"I'm not due until after he gets back [from Australia], so I'm trying really hard not to go into early labor..."
Luke Combs isn’t only enjoying the comedown from his massive US stadium tour and heading to Australia and New Zealand from Wednesday, 9 August, but back home, his wife Nicole is expecting their second child, a baby boy, in September.
Hosting a Q&A via her Instagram Stories, Nicole Combs’ followers were contacting her with questions about her pregnancy, with one user asking what would happen if she went into labour early – would Luke Combs cancel his Australian dates?
“It's around 20 hours to get back from Aus if he got on a plane immediately lol. So no,” Nicole wrote, per Taste Of Country. “I'm not due until after he gets back [from Australia], so I'm trying really hard not to go into early labor [sic],” she continued. “With [our first child] Tex, I was doing everything in my power to get him out & he was a day early.”
Luke Combs begins his completely sold-out Antipodean World Tour dates on Wednesday, 9 August, at Auckland’s Spark Arena before a run of double shows in Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne, capping off the tour at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre on Wednesday, 23 August, and Perth’s RAC Arena on Saturday, 26 August. Cody Johnson and Lane Pittman will join Combs on all dates.
The news that Combs won’t be cancelling or postponing Australian shows despite his wife going into labour so close to the end of his tour dates down under arrives just days after he shouted out Australia at the end of his US run.
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Posting a series of delighted photos on social media, Combs wrote in a social media post 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!”
To help you plan for Luke Combs’ upcoming 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.