Luke Bryan Kicks Off XL Tour in Toronto
Luke Bryan launched his extra-large tour, or XL for short, on Thursday, May 31st in Toronto.
The Georgia native is set to headline 13 stadium shows for his What Makes You Country Tour Xl Stadium Sized tour, and by the end of October, Luke will headline some of the North America’s biggest and best sports stadiums in New York City, Cincinnati, Tampa, Pittsburgh, Boston, Minneapolis, Los Angeles (the first country concert to ever be held in Dodgers Stadium), Denver, St. Louis, Chicago, Vancouver and wrapping the trek in Detroit at Ford Field on October 26th.
Sam Hunt joins the tour as the special guest on all stadium shows along with Jon Pardi. Additional openers include Morgan Wallen (May-August), Carly Pearce (September & October) and DJ Rock.
Luke tells us he wanted to ensure fans would be treated to a “stadium sized” lineup of talent on the tour:
“I want fans to be able to come to a show and ‘A’ I want them to hear an artist with big ole crazy hits. I just love to see the fans out there singing these big hits that they’re hearing on the radio, and I think when they can come out and see artists in that setting, I just enjoy trying to make the best fan experience. The fact that we can all come together and create a package for fans and at the end of the day I get so excited to put these guys in the best scenario possible to showcase what they are and where they’re going and what they’re going to be. And when I found out we could put this together, we got on the phone and started booking stadiums, and we were like, ‘Let’s go after this thing.’ So, it’s just exciting to go in with a line up like this.”
The What Makes You Country tour is named after Luke’s recently released album which features his new single, “Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset.”