Luke Bryan only launched his first headlining trek last year, but the ACM Entertainer of the Year had already booked a string of 2014 tour dates before the Dirt Road Diaries Tour ended in October. Then, on Jan. 14, the award-winning performer added a second, more extensive leg to his 2014 That’s My Kind of Night Tour. The announcement comes just two days before the tour is scheduled to launch at the Value City Arena at Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio.
Starting on May 3, the new leg of the Luke Bryan tour will visit more than 35 cities across the U.S. and Canada. Though many of the performances will take place at amphitheaters around the nation, the initial announcement highlighted three stadium concerts that lie ahead for the singer. Bryan’s first-ever headlining stadium performances have been scheduled for Pittsburgh’s Heinz Field (June 21), Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field (Aug. 15), and Chicago’s Soldier Field (Aug. 31). For the shows in Pittsburgh and Chicago, Dierks Bentley will join Bryan as a special guest. Lee Brice and Cole Swindell, who were previously announced as opening acts for the first leg of the tour, will continue their roles on all dates for the newly announced second leg.
Aside from the stadium dates, many cities featured on the tour—including Bristow, Va., Raleigh, N.C., and Cincinnati—already have a second date built into the schedule. The full list of Luke Bryan 2014 tour dates is included below. Currently, the final date of the trek has been scheduled for Oct. 25, when Bryan will perform at the historic Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.
Prior to his first headlining venture in 2013, Bryan had toured with established country musicians like Kenny Chesney, Trace Adkins, and Dierks Bentley as a supporting act. Now, after two consecutive No. 1 country albums and a string of 11 top-10 country singles, the Georgia native is in high demand. If you can’t catch him during his solo tour, Bryan also will be a main headliner at a number of festivals this year, including Stagecoach (April 25-27), Bayou Country Superfest (May 23-25), and Country USA (June 24-28). The “Drunk on You” singer also is on tap to perform at the Houston Rodeo on March 17.
2014 That’s My Kind of Night Tour Dates
Jan. 16 – Schottenstein Center, Columbus, Ohio
Jan. 17 – Rupp Arena, Lexington, Ky.
Jan. 18 – Thompson-Boling Arena, Knoxville, Tenn.
Jan. 23-24 – Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn.
Jan. 25 – Madison Square Garden, New York, N.Y.
Jan. 30 – United Spirit Arena, Lubbock, Texas
Jan. 31 – Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Okla.
Feb. 6 – i Wireless Center, Moline, Ill.
Feb. 7 – UNI Dome, Cedar Falls, Iowa
Feb. 8 – CenturyLink Center, Omaha, Neb.
Feb. 13 – Greensboro Coliseum Complex, Greensboro, N.C.
Feb. 14 – Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, Wilkes Barre, Pa.
Feb. 15 – Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, N.J.
Feb. 28 – Fargodome, Fargo, N.D.
March 1 – Bismarck Civic Center, Bismarck, N.D.
March 2 – Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul, Minn.
March 7 – FedEx Forum, Memphis, Tenn.
March 8 – CenturyLink Center, Bossier City, La.
May 3 – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena, Vancouver, B.C.
May 4 – Prospera Place, Kelowna, B.C.
May 6 – EnCana Events Centre, Dawson Creek, B.C.
May 9 – Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta
May 10 – Rexall Place, Edmonton, Alberta
May 29 – PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, N.C.
May 30-31 – Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, Va.
June 1 – PNC Bank Center, Holmdel, N.J.
June 6 – Farm Bureau Live, Virginia Beach, Va.
June 7-8 – Walnut Creek Amphitheater, Raleigh, N.C.
June 12-13 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Maryland Heights, Mo.
June 19 – DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston, Mich.
June 21 – Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pa.
July 24 – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre, Birmingham, Ala.
July 26 – Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood, Atlanta, Ga.
Aug. 15 – Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pa.
Aug. 16 – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien Center, N.Y.
Aug. 17 – Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Aug. 21-22 – Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
Aug. 23-24 – Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
Aug. 29-30 – Klipsch Music Center, Noblesville, Ind.
Aug. 31 – Soldier Field, Chicago, Ill.
Sept. 11 – Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester, N.H.
Sept. 12 – Madison Square Garden, New York, N.Y.
Sept. 13 – Xfinity Theatre, Hartford, Conn.
Sept. 18 – AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas
Sept. 19 – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, The Woodlands, Texas
Sept. 20 – Gexa Energy Pavilion, Dallas, Texas
Sept. 26 – MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa, Fla.
Sept. 27 – Cruzan Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, Fla.
Oct. 16 – Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Wheatland, Calif.
Oct. 17 – Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord, Concord, Calif.
Oct. 18 – Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, Calif.
Oct. 23 – Ak-Chin Pavilion, Phoenix, Ariz.
Oct. 24 – Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, Calif.
Oct. 25 – Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, Calif.