Luke Bryan has confirmed he’ll launch the new Kick the Dust Up tour in May of 2015. Its name references a song Bryan has recorded for an upcoming album.
Bryan made the announcement at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on Wednesday morning (Jan. 21). Bryan told the media that 13 of the tour stops will be “doubles,” meaning he’ll play two shows there.
“The ability to go into a city and stay two nights is just something I could only ever dream of,” he said. “And to be able to roll your world, your tour buses …. It’s amazing that we’re in this spot and I can’t thank you fans enough for allowing it to go down that way. We’re excited about the doubles.”
He’s also planned seven stadium stops with guests Florida Georgia Line.
Cities on the stadiums tour include: Cincinnati; Cleveland; Denver; Detroit; Nashville; St. Paul, Minnesota; and Santa Clara, California. Randy Houser andDustin Lynch will appear on all tour dates. Thomas Rhett will also perform on the stadium shows.
In addition, Bryan will play his first tour stops in Europe. The schedule is a mix of festivals and clubs with a capacity of about 3,000 people. Confirmed countries on the tour are Germany, Norway, the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Meanwhile, Bryan and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum have partnered for an upcoming exhibit.
Bryan spoke at length during the press conference about his future plans. He told the media this will be the final year for his annual spring break concerts in Florida, but that he’ll cap that annual event with a spring break-themed album in March.
“This is a big announcement: This will be our last spring break show in Panama City. We’ve had such an amazing run down there. It has been something that I look forward to, year after year. And last year was amazingly over the top. I think some people said there were over 200,000 people on the beach. We feel like it’ll be that way this year, and we want to just have one more. It’s a two-day event (March 11 and 12), and we feel that we’re going to end it on a big bang.”
He continued, “It’s been an amazing run. When you look at how we entered into our spring break process, we just wanted to go play some music on the beach. And it’s turned into albums and releasing songs online, iTunes and stuff. And then it’s turned into physical albums, which we’ve been so blessed to sell a lot of copies of.”
Bryan’s final spring break album will be released in standard and deluxe editions on March 10.