Luke Combs kicked off his massive 2023 World Tour on Saturday evening (Mar. 25) with a sold-out show at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
The two-time reigning CMA Entertainer Of The Year delivered an energy-filled set for nearly two hours that included 24 songs. The 33-year-old singer/songwriter performed for over 55,000 Bootleggers during opening night of the tour at the home of the Dallas Cowboys.
Combs’ set list included a variety of songs from throughout his career, including his biggest hits as well as tunes from his latest projects, Gettin’ Old and Growin’ Up.
In the midst of Combs’ headlining set, Riley Green joined the chart-topping hitmaker to perform “Does To Me,” a duet that originally features Eric Church. Meanwhile, Lainey Wilson teamed up with Combs for “Outrunnin’ Your Memory,” a collaboration Combs shares with Miranda Lambert.
He also generously allowed his band to take the spotlight to showcase their talents with covers such as David Lee Murphy’s “Dust On The Bottle,” Diamond Rio’s “Meet In The Middle,” and Bruno Mars’ “When I Was Your Man.” Combs offered performed his infamous cover of Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car” during the show.
Luke Combs had the crowd in the palm of his hands throughout his captivating, 90+ minute set.
Combs concluded his set with a two-song encore that included a star-studded performance of Brooks & Dunn’s “Brand New Man,” which featured his tour mates Lainey Wilson, Riley Green, Brent Cobb and Flatland Calvary.
See Luke Combs’ full set list from opening night below.
Luke Combs’ World Tour Opening Night Set List
1. Lovin’ On You
2. Hannah Ford Road
3. Cold As You
4. One Number Away
5. Love You Anyway
6. Going, Going, Gone
7. Growin’ Up & Gettin’ Old [Fan-Voted Choice]
8. Does To Me (feat. Riley Green)
9. Forever After All
10. Covers Medley (David Lee Murphy’s “Dust On The Bottle,” Diamond Rio’s “Meet In The Middle,” & Bruno Mars’ “When I Was Your Man.”)
11. Beautiful Crazy
12. Joe [Acoustic]
13. Outrunnin’ Your Memory (feat. Lainey Wilson)
14. Fast Car [Tracy Chapman Cover]
15. Five Leaf Clover
16. Houston, We’ve Got A Problem
17. She Got The Best Of Me
19. Must’ve Never Met You
20. 1, 2 Many
21. When It Rains It Pours
22. Beer Never Broke My Heart
23. The Kind Of Love We Make
24. Brand New Man [Brooks & Dunn Cover] (feat. Lainey Wilson, Riley Green, Brent Cobb, and Flatland Calvary)
The 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.
Riley Green, Lainey Wilson, Flatland Cavalry and Brent Cobb will serve as support on the North American tour dates, while special guests on the Australian and New Zealand dates include Cody Johnson and Lane Pittman.
Luke Combs Tour Dates
1—Indianapolis, IN—Lucas Oil Stadium*
15—Nashville, TN—Nissan Stadium*
22—Detroit, MI—Ford Field*
29—Pittsburgh, PA—Acrisure Stadium*
6—Chicago, IL—Soldier Field*
13—Minneapolis, MN—U.S. Bank Stadium*
20—Boise, ID—Albertsons Stadium*
27—Vancouver, BC—BC Place*
3—Edmonton, AB—Commonwealth Stadium*
10—Kansas City, MO—GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium*
17—St. Louis, MO—Busch Stadium*
8—Tampa, FL—Raymond James Stadium*
15—Charlotte, NC—Bank of America Stadium*
22—Foxborough, MA—Gillette Stadium*
29—Philadelphia, PA—Lincoln Financial Field*
*with special guests Riley Green, Lainey Wilson, Flatland Cavalry and Brent Cobb
Luke Combs International Tour Dates
9—Auckland, New Zealand—Spark Arena+
11—Brisbane, Australia—Brisbane Entertainment Centre+
16—Sydney, Australia—Qudos Bank Arena+
20—Melbourne, Australia—Rod Laver Arena+
23—Adelaide, Australia—Adelaide Entertainment Centre+
26—Perth, Australia—RAC Arena+
6—Hamburg, Germany—Barclays Arena
7—Amsterdam, Netherlands—AFAS Live
8—Paris, France—La Cigale
10—Zurich, Switzerland—The Hall
11—Brussels, Belgium—Ancienne Belgique
14—Belfast, N. Ireland—SSE Arena
16—Glasgow, Scotland—OVO Hydro Arena
17—Manchester, England—AO Arena
19—London, England—The O2 Arena
+with special guests Cody Johnson and Lane Pittman
Combs Recently Released A New Album Titled Gettin’ Old
The tour kick off comes just one day after the release of Combs’ latest project, Gettin’ Old, which arrived on March 24 via Columbia Records.
“This album is about the stage of life I’m in right now. One that I’m sure a lot of us are in, have been through, or will go through,” Combs previously explained. “It’s about coming of age, loving where life is now but at the same time missing how it used to be, continuing to fall for the one you love and loving them no matter what, living in the moment but still wondering how much time you have left, family, friends, being thankful, and leaving a legacy. Me and so many others have poured their hearts and souls into this record and I hope you love it as much as we do.”
Combs’ new album features 18 tracks, including his latest No. 1 hit, “Going, Going, Gone,” and fan-favorite tunes such as “Growin’ Up And Gettin’ Old,” “Love You Anyway” “See Me Now,” “Joe,” “Tattoo On A Sunburn,” “5 Leaf Clover,” and his infamous cover of Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car.”
The album also marks Combs’ first project with outside cuts that the North Carolina native didn’t have a hand in penning. “My Song Will Never Die” and “Where The Wild Things Are” are two songs on Gettin’ Old that Combs didn’t write in addition to his cover of “Fast Car.”
Gettin’ Old Is The More Mature Chapter Of His Previous Album, Growin’ Up
While Gettin’ Old was released as a standalone album, it serves as the more mature chapter of his previously released project, Growin’ Up. In fact, when placed side by side, the album covers connect as one cohesive image. The album art seemingly refers to the shift Combs has seen in his life, from his days in the bar scene, to a life that revolves around being home with his family in a house on a hill.
Gettin’ Old follows Combs’ previous project, Growin’ Up, which arrived in June of 2022. The project debuted at No. 1 upon its release and features the chart-topping hits, “Doin’ This” and “The Kind Of Love We Make” as well as the buzzed about tune “Outrunnin’ Your Memory,” a duet with Miranda Lambert, and “Middle Of Somewhere,” among several others.
Additionally, Luke Combs recently revealed that he and his wife Nicole are expecting their second child, who will join their 9-month-old son Tex Lawrence.