NASHVILLE, Tenn. – On Sept. 5, 2015, FirstEnergy Stadium, home of the Cleveland Browns, will host reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year and co-host of the 50th ACM Awards Luke Bryan during his 2015 "Kick the Dust Up Tour," which is also featured among the nine premier concerts available through Live Nation's Cintas Country Megaticket, presented by The University of Toledo. FirstEnergy Stadium is one of only seven stadiums scheduled among the tour's 48 concert stops nationwide.
Randy Houser and Dustin Lynch will open the "Kick The Dust Up Tour," and Florida Georgia Line and Thomas Rhett will add as special guests during all of the stadium shows.
"With the significant upgrades to FirstEnergy Stadium, we are privileged to provide our fans a top-notch NFL experience for Browns games, as well as attract national sports and entertainment events that showcase our great city," said Browns President Alec Scheiner. "We are fortunate and excited to welcome Luke Bryan to Cleveland this fall and host another premier event after completing the two-year renovation project."
Through a pre-sale, Browns season ticket members will be offered the opportunity to purchase Live Nation's Cintas Country Megaticket, beginning Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 10 a.m. at www.Megaticket.com. All fans can obtain the Megaticket, which includes admission to eight additional concerts at Cleveland's Blossom Music Center, at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 30. Individual tickets to the "Kick The Dust Up Tour" will go on sale at a later date, based on availability. Live Nation is the national tour promoter for the "Kick The Dust Up Tour."
The Luke Bryan concert will be hosted at FirstEnergy Stadium following the completion the stadium's two-year renovation project. In Phase II of the modernization, to be completed prior to the 2015 season, the Browns will focus on vibrant internal and external aesthetics that honor the Browns' illustrious history and fans; a continued commitment to improving concessions, including Cleveland chefs and tastes; and new hospitality opportunities, as well as updated club seats, suites and premium areas.
Prior to the 2014 season, the Browns installed two new Daktronics video boards nearly triple the size of the old units; additional Daktronics LED and ribbon boards and a state-of-the-art audio system as well as increased lower-bowl seating capacity with improved locations and sightlines; constructed fan engagement decks and added two escalators in each end zone to improve stadium flow, ingress and egress.
This marks the eighth year of the tremendous Cintas Country Megaticket offer for Northeast Ohio country fans. Each Megaticket includes one concert ticket to eight of the hottest country concerts performing this summer at Blossom Music Center, plus the Luke Bryan concert at FirstEnergy Stadium. Megatickets will only be available online for a limited time.
Saturday, September 5
Florida Georgia Line
Saturday, June 6 Saturday, June 20 Friday, July 17 Friday, July 31
Dierks Bentley Lady Antebellum Brad Paisley Tim McGraw
Kip Moore Hunter Hayes Justin Moore Billy Currington
Maddie & Tae Sam Hunt Mickey Guyton Chase Bryant
Sunday, August 9 Thursday, August 20 Friday, August 28 September 19
Toby Keith Darius Rucker Rascal Flatts Jason Aldean
Eli Young Band Brett Eldredge Scotty McCreery Cole Swindell
and More Brothers Osborne RaeLynn Tyler Farr
A Thousand Horses
NOTE: If buying a Lawn Package with the desire to sit with a group at FirstEnergy Stadium (Luke Bryan), fans must purchase the packages in one transaction as all seats for Luke Bryan are reserved.
Only Megaticket packages are available to purchase at this time. No individual show tickets for these performances are available for sale at this time. Show dates and support acts are subject to change and/or cancellation. Applicable service and handling fees are not included in the package price. For more information, please visit www.megaticket.com
Bryan will release his seventh Spring Break album on March 10, "Spring Break…Checkin' Out." This will be the final project of his Spring Break series, and it will be available in stores, as well as digitally. The collection of Spring Break releases combined have more than 1.1 million sales to date. Bryan will return to Panama City Beach for two free shows on March 11 and 12 at Spinnaker Beach Club, where last year's concerts brought in a combined 230,000 fans.
Since the debut of his first album in 2007, Luke Bryan has placed 11 singles at No. 1 and sold nearly seven million albums with 27 million digital tracks from his four studio albums, and has been named Entertainer of the Year for both the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association. Bryan's latest album Crash My Party was 2013's best-selling country album, which sold more than two million copies with eight million digital downloads, is certified Double Platinum, won the Billboard Music Award for "Top Country Album" and contains five consecutive No. 1 hit singles: "That's My Kind of Night," "Crash My Party," "Drink A Beer" Play It Again" and "Roller Coaster." Luke made Billboard chart history last year by reaching the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Country Airplay chart with "Play It Again" and "This Is How We Roll" with Florida Georgia Line claiming the No. 2 spot. Bryan became the first artist to ever hold the two top positions since the chart began in 1990.
Bryan achieved the best touring year of his career in 2014 with 1.7 million fans attending his concerts. Highlights from his "That's My Kind of Night Tour" included four sold-out stadium shows, when a combined 225,000 people attended; setting an all-time country record for sold tickets at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh and at Soldier Field in Chicago; selling out two shows in New York City's Madison Square Garden; and becoming the first country artist to play Brooklyn's Barclays Center. The tour also had sold-out double plays in 11 cities and broke numerous venue attendance records along the way.
Bryan is also the reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year and will co-host the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards with Blake Shelton for a third consecutive year on April 19, 2015.
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Customers of the Cintas Country Megaticket* *receive several exclusive benefits when purchasing this country music subscription series, including:
- Purchasing a Platinum, Gold or Bronze Megaticket guarantees a reserved seat for all of the shows within the Megaticket. Purchasing the Lawn Megaticket guarantees a lawn ticket for all the shows at Blossom Music Center and a reserved seat ticket at FirstEnergy Stadium for the Luke Bryan concert.
- General parking for every show at Blossom Music Center only within the Megaticket series is included in the Bronze, Gold and Lawn packages. Platinum Megaticket package guarantees premiere parking in the paved lots for every show in the series at Blossom Music Center. Parking is not included with the Luke Bryan concert at FirstEnergy Stadium.