Luke Bryan kicked off his ‘Sunset Repeat’ tour in Camden, NJ lastnight (May 31st) with an extraordinary performance full of hit songs, Bryan brought along special guests Cole Swindell, Jon Langston and DJ Rock for this tour making it a country music spectacular. The ‘Sunset Repeat Tour’ name comes from a lyric in Bryan’s hit song “Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset,” off his latest album, 2017’s What Makes You Country. This tour is the complete Georgia-born trifecta of incredible country artists and is damn certainly going to go down as one of the best country tours of the entire summer.
Launching the evening was Georgia native, Jon Langston who put on an exceptional set of rich baritone vocals and songs that are destined to be hits that will fueled your next bbq. Langston’s debut single “When It Comes to Loving You” continues to climb the country radio charts and it was definitley vibrant during his set as fans were seen singing along loudly this evening, showing their support of Langston’s debut single. Fans also adored his performance of his latest single “Dance, Tonight” which was released earlier this year. Langston’s infectious ballad “Forever Girl” was a highlight of his set but his vocals were really showcased perfectly during “Prob’ly At a Bar.” Langston’s set was a blend of traditional and modern country, staying true to his Georgia roots.
Cole Swindell exploded unto the stage with his energetic yet infectious song “Love You Too Late,” off his latest album, All Of It, that immediate got the sold out crowd dancing along to his impeccable set. Swindell took fans on a journey through his career throughout a set performing songs from all of his discography including his four albums including: Cole Swindell (2014), You Should Be Here (2017) and his latest All Of It (2018) and his four EPs including Down Home Sessions 1-4. Fans absolutely adored that Swindell including “Roller Coaster” in his set from his fourth EP, Down Home Sessions, as it’s a fan-favorite song. Swindell performed through a collection of his songs including his consecutive No. 1 singles as he continues his streak of chart-topping hits including “Middle Of a Memory,” “You Should Be Here,” “Flatliner” and more his consecutive No. 1 streak began with his 2013 debut single, “Chillin’ It” which he also played during his energy-driven set.
Highlights of Swindell’s set definitley include the bone-chilling rendition of “You Should Be Here” which started with just his vocals and no instrumental backing just the twang of a guitar in which the crowd roared the lyrics along with him as they lit him up with their cell phone lights, it was an incredibly raw emotion-filled moment. The crowd supporting him as he sings this heart wrenching song about his father who unexpectedly past away in 2013 just as Cole Swindell’s career started to really take off. As difficult as it must be to sing that song on a nightly basis while on tour, Cole puts on a flawless performance of the song each night. Two other highlights would be when Swindell performed his No. 1 Platinum Grammy-nominated single “Break Up In The End” and his patriotic single “Ain’t Worth The Whiskey” which ended in a massive sing-a-long as Cole held up the U.S.A flag and as the lights went dim the crowd erupted into a U.S.A chant that gave us chills. Swindell gave an exceptional performance of viral sensation from Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road” and fans absolutely lost it in an energy-fueled sing-a-long.
Swindell had a smile on that didn’t leave his face throughout his entire set, as he truly appreciates his fans that adore his music and who have been following him throughout his career and sticking by his side, getting him to where he is today.
Luke Bryan bursted onto the stage with a one-of-a-kind entrance that we haven’t ever seen anything like, riding in on an ATV before bursting into his hit single “What Makes You Country,” shredding on guitar and singing atop of the ATV. Then going right into a fan-favorite smash hit “Huntin’ Fishin’ and Lovin’ Everyday” before powering through hit after hit in his setlist which was filled with songs from Bryan’s entire discography, with a song in the setlist that every single fan knew even if they just began listening to him recently including his latest single “Knockin’ Boots” which the fans already know each and every word as they danced and sang along to the song that was just released two months prior to the show.
As it’s no secret that Luke Bryan puts on one of the best shows you will see from any country artist, not only with his good looks and dance moves that the ladies swoon over but also from his flawless vocals that at times sound better than the recorded versions. Luke Bryan’s production was beyond massive, impressive and very creative with a moving lights that arranged differently to each song, lasers that gave unique vibes to his set, incredible talent, video visuals backing each song and musicianship from him and his rockin’ band.
Highlights of Luke Bryan’s set definitely included the piano-driven “Drink a Beer” which the fans illuminated Bryan with a sea of lights as he serenaded them and the piano-driven “Strip It Down” as both songs really highlighted Bryan’s talents both vocally and instrumentally with the Piano. Another would be when Luke brought out Swindell and Langston for an amazing rendition of David Lee Murphy’s “Dust On The Bottle” in which they did an exceptional job covering together before taking a shot of whiskey. Ending his set with the country-girl anthem “Country Girl (Shake it For Me)” and a unique cover of Bon Jovi’s “Living On A Prayer” in which the band rocked.
After a sweaty night of country music anthems, Bryan, Swindell and Langston left every fan in the audience happy and anxiously anticipating their next show in Philadelphia or New Jersey area as they all really know how to give fans an energy-driven performance full of hit songs that currently dominate radio stations across the world and the ‘Sunset Repeat’ Tour is a triumphant showcase of this. As aforementioned, this tour is guaranteed to be the best country tour of the summer, so grab your friends, some beer and a ticket to the show before it’s too late and your show sells out.
Luke Bryan’s ‘Sunset Repeat’ Tour Dates:
June 1 — Bristol, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
June 2 — Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
June 6 — Hershey, PA @ HersheyPark Stadium
June 7 — Burgettstown, PA @ Keybank Pavilion
June 8 — Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
June 9 — Nashville, TN @ Nissan Stadium (CMA Fest)****
June 13 — Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
June 14 — Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
July 11 — Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 13 — Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
July 19 — Orange Beach, AL @ The Wharf Amphitheater
July 20 — Orange Beach, AL @ The Wharf Amphitheater
July 21 — Brandon, MISS @ Brandon Amphitheater
July 25 — Birmingham, AL @ Oak Mountain Amphitheater
July 26 — Atlanta, GA @ Cellairis Amphitheater at Lakewood
August 17 — St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
August 18 — Indianapolis, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
August 22 — Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center
August 23 — Sacramento, CA @ Toyota Amphitheater
August 24 — Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater
September 5 — Toronto, ON, CANADA @ Budweiser Stage
September 7 — Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
September 8 — Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
September 12 — Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
September 14 — Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music Center
October 12 — Raleigh, NC @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park
****CMA FEST PERFORMANCE
Luke Bryan’s Farm Tour Dates:
Sept. 26: Marshall, Wisc. @ Statz Bros. Farm
Sept. 27: Richland, Mich. @ Stafford Farms
Sept. 28: Pleasantville, Ohio @ Miller Family Farms
Oct. 3: Louisburg, Kan. @ MC Farms
Oct. 4: Douglass, Kan. @ Flying B Ranch
Oct. 5: Norman, Okla. @ Adkins Farm