Luke Combs Shouts Out Australia As US Tour Ends

4 August 2023 | 9:48 am | Mary Varvaris

"See y’all in Australia and New Zealand here soon!"

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Luke Combs has wrapped up his months-long, ground-breaking stadium tour of the United States. Next up: Australia and New Zealand arena shows.

After the singer’s US stadium tour began in March 2023, the run officially finished on 29 July 2023. Sold out sporting stadiums for country music? Count us in.

Posting a series of delighted photos on social media, Combs wrote in the caption, “Well the US stadium tour is over, for now at least. Thanks to all the fans that came out here in the states, my family, my band, and everyone on our crew for making this possible.”

Shouting out to his devoted fans in Australia, he added, “See y’all in Australia and New Zealand here soon!”

Pictures suggest that Combs’ stadium tour was filled with sold-out dates. A recent review of his final US date (for now) at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field noted that he met the challenge of thunderstorms and delays, with his tour organisers potentially adjusting the curfew (and paying the fine) so the show would go on.

While the review was mixed, The Inquirer’s John Semley commented on Combs’ “big, flashy stage show,” which had “a well-oiled, routinized [sic], exactingly professional feel.”

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Combs’ upcoming Australian tour begins with back-to-back shows at Brisbane’s Entertainment Centre on Friday, 11 and Saturday, 12 August, before heading to Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena on Wednesday, 16 and Thursday, 17 August, and Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena on Saturday, 19 and Sunday, 20 August before making debut stops at Adelaide’s AEC Arena on Wednesday, 23 August and Perth’s RAC Arena on Saturday, 26 August.

US country star Cody Johnson and Australian singer-songwriter Lane Pittman will join Combs on all Australian and New Zealand dates.

Combs’ current single, Fast Car – a cover of Tracy Chapman’s 1988 confessional folk ballad – recently peaked at #1 on the Countrytown Hot 50 Airplay Chart. It also currently sits at #10 on the ARIA Top 50 Singles Chart.

To help you plan for Luke Combs’ Australian tour, Countrytown has rounded up everything you need to know, from where you can find tickets, the dates and venues, transport, reviews, setlists, and more. You can check out our tour guide here.