Sep 19, 2019
LUKE COMBS ANNOUNCES 2020 “WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET TOUR”
ACM, CMA and CMT Award-winning artist Luke Combs will kick off his “What You See Is What You Get Tour” next year with newly confirmed stops at Lexington’s Rupp Arena, Grand Rapids’ Van Andel Arena, Albuquerque’s Isleta Amphitheater, Colorado Spring’s Broadmoor World Arena and Houston’s Toyota Center among many others. See below for complete tour details.
Tickets for the shows—which will feature special guests Ashley McBryde and Drew Parker—will be available for verified pre-sale starting next Tuesday, September 24 at 12:00pm local time with general on-sale following on Friday, September 27 at 10:00am local time. Once again, Combs’ official fan club, The Bootleggers, will have first access to tickets through Ticketmaster Verified Fan pre-sale starting next Tuesday, September 24 at 10:00am local time. Additionally, every concert ticket sold online will include a copy of Combs’ highly anticipated new album What You See Is What You Get. For tickets and information, please visit www.lukecombs.com.
These performances celebrate a monumental year for Combs, who will release What You See Is What You Get, November 8 via River House Artists/Columbia Nashville (pre-order here). Each pre-order includes an instant download of new track, “1, 2 Many” featuring Brooks & Dunn, as well as the five tracks previously released as part Combs’ The Prequel EP.
Produced by Scott Moffatt, What You See Is What You Get features 17 songs including the five tracks previously released via The Prequel EP earlier this summer. The EP debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart with all five tracks charting on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Top 25—a feat not accomplished by any artist in 60 years since Johnny Cash in 1959. The release also propelled Combs to the largest streaming week ever for a country artist with 73 million on-demand streams (week ending June 13). Additionally, The Prequel’s lead single, “Beer Never Broke My Heart,” recently reached #1 on bothBillboard’s Country Airplay and Mediabase/Country Aircheck charts. This is Combs’ sixth consecutive #1—a first on the Billboard Country Airplay chart—and his fastest rising single to date (13 weeks).
Adding to his historic year, Combs is nominated for three awards at the 2019 CMA Awards: Male Vocalist of the Year, Song of the Year (“Beautiful Crazy”) and Musical Event of the Year (“Brand New Man” with Brooks & Dunn). The awards ceremony will be broadcast live on ABC from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, November 13 at 8:00pm ET/7:00pm CT.
Moreover, Combs’ new single “Even Though I’m Leaving” was recently shipped to country radio and continues to receive widespread critical acclaim. Of the song, The New York Times declares, “Luke Combs has one of the most emotionally tactile voices in contemporary country music…even at his most tender, Combs is firm, stepping into the rawness of the feeling, not away from it.” Watch/share the official music video HERE.
What You See Is What You Get is the follow up to Combs’ breakthrough double Platinum debut, This One’s For You, which has spent 47 non-consecutive weeks at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart—the longest reign ever for a male artist and second longest for an artist overall following Shania Twain’sCome On Over in 1997 (50 weeks). This One’s For You is also the most-streamed country album of 2019 so far.
- Additional notable achievements and recognitions:
- Recently inducted as the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry
- Awarded CMT Performance of the Year at the 2019 CMT Music Awards for his CMT Crossroads performance of “Beautiful Crazy” with Leon Bridges
- Awarded Top Country Artist, Top Country Male Artist and Top Country Album at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards
- Awarded New Male Artist of the Year at the 2019 ACM Awards
- Awarded Country Artist of the Year at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards
- Awarded New Artist of the Year at the 52nd Annual CMA Awards
- Nominated for Best New Artist at the 61st GRAMMY Awards
- Recipient of a CMA Triple Play Award for writing three #1 songs in a 12-month period
- First artist to simultaneously top all five Billboard country charts for multiple weeks: Top Country Albums, Hot Country Songs, Country Airplay, Country Streaming Songs and Country Digital Song Sales (dated March 9, March 30 and April 6)