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Country superstar Luke Bryan going on tour

John Mayer, Plant & Krauss, Young the Giant, and Dave Matthews also heading out

Luke Bryan will embark on a massive tour this summer.

Published February 22, 2023

Country superstar Luke Bryan will hit amphitheaters and arenas in three dozen cities this summer with his Country On Tour.

The two-time Country Music Association and three-time Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year will begin his tour June 15 in Syracuse, New York. He will find his way to Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati on Aug. 17 and Ruoff Music Center in Noblesville the following night. 

Bryan has sold more than 75 million albums, and his 2013 album, Crash My Party, was named album of the decade by the Academy of Country Music.

Mayer going back to roots

John Mayer is stepping back and returning to his roots as he goes out on tour with just his acoustic guitar, similar to how he toured when he was a budding singer-songwriter during the earliest part of this century. 

The trek comes ahead of Mayer’s final outing with Dead & Co. this summer. 

Check out his solo tour when it stops at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit on March 22, Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland on March 25, and the United Center in Chicago on March 31. 

Dead & Co.’s Final Tour will be at Wrigley Field in Chicago on June 9-10, Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati on June 13, and Ruoff Music Center in Noblesville on  June 27. 

As of press time, the June 9 show at Wrigley and the Ruoff show are the only ones in the region that have not sold out.

Krauss, Plant head back out

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss will hit the road together again for another leg of their Raising the Roof Tour. 

Twenty-four venues will receive some love from the duo, including Rose Music Center near Dayton on May 3 and Blossom Music Center near Cleveland on June 28. 

Raise the Roof is the second collaborative effort by the former Led Zeppelin singer and the bluegrass musician. It was released in late 2021 and was nominated for three Grammy Awards including Best Americana Album, Best American Roots Song, and Best Country Duo/Group Performance. 

Set lists from the tour have included favorites from 2007’s Raising Sand and Raise the Roof, as well as reimagined arrangements of Led Zeppelin classics.

Young the Giant in region

Last year’s Middle Waves’ headliner Young the Giant is heading out on tour this summer with 50 dates across North America starting May 30.

Last fall, the band released their first album in four years, American Bollywood

The alternative rockers are planning to be in our area for a while with several stops, including Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre near Detroit on June 16, Kemba Live! in Columbus, Ohio, on June 17, Andrew J. Brady Music Center in Cincinnati on June 20,  Jacobs Pavilion in Cleveland on June 21, Huntington Bank Pavilion near Chicago on June 23, and TCU Amphitheater in Indianapolis on June 25.

Milky Chance will open the shows.

DMB sets summer dates

Summer touring legends Dave Matthews Band will be out this summer to coincide with the release of their 10th studio album, Walk Around the Moon, slated for release on May 19. 

The 45-date tour includes a stop in Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati on May 27, followed by Pine Knob Music Center outside of Detroit on June 27, two nights at Ruoff Music Center near Indianapolis on June 30-July 1, and two nights just outside of Chicago at Huntington Bank Pavilion on June 7-8.

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