Luke Bryan has announced the decision to delay the release of his forthcoming album Born Here Live Here Die Here and the start of its accompanying Proud To Be Right Here Tour. The album, Bryan’s seventh studio release, had been scheduled by Capitol Nashville for 24 April. It will now be out in August with the tour starting in July.
In a statement, the country superstar said: “I wanted to reach out myself and let you know that we have decided to push back the release of my next album, Born Here Live Here Die Here to 7 August as well as the start of my Proud To Be Right Here tour to 10 July.
“Confusing and scary time”
“What an incredibly confusing and scary time our world is facing right now, and it is important we continue to follow the guidelines we have been given and do our part to keep everyone safe. With that in mind, we are choosing to stay home at this time so we can have fun sharing this music and tour with you this summer.
“I truly believe,” continued Bryan, “that music can provide all forms of emotional connections for everyone and I can’t wait to get on the road and share these new songs with you soon.”
Bryan recently scored his 24th country No. 1 with ‘What She Wants Tonight,’ which will be on the album along with his 23rd, its predecessor ‘Knockin’ Boots.’ He’s now climbing the airplay charts with a new hit, ‘One Margarita.’ Bryan performed another signature song, ‘Most People Are Good’ (from his last album, 2017’s What Makes You Country) on Sunday’s (5) ACM Presents: Our Country special on CBS.
The new schedule for Luke Bryan’s Proud To Be Right Here Tour is as follows:
7/10/20 Orange Beach AL The Amphitheater at the Wharf+
7/11/20 Brandon MS Brandon Amphitheater
7/12/20 Saint Louis MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheater*
7/16/20 San Diego CA North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre*
7/17/20 Mountain View CA Shoreline Amphitheater*
7/18/20 Sacramento CA Toyota Amphitheater*
7/23/20 Bend OR Les Schwab Amphitheater*
7/24/20 Bend OR Les Schwab Amphitheater*
7/25/20 Ridgefield WA Sunlight Supply Amphitheater*
7/30/20 Nashville TN Bridgestone Arena*
7/31/20 N. Little Rock AR Simmons Bank Arena*
8/4/20 New York NY Madison Square Garden
8/5/20 Gilford NH Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
8/13/20 Hartford CT XFINITY Theatre*
8/14/20 Bangor ME Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
8/16/20 Darien Center NY Darien Lake Amphitheater*
8/21/20 Virginia Beach VA Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheatre
8/22/20 Atlantic City NJ Atlantic City Beach
8/23/20 Bristow VA Jiffy Lube Live
8/28/20 Charlotte NC PNC Music Pavilion
8/29/20 Raleigh NC Coastal Credit Union Music Park
8/30/20 Columbia MD Merriweather Post Pavilion*
9/24/20 Des Moines IA Wells Fargo Arena
9/25/20 Saint Paul MN Xcel Energy Center
9/26/20 Green Bay WI Resch Center
10/1/20 Cincinnati OH Riverbend Music Center*
10/8/20 Fresno CA Save Mart Center
10/9/20 Los Angeles CA Staples Center
10/10/20 San Bernardino CA Glen Helen Amphitheater
10/22/20 Charleston WV Charleston Civic Center Coliseum
10/23/20 Lexington KY Rupp Arena
10/24/20 Evansville IN Ford Center – Evansville
10/28/20 Lafayette LA Cajundome
10/29/20 San Antonio TX Alamodome
10/30/20 Bossier City LA Centurylink Center
Morgan Wallen is the special guest on the tour with openers Caylee Hammack and Runaway June. For tickets and more information go to www.lukebryan.com.
+additional opener TBD
Runaway June on all dates except *
*Caylee Hammack appears on these dates
Born Here Live Here Die Here is now released on 7 August. Pre-order it here.