboard Magazine’s “100 Songs that Defined a Decade” list out last month. Other #1 hits include “I Don’t Want This Night To End,” “Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Everyday,” “Play It Again” and poignant songs like “Fast,” “Drink A Beer” and “Most People Are Good,” which Music Row named Song of the Year in 2018 and Rolling Stone at its peak touted “it’s message – coming from a star on the level of Luke Bryan – is important in the country music world.”
Luke’s headline concert tours have played for over one million fans every year for the last six years with four of those reaching 1.5 million. In total Luke has performed for nearly 12 million fans in the last ten years. His 2019 “Sunset Repeat Tour” wrapped this fall with his 36th career headline stadium concert at Ford Field in Detroit and during the show Luke was presented with a new music plaque signifying his continued domination in the format with more RIAA certified digital singles than any other country artist with 54 million digital singles, 12.5 million albums and Seven billion streams. Luke has four Platinum albums, two 4x-Platinum albums, seven RIAA certified albums, 22 Platinum singles and 12 Multi-Platinum singles.
In this past decade Luke has presented ten Farm Tours (11 years career total), seven headline tours, six years of Spring Break shows and six Crash My Playa concert events. He was recognized as a CMT Artist of the Year six consecutive times, was twice named the Entertainer of the Year by BOTH the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association and was honored as a NSAI Artist/Songwriter of the Year. In total Luke has won over 40 music awards including six ACM awards, six CMT Music Awards, five Billboard Music Awards, four American Music Awards, two CMA awards, an iHeart and a Teen Choice award and more.
This March Luke will continue his role as a celebrity judge on ABC’s American Idol.
About Morgan Wallen
With over 1.5 BILLION career streams to his credit, multiple GOLD and PLATINUM certifications and Billboard’s #1 song of 2019 on both the Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts (the PLATINUM multi-week #1, “Whiskey Glasses”), Morgan Wallen has officially staked his claim as Country music’s next superstar. The dynamic Tennessee native has been riding a red-hot win streak since 2017, collecting accolades which also include two straight chart-toppers, his first-ever CMA Awards nomination (2019 New Artist of the Year), a nod for 2019 CMT Breakthrough Video of the Year (“Whiskey Glasses”), spotlight placements on PEOPLE’s 2019 Ones to Watch and MusicRow’s 2019 Next Big Thing lists, and high-profile features by the Associated Press, The Washington Post, Genius, and more. While his romantically charged current single, “Chasin’ You,” races up the Country charts, Wallen closed out the decade with the surprise release of his reflective coming-of-age anthem, “This Bar,” and then launched his third consecutive headlining tour – MONSTER ENERGY OUTBREAK TOUR PRESENTS: MORGAN WALLEN’S WHISKEY GLASSES ROADSHOW. The breakout talent is now preparing his second album, expected for 2020 release, and he’ll join Jason Aldean’s WE BACK TOUR as direct support starting January 30. For more information, visit www.morganwallen.com
About Caylee Hammack
Capitol Nashville’s Caylee Hammack grew up in the tiny town of Ellaville, Georgia where she used to pray every night as a kid, “God, just please make me different,” she remembers. Hammack is indeed refreshingly different. And at only 25, she has already packed a full life into just a few years, using fake IDs to get gigs around South Georgia, turning down a college scholarship for a love that burned out, sleeping in her car when she arrived in Nashville and then losing her home in an electrical fire. Her self-penned songs tug on her own life story – bad decisions, broken hearts, a quirky family lineage. Hammack’s current Top 30 breakout single “Family Tree,” co-written/co-produced by Hammack, is already known for its “soulful vocals and descriptive lyrics [that] shine” (Billboard) and was the most-added single at Country radio by a female artist in over three years. Hammack has brought her firebrand live set to opening slots for Eric Church, Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert, Trisha Yearwood, Brothers Osborne and some of country music’s biggest festivals. Next up, Hammack will return to the road in 2020 with a direct support spot on Reba McEntire’s headlining tour. Hammack has also been the noted as an “Artist To Watch” by outlets including The Bobby Bones Show, Rolling Stone and HITS Magazine for her “voice to move mountains” (Rolling Stone). For additional information, visit cayleehammack.com.
About Runaway June
Lauded by Billboard as the “Next Hot Trend in Country Music” and likened to a ‘Dixie Chicks for a new generation,’ Runaway June’s organic three-part harmonies and ringing strings have established them as a top new group with its “inescapable talent” (AXS.com). The BBR Music Group/Wheelhouse Records act is comprised of the vocal stylings and musicianship of Naomi Cooke (lead vocals, guitar); Hannah Mulholland (vocals; mandolin); and Jennifer Wayne (vocals; guitar). The trio is receiving rave critical notices from the likes of Billboard, Rolling Stone Country, The Huffington Post, People and dubbed by CMT as “Next Women of Country.” It has also appeared on national TV including the CMA Awards, ACM Awards, CMT Awards, TODAY, and GMA. Runaway June has been celebrated for its brand of organic and melodic Country music. It is the first all-female trio in over sixteen years to score a top five hit at Country radio. The band also has scored nods from the industry with nominations at the 2019 CMT Awards and at the 2019 ACM’s for New Vocal Duo or Group of The Year. Runaway June was also recently selected for CRS New Faces Class of 2020. Its debut album, Blue Roses was released on June 28 making Rolling Stone’s and Paste Magazine’s end of year lists as one of the best Country and Americana albums of 2019. For more information, visit: www.RunawayJune.com.
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