Luke Combs played his first-ever headlining stadium concert on Saturday (Sept. 4) in Boone, North Carolina at Kidd Brewer Stadium.
The country superstar definitely left his mark on North Carolina after his lengthy concert near Appalachian State, the college Combs’ attended. Combs was left in shock and speechless after playing his electrifying set to 32,000 fans who were lucky enough to score tickets to the history-making concert.
“Last night was hard to believe,” Combs captioned a photo of him in front of the sold-out stadium crowd. “I’ll have something better to say and some more pictures in a few days but in a lot of ways I think this picture says it all somehow.”
Combs’ wife Nicole comment on his post admitting the show was “unbelievable.”
According to Nelson Aerial Pros on Twitter, the concert didn’t have one empty seat when Combs hit the stage. They also dubbed the show, “probably the biggest event in Boone’s history.”
Below we compiled a list of 4 fun facts about Luke Combs’ first-ever headlining stadium concert.
First Major Concert At Stadium In Its 59-Year History
The Live Nation-produced show was the “first large-scale stadium show” in the venue’s “59 year history,” according to the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce. The concert also marked the first-ever concert held at the Appalachian State football stadium.
27-Song Set List
His lengthy performance included a 27-song set list that included his chart-topping hits such as “When It Rains It Pours,” “One Number Away,” “Forever After All,” “Does To Me,” “She Got The Best Of Me,” “Beautiful Crazy,” “Hurricane” and more.
He also performed his newest song “South On Ya” as well as his latest single “Cold As You.” In addition to original music, Combs covered several songs including Alabama’s “Mountain Music,” Brooks & Dunn’s “Brand New Man” and Eric Church’s “Carolina.”
See his full set list from the evening HERE.
A Roaring Sing-A-Long During His Encore Of “Beer Never Broke My Heart”
As most of Combs’ shows, a massive sing-a-long erupted during “Beer Never Broke My Heart,” however, this one was a special one as it was in Combs’ home state of North Carolina.
“This is the No. 1 show that I have ever played in my entire life,” Combs shouted out the capacity crowd at Kidd Brewer Stadium. “There are a lot of things that have broken my heart, but this kick ass crowd tonight sure as hell ain’t ever broke my heart and a long neck ice cold beer ain’t ever broke my heart. If you know the words to this song, I want them to hear us [singing] five f**king states over baby, come on!”
Longtime Friends & Collaborators Drew Parker & Ray Fulcher Joined Him
Combs’ longtime friends and collaborators Drew Parker and Ray Fulcher joined the country superstar as support acts.
In addition to opening the show, both Parker and Fulcher joined Combs on stage for performances. Alongside Combs, Parker performed a song that he co-wrote with Combs, Dan Isbell and Tyler King called “1, 2 Many.”
“I could get used to this Stadium thing,” Parker captioned a photo of him in front of the massive audience. “What an incredible night playing a show with some of my best friends in the world! More content coming soon but I couldn’t wait to post something any longer!”
While Fulcher joined Combs for a performance of “Does To Me,” which originally is a duet with Eric Church that Fulcher co-wrote with Combs and Tyler Reeve.
“When pictures or words don’t do it justice,” Fulcher shared on Instagram. “Thank you, @lukecombs for believing in me and including me in your historic, monumental night. We’ll be talking bout this one 20 years from now”
Both “1, 2 Many” and “Does To Me” appear on Combs’s 2019 album, What You See Is What You Get.