Luke Bryan Announces 2015 Kick the Dust Up Tour, Final Spring Break Shows
Luke Bryan made a special announcement Wednesday morning (Jan. 21) at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tenn., and it will make millions of country fans very happy.
The country superstar will be trekking across North America for the 2015 Kick the Dust Up Tour, beginning in May. The tour's name, like his Dirt Road Diaries Tour, is the title of a song that Bryan promises will be on his next album.
Bryan admitted that he was nervous before the big announcement, since he was no longer "naive," having experienced a whopping year of touring, album sales and more. But he was also extremely excited for the announcement, which he and his team have been planning since the middle of 2014.
"When you start seeing the dates, where we're going to go, see who we're going to visit on the road," Bryan says, "we're just super excited to be here."
Bryan will be doing something a little different on the road this year, playing two nights in 13 cities, including Washington, D.C.; St. Louis, Mo.; West Palm Beach, Fla.; and more.
"The ability to go into a city and stay two nights is something I could have only ever dreamed of," Bryan says. "To be able to roll your world, your tour bus, in and set up a fun little backstage area -- it's amazing we're in this spot. I can't thank you fans enough."
Not only will he be playing doubles -- Bryan will also be playing seven stadium shows, in Denver, Colo.; St. Paul, Minn.; Nashville, Tenn.; Cincinnati, Ohio; Santa Clara, Calif.; Cleveland, Ohio; and Detroit, Mich.
Special guests for the regular part of the tour will be Randy Houser and Dustin Lynch, who Bryan says "will be fixtures throughout the year." For the stadium markets, Florida Georgia Line and Thomas Rhett, currently out together on FGL's Anything Goes Tour, will join Bryan, who says he is "so excited about the lineup."
Prior to his official Kick the Dust Up Tour launch, Bryan will be crossing the pond for some international dates, his first time performing overseas. Among the countries he's visiting are Germany, the UK and Ireland, all in late February and early March.
"We really entered into Canada last year, and seeing new fans -- it was an amazing experience," explains Bryan. "We'll be doing big festivals and 3,000-seat clubs -- you have to re-prove yourself over in Europe."
Also incorporated into the announcement was some sad, but fitting, news: This year, March 11 and 12, Bryan will hold his last Spring Break concert in Panama City, Fla. Bryan's final Spring Break record, 'Spring Break ... Checkin' Out,' will drop March 10 and feature 11 tracks, including five new songs.
"We've had such an amazing run down there -- it has been something I look forward to year after year," he says. "Last year was just amazingly over the top, and we feel like it will be that way this year."
And fans can be assured that Bryan has other tricks up his sleeve.
"We have other fun plans ..." he teases, "the little offshoots and crazy ideas I have for new music, so be looking for that stuff too."
Bryan will head out for the third and final leg of his That's My Kind of Night Tour in February, prior to his Spring Break shows and Kick the Dust Up Tour. Details and ticketing information for all of the newly announced dates is available at LukeBryan.com.
Luke Bryan, 2015 Kick the Dust Up Tour Dates:
5/8 -- Grand Forks, N.D. -- Alerus Center
5/9 -- Sioux Falls, S.D. -- Denny Sanford Premier Center
5/14 -- Boise, Idaho -- Taco Bell Pavilion
5/15 -- Spokane, Wash. -- Spokane Arena
5/16 -- Tacoma, Wash. -- Tacoma Dome
6/4 -- Albuquerque, N.M. -- Isleta Amphitheater
6/6 -- Denver, Colo. -- Sports Authority Field at Mile High*
6/18 -- Tulsa, Okla. -- BOK Center
6/19 -- Bonner Springs, Kan. -- Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
6/20 -- St. Paul, Minn. -- TFC Bank Stadium*
6/25 -- Virginia Beach, Va. -- Farm Bureau Live
6/26-27 -- Washington, D.C. -- Jiffy Lube Live
7/11 -- Nashville, Tenn. -- Vanderbilt Stadium*
7/16-17 -- St. Louis, Mo. -- Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
7/18 -- Cincinnati, Ohio -- Paul Brown Stadium*
7/24-25 -- Indianapolis, Ind. -- Klipsch Music Center
7/30 -- Scranton, Pa. -- Pavilion at Montage Mountain
7/31-8/1 -- Pittsburgh, Pa. -- First Niagara Pavilion
8/21-22 -- Atlanta, Ga. -- Philips Arena
8/26-27 -- Salt Lake City, Utah -- USANA Amphitheatre
8/29 -- San Francisco, Calif. -- Levi's Stadium*
9//3-4 -- Darien Center, N.Y. -- Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
9/5 -- Cleveland, Ohio -- FirstEnergy Stadium*
9/11-12 -- Philadelphia, Pa. -- Susquehanna Bank Center
9/18 -- Tampa, Fla. -- MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
9/19-20 -- West Palm Beach, Fla. -- Cruzan Amphitheatre
9/24 -- Charlotte, N.C. -- PNC Music Pavilion
9/25-26 -- Raleigh, N.C. -- Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
10/15 -- Sacramento, Calif. -- Sleep Train Arena
10/16 -- San Diego, Calif. -- Sleep Train Amphitheatre
10/17-18 -- Irvine Calif. -- Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
10/22 -- San Antonio, Texas -- Alamodome
10/23-24 -- Dallas, Texas -- Gexa Energy Pavilion
10/28-29 -- Chicago, Ill. -- United Center
10/30 -- Detroit, Mich. -- Ford Field
* With Florida Georgia Line and Thomas Rhett
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