The reigning CMA Entertainer Of The Year shocked fans on Wednesday evening (Jan. 4) when he revealed plans to release a brand-new album. According to his Instagram post announcing the exciting news with fans, the project will feature 18 tracks and be released on March 24, 2023.
“New album. 18 songs. March 24,” Combs simply captioned a graphic on social media.
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Over the course of the last few years, Combs has shared several unreleased tunes, some of which fans have been begging the country star to release since he first teased it.
Music Mayhem compiled a full list of some of the fan-favorite unreleased tunes that The Bootleggers hope will make the cut and appear on Combs’ new project. See the full list below.
“Five Leaf Clover”
“Growin’ Up and Gettin’ Old”
“Days Like These”
“We Still Drink Beer”
“Good Old Days”
“Sleepless In A Hotel Room”
In addition to originals, fans are also begging the North Carolina native to release a professional recorded version of his incredible rendition of Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car.”
Growin’ Up was co-produced by Combs alongside Chip Matthews and Jonathan Singleton. The 12-track release was crowned Album of the Year at the 56th Annual CMA Awards in November of 2022. When accepting the honor, Combs admitted he was surprised by the big win.
“Oh man, I was not expecting this. I’m so thankful anytime I get to stand up here, but the real people to be thankful for are these two gentlemen standing behind me, Chip Matthews and Jonathon Singleton. These guys worked their tails off on this album. Chip might have slept two hours since we put this record out. Thank y’all so much,” the North Carolina native shared from the stage.
Combs’ latest album is also nominated for Best Country Album at the upcoming GRAMMY Awards, which will take place on February 5 at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, California. The country hitmaker is also nominated for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for “Outrunnin’ Your Memory,” a duet featuring Miranda Lambert, as well as Best Country Song for “Doin’ This.”
Growin’ Up has also been named one of the Best Albums of 2022 and one of the Best Country Albums of 2022 by Billboard.
Combs will soon embark on a massive world tour that will visit three continents and 16 countries. The trek, which will be hitting stadiums and arenas across the globe, is set to kick off on March 25 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas and wrap up in London, England at The O2 Arena on October 19.
Riley Green, Lainey Wilson, Flatland Cavalry and Brent Cobb will serve as support on the North American tour date, while special guests on the Australian and New Zealand dates include Cody Johnson and Lane Pittman.
The world tour will visit 16 stadiums across North America, including Nashville’s Nissan Stadium, Kansas City’s GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium, Foxborough’s Gillette Stadium and more. Hitting three continents and 16 countries, the massive outing will also stop in Australia, New Zealand, U.K., Ireland, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, France and Belgium.
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Ticketing information and additional tour details can be found at www.lukecombs.com.
Luke Combs World Tour Dates
March 25, 2023—Arlington, TX—AT&T Stadium*
April 1, 2023—Indianapolis, IN—Lucas Oil Stadium*
April 15, 2023—Nashville, TN—Nissan Stadium*
April 22, 2023—Detroit, MI—Ford Field*
April 29, 2023—Pittsburgh, PA—Acrisure Stadium*
May 6, 2023—Chicago, IL—Soldier Field*
May 13, 2023—Minneapolis, MN—U.S. Bank Stadium*
May 20, 2023—Boise, ID—Albertsons Stadium*
May 27, 2023—Vancouver, BC—BC Place*
June 3, 2023—Edmonton, AB—Commonwealth Stadium*
June 10, 2023—Kansas City, MO—GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium*
June 17, 2023—St. Louis, MO—Busch Stadium*
July 8, 2023—Tampa, FL—Raymond James Stadium*
July 15, 2023—Charlotte, NC—Bank of America Stadium*
July 22, 2023—Foxborough, MA—Gillette Stadium*
July 29, 2023—Philadelphia, PA—Lincoln Financial Field*
*with special guests Riley Green, Lainey Wilson, Flatland Cavalry and Brent Cobb
Luke Combs International Tour Dates
August 9, 2023—Auckland, New Zealand—Spark Arena+
August 11, 2023—Brisbane, Australia—Brisbane Entertainment Centre+
August 16, 2023—Sydney, Australia—Qudos Bank Arena+
August 20, 2023—Melbourne, Australia—Rod Laver Arena+
August 23, 2023—Adelaide, Australia—Adelaide Entertainment Centre+
August 26, 2023—Perth, Australia—RAC Arena+
September 30, 2023—Oslo, Norway—Spektrum
October 1, 2023—Stockholm, Sweden—Annexet
October 4, 2023—Copenhagen, Denmark—Vega
October 6, 2023—Hamburg, Germany—Barclays Arena
October 7, 2023—Amsterdam, Netherlands—AFAS Live
October 8, 2023—Paris, France—La Cigale
October 10, 2023—Zurich, Switzerland—The Hall
October 11, 2023—Brussels, Belgium—Ancienne Belgique
October 13, 2023—Dublin, Ireland—3Arena
October 14, 2023—Belfast, N. Ireland—SSE Arena
October 16, 2023—Glasgow, Scotland—OVO Hydro Arena
October 17, 2023—Manchester, England—AO Arena
October 19, 2023—London, England—The O2 Arena
+with special guests Cody Johnson and Lane Pittman