SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2020 FORD CENTER | EVANSVILLE
Special Guests: Morgan Wallen and Runaway June
Tickets on Sale Friday, March 13 at 10 AM
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. His latest tour will make a stop at the Ford Center located in downtown Evansville on Saturday, October 24, 2020. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 13 at 10AM and will be available thru www.Ticketmaster.com and the venue box office.
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” that will feature Morgan Wallen as special guest on the tour with openers Runaway June.
“‘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.”
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.