Another Chapter For Luke Bryan’s ‘Dirt Road Diaries’

With fans buying tickets as fast as he can sell them, Luke Bryan adds another leg to his “Dirt Road Diaries Tour.”  Beginning May 17 on the East Coast, Bryan’s calendar now extends to October and includes stops in Denver, Chicago, Boston and Nashville.

In a classic example of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” Bryan will be joined by his special guests from the tour’s first leg, namely Florida Georgia Line and Thompson Square.

Having sold out his first leg of arena dates, Bryan has plenty more to look forward to, including Orlando’s Amway Center, two nights in Bloomington, Ill., at the US Cellular Center and the final stop on the leg – John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottes.

But the tour won’t be entirely indoors.  Bryan has several amphitheatres on the ol’ GPS, including the Verizon Wireless Amph. St. Louis in Maryland Heights, Mo., First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Tinley Park, Ill, and Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati.

Of course, a hot-selling album helps.  Bryan’s tailgates & tanlines has produced three back-to-back Platinum singles.  Aside from touring, Bryan will co-host along with Blake Shelton the 48th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas airing April 7 on CBS.

Photo: Adam Grim
WE Fest, Soo Pass Ranch, Detroit Lakes, Minn.

But back to those “Dirt Road Diaries” additions.  Here’s the new schedule:

May 17 – Virginia Beach, Va., Farm Bureau Live At Virginia Beach
May 18 – Bristow, Va., Jiffy Lube Live
May 31 – Hartford, Conn., Comcast Theatre
June 1 – Camden, N.J., Susquehanna Bank Center
June 2 – Mansfield, Mass., Comcast Center
June 13 – Peoria, Ill., Peoria Civic Center Arena
June 14 – Maryland Heights, Mo., Verizon Wireless Amph. St. Louis
June 15 – Tinley Park, Ill., First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
July 11 – Pelham, Ala., Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
July 12 – Charlotte, N.C., Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
July 13 – Raleigh, N.C., Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
July 14 – Atlanta, Ga., Aaron’s Amphitheatre At Lakewood
July 20 – Clarkston, Mich., DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 21 – Noblesville, Ind., Klipsch Music Center
July 26 – Albuquerque, N.M., Hard Rock Casino & Hotel
July 27 – Phoenix, Ariz., Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion
Aug. 8 – Wheatland, Calif., Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Aug. 9 – Mountain View, Calif., Shoreline Amphitheatre
Aug. 10 – Irvine, Calif., Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Aug. 11 – Chula Vista, Calif., Sleep Train Amphitheater
Aug. 23 – Bethel, N.Y., Bethel Woods Center For The Arts
Aug. 24 – Holmdel, N.J., PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug. 25 – Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Sept. 12 – Wichita, Kan., Intrust Bank Arena
Sept. 14 –Tulsa, Okla., BOK Center
Sept. 20 – Salt Lake City, Utah, Usana Amphitheatre
Sept. 21 – Englewood, Colo., Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
Sept. 26 – Cincinnati, Ohio, Riverbend Music Center
Sept. 27 – Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Blossom Music Center
Sept. 28 – Burgettstown, Pa., First Niagara Pavilion
Oct. 17 – North Little Rock, Ark. Verizon Arena
Oct. 18 – Nashville, Tenn., Bridgestone Arena
Oct. 19 – Lexington, Ky., Rupp Arena
Oct. 25 – Tampa, Fla., 1-800 Ask-Gary Amphitheatre
Oct. 26 – West Palm Beach, Fla., Cruzan Amphitheatre

Bryan also has a few festival appearances this year, playing “Bayou Country Superfest” in Baton Rouge, La., May 26; “Dauphin’s Countryfest” in Dauphin, Manitoba, July 29; “Cheyenne Frontier Days” in Cheyenne, Wy.,  July 24; and “Big Valley Jamboree” in Camrose, Alberta, Aug. 3.

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Country Thunder USA Festival Grounds, Twin Lakes, Wisc.

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