Luke Bryan will spend the earlier part of 2018 weaving his What Makes You Country Tour dates in between his commitments as a judge on ABC’s rebooted American Idol, that premieres March 11th. At the close of the season, Bryan will mount a supersized version of the tour : dubbed What Makes You Country XL – bound for stadiums in the United States and Canada with an all-star country lineup.
Kicking off May 31st at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, the What Makes You Country XL Tour will visit 13 stadiums in the midst of Bryan’s formerly announced spring and summer tour. The itinerary consists of ball parks including MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, and Heinz Field in Pennsylvania, with double headers arranged at Fenway Park and Wrigley Field. Guests on the tour consist of previously announced tour-mates including Jon Pardi, Morgan Wallen and vocalist Carly Pearce – who is also touring with Blake Shelton and Thomas Rhett in 2018 – in addition to an extra shot of star energy from “Body Like a Back Road” singer Sam Hunt.
Notably, the tour will visit Dodger Stadium, making Bryan the very first country artist to play a concert there.
“I tell you what, nothing is more special than to be in your house with your three boys and go ‘Hey, Dad’s playing that in a couple weeks,’ or ‘Dad played it last year,'” Bryan said during a press conference to announce his tour last Tuesday. “They look at me like, ‘You serious, Dad?'”
What Makes You Country, Bryan’s sixth studio album, was released December 8th and includes the Number One single “Light It Up”.