Luke Bryan Sets New Record at Heinz Field
Luke Bryan has set yet another record. The country music hitmaker, who played at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh on Saturday night (June 21), set an all-time country record for tickets sold at the venue.
Bryan played to more than 50,000 fans, beating out both Kenny Chesney and Taylor Swift in the number of tickets sold in the stadium. The ‘Play It Again’ singer, who was in Pittsburgh as part of his That’s My Kinda Night Tour, was joined by his opening acts Lee Brice and Cole Swindell, as well as special guest Dierks Bentley for the unforgettable evening.
“Just had the most unbelievable night of my life!,” Bryan said shortly after the show.
Not everyone had such a great experience, however. More than 300 incidents were reported as part of the concert, including seven arrests, 37 non-traffic citations and 34 transports to area hospitals.
“We’ve worked too hard to build the quality-of-life in Pittsburgh to let others get away with destroying it,” Pittsburgh mayor Bill Peduto says (quote via KDKA). “My administration will investigate further ways to hold promoters more accountable for these costs and impacts, while recognizing the economic benefits such large events bring to our publicly-owned facilities.”
Still, local authorities say the crowd that gathered for Bryan’s show were better behaved than the fans who attended Chesney’s No Shoes Nation Tour last year, when more than 45,000 lbs. of trash was hauled away.
“Also. I know your guys have heard,” Bryan reminded fans before the show. “Be mindful of your tailgate area. Clean up please. We wanna come back many more times.”
Bryan has three more stadium dates on the calendar this year. He will play at Boston’s Gillette Stadium on Aug. 10, Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field on Aug. 15, and at Soldier Field in Chicago on Aug. 31. See a list of all of his upcoming shows here.