Luke Bryan to perform at Purdue during Homecoming weekend

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — CMT on Tour: Luke Bryan Tailgates & Tanlines – with special guests Lee Brice, Josh Thompson and Matt Mason – will perform at 8:00pm on October 21st at Purdue University’s Elliott Hall of Music. This performance is presented by Purdue Convocations and the Purdue Student Concert Committee.

Bryan’s tour is set to kick off in September with approximately 25 shows to support his third studio album for Capitol Records Nashville, “Tailgates & Tanlines,” which was released on Aug. 9 and is currently the No. 1 country album.

Luke Bryan will perform October 21, 2011 at Purdue University

CMT on Tour: Luke Bryan Tailgates & Tanlines - with special guests Lee Brice, Josh Thompson and Matt Mason - will perform at 8 p.m. Oct. 21 at Purdue University's Elliott Hall of Music.

“It’s all about having fun on stage with the band and giving our fans a night of entertainment,” Bryan says. “I certainly am following in good footsteps of the other artists who have had the opportunity to headline a CMT tour. I’m really anxious to get started.”

The singer-songwriter’s latest release includes his hit “Country Girl (Shake It For Me),” which he co-wrote. Following his 2010 award-winning year, Bryan was recently nominated for two 2011 CMT Music Awards: Best Web Video of the Year for “It’s A Shore Thing” and Nationwide Insurance’s Best New Live Act. Bryan has toured with Rascal Flatts, Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean and most recently Tim McGraw. While Bryan has made a name for himself on the road, he also has established a name as a hit songwriter with three back-to-back co-written No. 1 singles: “Do I,” “Rain Is A Good Thing” and “Someone Else Calling You Baby.”

Three-time ACM nominee Lee Brice released his debut album, “Love Like Crazy,” on Curb Records in June 2010. The title track reached the top five on the charts and was named Billboard’s No. 1 country song of 2010. It currently holds the record for the longest-charting song in the history of Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart. The song is nominated for CMT Music Awards’ USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year. Brice also is known for his songwriting, penning hits for many artists, including Garth Brooks and Tim McGraw. Brice is out on the road this summer on the Country Throwdown Tour alongside Willie Nelson, Randy Houser and Jamey Johnson.

Columbia Nashville recording artist Josh Thompson stormed onto the country scene with the album “Way Out Here,” debuting in the Top 10 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart and earning praise from critics, including NPR’s “Fresh Air,” Billboard and People. Thompson wrote or co-wrote all 10 tracks on the album including his current single, “Won’t Be Lonely Long,” which follows previous hits “Way Out Here” and “Beer On The Table.” The blue-collar road warrior played more than 240 shows last year ranging from headlining club dates to sold-out arenas with Brad Paisley. He is currently nominated for this year’s CMT Video Music Awards as best new live act.

Since the Purdue show coincides with the university’s Homecoming weekend, those attending should allow for additional travel time due to road closures for the Homecoming parade. Vehicles will be rerouted to accommodate traffic flow. See for additional parking information.


General public, $36.50 and students, $32.50; prices include a facilities fee (limit of six tickets per person).

Friends of Convocations can order tickets in advance beginning Aug. 29 through Sept. 2 at noon. Call 765-494-9712 for more details.

Tickets go on sale to Purdue and Ivy Tech Lafayette students and Purdue faculty, staff and retirees with a current identification card at 10:00am Sept. 9 at the Elliott Hall of Music and Stewart Center box offices or at 765-494-3933.

Tickets for the general public go on sale at 10:00am Sept. 10 through or by calling 800-745-3000. Group tickets are available to groups of 15 or more; call 765-496-1977 for more information.

Additional reminders regarding the campus ticket sales:

  • Ticket sales are first come at the ticket window, not at the venue door.
  • No lines will be formed inside either Stewart Center or Elliott Hall of Music’s lower lobby until the buildings open the morning of Sept. 9. Stewart Center opens at 5:15 a.m. and Elliott Hall of Music opens at 7 a.m.
  • Blocking ingress or egress to a building, sidewalk or street is not permitted.
  • It is not permitted to camp outside a building, including using or bringing chairs, tents, sleeping bags, etc. For additional information, please refer to the facilities use policy at

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