Fresh from his American Idol judging responsibilities, Luke Bryan revealed dates for the 2018 edition of his annual Farm Tour, set to visit a handful of agricultural communities beginning September 27th.
Now in its 10th year, the Farm Tour currently has six dates scheduled in the first weeks of fall, with one weekend visiting spots across the Midwest and a second weekend heading back down South to conclude in Bryan’s home state of Georgia. Joining him on this year’s trek will be Chase Rice, Jon Langston, the Peach Pickers (songwriters Ben Hayslip, Dallas Davidson and Rhett Akins) and DJ Rock. Bryan launched the Farm Tour in 2009, aiming to bring awareness to farming communities in the U.S. as well as provide scholarships for families who live in those communities.
Bryan’s Farm Tour shows are nestled neatly between dates for his upcoming What Makes You Country Tour, which officially gets underway May 31st in Toronto, Ontario. That trek, which mixes festival appearances, amphitheaters and stadiums, is scheduled to run through October 26th at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. Jon Pardi, who accompanied Bryan on the 2017 Farm Tour, is along for the ride, as are Morgan Wallen and Carly Pearce. For the larger stadium dates, Sam Hunt will round out the lineup.
On Monday, Bryan wrapped up his first season as an American Idol judge alongside Katy Perry and Lionel Richie, following the coronation of Clarksville, Iowa, native Maddie Poppe. Bryan introduced his new single “Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset” on the season finale, which will be the follow-up to his Number One “Most People Are Good.”
Luke Bryan Farm Tour 2018 Dates:
September 27 – Irwin, OH @ Ayars Family Farm
September 28 – Pesotum, IL @ Atkins Farm
September 29 – Boone, IA @ Ziel Farm
October 4 – Archer, FL @ Whitehurst Cattle Company
October 5 – North Augusta, SC @ Misty Morning Farms
October 6 – Ringgold, GA @ Doug Yates Farms