For Bryan, tour is "My Kind of Night"
Thursday, October 17, 2013
– Luke Bryan announced today a new headline tour will launch the first of 2014, "That's My Kind of Night Tour," which includes a stop at Madison Square Garden in late January.
The tour will kick-off its first leg on Jan. 16 in Columbus, Ohio at the Schottenstein Center and will perform 18 shows through March 8 and will feature Lee Brice and Cole Swindell.
Tour dates are:
Jan. 16 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
Jan. 17 Lexington, KY Rupp Arena
Jan. 18 Knoxville, TN Thompson-Boling Arena
Jan. 23 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
Jan. 25 New York City Madison Square Garden
Jan. 30 Lubbock, TX United Spirit Arena
Jan. 31 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Arena
Feb. 6 Moline, IL iWireless Center
Feb. 7 Cedar Falls, IA UNI-Dome
Feb. 8 Omaha, NE CenturyLink Center
Feb. 13 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum Complex
Feb. 14 Wilkes Barre, PA Mohegan Sun Arena
Feb. 15 Atlantic City, NJ Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall
Feb. 28 Fargo, ND Fargodome
March 1 Bismarck, ND Bismarck Civic Center Arena
March 2 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Solutions Arena
March 7 Memphis, TN FedEx Forum
March 8 Bossier City, LA CenturyLink Center
Bryan's current tour, the "Dirt Road Diaries Tour," began this past January and has sold-out all shows in advance, including the upcoming double plays in Nashville and Tampa, Fla. The "Dirt Road Diaries Tour" wraps on Oct. 26 in West Palm Beach, Fla.
Bryan is currently nominated for three CMA Awards, Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist and Musical Event for The Only Way I Know with Jason Aldean and Eric Church. The show will air live on ABC on Nov.6 from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.
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