Luke Combs Breaks Attendance Record Previously Held By George Strait

Luke Combs set a new attendance record at the Alerus Center in North Dakota! The country superstar and North Carolina native broke a record previously held by George Strait during the opening weekend of his highly-anticipated What You See Is…

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Posted on September 19, 2021

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Luke Combs set a new attendance record at the Alerus Center in North Dakota!

The country superstar and North Carolina native broke a record previously held by George Strait during the opening weekend of his highly-anticipated What You See Is What You Get Tour. Taking place on Friday, September 17 at Alerus Center in Grand Forks, North Dakota, the concert sold-out within days of on-sale with over 22,000 tickets sold.

The “Cold As You” singer’s ticket sales for the tour date marked the most tickets ever sold at the arena for a concert, surpassing George Strait’s ‘The Cowboy Rides Away’ Tour date at the venue in 2013, which sold 19,500 tickets. Prior to Strait’s record-breaking attendance numbers in 2013, Cher (2002) and Metallica (2018) held the record for highest attendance with 19,200 and 17,000 tickets sold, respectively. 

“This is definitely the attendance record,” Alerus Center General Manager Anna Rosburg said. (via Grand Forks Herald) “He broke the record within just a few days of going on sale. (In) the facility’s history, and as you know the facility is 20 years old, that’s a pretty significant record.”

Combs’ concert was the third show to take place at the arena since the global health crisis took over the world in 2020.

Additionally, Combs’ massive, headlining What You See Is What You Get tour continues through the fall before wrapping up in early December. Ashley McBryde, Drew Parker and Ray Fulcher serve as support on select dates of the trek.

See a full list of dates below and grab tickets to a show HERE.

Remaining Tour Dates

September 21—Billings, MT—First Interstate Arena at MetraPark
September 24—Salt Lake City, UT—Vivint Smart Home Arena
September 25—Las Vegas, NV—T-Mobile Arena
September 28—Eugene, OR—Matthew Knight Arena
October 1—San Francisco, CA—Chase Center
October 2—Bakersfield, CA—Mechanics Bank Arena
October 15—Las Cruces, NM—Pan American Center
October 16—Florence, AZ—Country Thunder Arizona
October 20—Colorado Springs, CO—Broadmoor World Arena
October 22—Corpus Christi, TX—American Bank Center
October 23—Houston, TX—Toyota Center
October 28—Orlando, FL—Amway Center
October 29—Jacksonville, FL—VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
October 30—Fort Lauderdale, FL—BB&T Center
November 4—Chicago, IL—United Center
November 5—Chicago, IL—United Center
November 6—St. Louis, MO—Enterprise Center
November 16—New Orleans, LA—Smoothie King Center
November 18—Dallas, TX—American Airlines Center
November 19—Dallas, TX—American Airlines Center
November 20—Memphis, TN—FedEx Forum
November 29—New York, NY—Madison Square Garden
November 30—New York, NY—Madison Square Garden
December 2—Boston, MA—TD Garden
December 3—Boston, MA—TD Garden

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Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

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