CMA Entertainer of The Year, Luke Bryan brought his Kill The Lights Tour to Camden, NJ for 2 sold out nights at The BB&T Pavilion with star-studded special guests including Grammy Award winners, Little Big Town & fast rising country star, Dustin Lynch. With some of Country Music’s biggest hits in the last several years coming from these artists, this tour has been one of the most anticipated country tours this summer. Luke Bryan has been at the tops of the Billboard and iTunes charts with all of his singles which all happen to become huge hits on country radio due to their popularity. Since 2009, when Luke Bryan released his second album Doin’ My Thing, Bryan has been a force to be reckoned with. Only releasing even more successful albums after that, which debuted at #1 on both the Billboard Top 200 and Billboard Top Country Albums Charts including RIAA Certified 2x Platinum, Crash My Party (2013) and RIAA Certified Platinum, Kill The Lights (2015) after releasing the album that really launched Luke Bryan into Country stardom which was RIAA Certified 2x Platinum, Tailgates & Tanlines back in 2011.
After a brief echo of Luke Bryan’s Kill The Lights single filled the venue and lights and lasers flashed. Bryan Launched into his set with one of his first #1 singles to ever top the charts, “Rain Is A Good Thing.” Which only caused an explosion within the BB&T Pavilion as fans screamed a deafening scream as many of the ladies in attendance (which happened to be 90% of the crowd) at the show were swooning as Luke made his grand entrance to the stage. Performing hit after hit his setlist was filled with songs from Bryan’s entire discography and there was definitley a song in the setlist that every single fan knew even if they just began listening to him recently. Performing “Kick The Dust Up” as he grinded and danced into the cameras and fans on the front row not even pausing before entering right into a heartbreak anthem, “I See You.” Other notable highlights of Bryan’s set were: When Luke Bryan performed his latest single “Move,” Luke’s sexual dance during “Strip It Down,” When Bryan Brought out Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town to perform their hit single “Home Alone Together” together, then welcoming Little Big Town back to the stage for Bryan then invited the rest of Little Big Town to come back on to the stage to sing a playful rendition of Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud.” Bryan then playfully teasing the crowd before the song: “Guys, look around you. You are outnumbered 10:1. If you cannot hook up tonight, you can’t hook up anywhere in North America…you have no game, whatsoever.” Little Big Town and Bryan had a bottle of tequila brought on stage, and enjoyed two shots each. Bryan passionately kissed the bottle as he held it high in air, before doing a cover of Marvin Gaye’s “Get It On” & then Luke Bryan performing and creating a massive party with Dustin Lynch as they threw Miller Lite into the crowd and tossed them back and forth around the stage like a game of football as they covered Brooks & Dunn’s “Play Something Country” together. As its no secret Luke puts on one of the best shows you will see from any country artist, not only with his good looks that the ladies swoon over but also from his flawless vocals and ass shaking dance moves. We are glad that he won the CMA for Entertainer of the Year cause that is a very well deserved award. Luke Bryan’s production is beyond huge, flawless and very creative with a moving video LCD wall, hundreds of lights illuminating the stage as well as a unique addition of colorful lasers which has always been a favorite of mine at concerts as not many artists have the budget to use them. After a sweaty night of country music anthems and funny renditions of romantic classics, Bryan left every member of the crowd happy and anxiously anticipating his next show in Philadelphia or New Jersey area.
Luke Bryan’s Kill The Lights Tour with special guests Little Big Town and Dustin Lynch continues into fall and is nearly 100% sold out, so do not wait on getting yourself a pair of tickets to the show in your city cause it most likely will not be there as you wait!
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