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"I have dreamed about this day for a very long time," Luke says. "We are having the best time putting together all the bells and whistles for the tour. I have spent a lot of time out on tours with some really great artists and each night we have tried to learn from them. I couldn't be more excited about this!"
While Luke has served as an opening act for Tim McGraw and Rascal Flatts, he's also gained experience commanding a stage by himself. The 36-year-old headlined his annual Farm Tour for the last four years and also hit the road for CMT on Tour: Tailgates & Tanlines in 2011.
"I can feel the momentum," Luke told The Boot. "It has been an interesting process, and I'm so glad it didn't happen three or four years ago because I wouldn't have enjoyed it. I would be freaking out!"
The Dirt Road Diaries tour will kick off Jan. 17 in Evansville, Ind. (See the dates for the first leg of the tour below). Tickets go on sale on Friday, Oct. 26. Pre-sale is available for Citi card members starting Oct. 22 here.
Luke Bryan's Dirt Road Diaries tour dates:
Jan. 17, Evansville, Ind., Ford Center
Jan.18, Huntsville, Ala., Von Braun Center
Jan. 19, Southaven, Miss., Landers Center
Jan. 25, Estero, Fla., Germain Arena
Jan. 26, Orlando, Fla., Amway Center
Feb. 7, Uniondale, N.Y., Nassau Coliseum
Feb. 8, State College, Pa., Bryce Jordan Center
Feb. 15, Toledo, Ohio, Huntington Center
Feb. 16, Grand Rapids, Mich., Van Andel Arena
Feb. 17, Bloomington, Ill., US Cellular Center
Feb. 21, Ft Wayne, Ind., Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
Feb. 22, Louisville, Ky., KFC Yum! Center
Feb. 23, Columbia, Mo., Mizzou Arena
Feb. 28, Green Bay, Wis., Resch Center
Mar. 1, Sioux City, Iowa, Tyson Events Center
Mar. 2, Moline, Ill., i wireless Center
Mar. 14, Orange Beach, Ala., Amphitheatre at the Wharf
Mar. 21, Florence, S.C., Florence Civic Center
Mar. 22, Fayetteville, N.C., Crown Center
Mar. 23, Charlottesville, Va., John Paul Jones Arena