Luke Bryan Ready For ‘CMT On Tour’

Luke Bryan puts on his road shoes for beginning in mid-September on the East Coast.

Photo: Tony Nelson
Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul, Minn.

This is the tour that was announced a couple of months ago even though cities and venues were yet to be nailed down. Now CMT has come through with all the hard data you need to know.

Supporting of his latest album, Tailgates & Tanlines, scheduled for an Aug. 9 release, Bryan launches the 10th annual CMT On Tour with a gig in Huntington, N.Y, at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena Sept. 15. Other destinations include Columbia, S.C. (Oct. 15); Troy, Ohio (Oct. 22); Moline, Ill. (Nov. 3); Green Bay, Wis. (Nov. 10); Auburn, Ala. (Nov. 18); and Monroe, La. (Nov. 19).

Special guests Lee Brice and Josh Thompson appear on all dates. Also appearing will be CMT’s “Next Superstar” winner Matt Mason.

“It’s all about having fun on stage with a band and giving our fans a night of entertainment,” Bryan said when initial plans for the tour were announced in June. “I certainly am following in good footsteps of the other artists who have had the opportunity to headline a CMT tour. I’m anxious to get started!”

Photo: AP Photo
2011 CMT Music Awards, Nashville, Tenn.

The first wave of onsales begins Aug. 12. For more information, click here for Luke Bryan’s website and here for CMT On Tour.