It's no wonder Luke Bryan is the reigning entertainer of the year for both the ACM and CMA awards — he never goes off the road. Seriously, though, the Kill the Lights trek that arrived for a rainy two-night stand at Gexa Energy Pavilion last year? It's coming back to the area on its next U.S. leg, and this time Bryan has booked one of the largest venues available, well, anywhere -- AT&T Stadium.
Bryan will land in Arlington on October 22; tickets go on sale via Live Nation on January 29.
D-FW has become a kind of second home of late to the Georgia superstar, who is responsible for a wide range of bro ("That's My Kind of Night") and not-so-bro ("All My Friends Say") smashes. He's been triumphant in front of Gexa's large outdoor crowds multiple times, he headlined this year's Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving halftime show, and he was co-host of the 50th ACM awards that came to AT&T Stadium in April 2015.
The October 22 gig will be the penultimate show in Bryan's touring schedule this year, which means he'll be in an extra-celebratory mood. And perhaps I'm burying the best part of the announcement here: Little Big Town will serve as opening act. If they can't get the folks on their feet early with those life-affirming four-part harmonies, I don't know what can.
Other stadiums getting a little Luke include Boston's Gillette Stadium, Chicago's Wrigley Field and Detroit's Ford Field. Bryan's won't be the first country spectacular to come to the home of the Cowboys this year, though — Kenny Chesney and Miranda Lambert will pack 'em in there on June 4.
Enjoy a couple of Luke Bryan videos below and practice your stadium scream.