By Kurt Wolff

Perhaps taking a page out of Jason Aldean’s playbook, country superstar Luke Bryan chose to hold a press conference to announce summer dates and some of the supersized venues he’ll be visiting during the second leg of his 2014 That’s My Kind of Night Tour.

And in truth, this isn’t just any summer tour. This time, the currently reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year is taking a huge step forward and hitting some of the biggest venues he’s ever played, including a handful of stadiums. These include stadium stops in Pittsburgh (June 21), Philadelphia (Aug. 15) and Chicago (Aug. 31) and an end-of-tour final show (Oct. 25) at the Hollywood Bowl in California. See the full, expanded list of dates and cities on Bryan’s That’s My Kind of Night Tour below.

As with the first leg of the tour, Lee Brice and Cole Swindell will be along for the ride as opening acts. In addition, Dierks Bentley (“one of the best people in the whole world,” said Bryan) will perform during the stadium shows in Pittsburgh and Chicago.

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During the press conference, which streamed live from the stage of Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, the “Drink a Beer” singer was beaming — this is, after all, a huge step up for him in terms of venue size. Last year’s Dirt Road Diaries Tour put him in front of the biggest crowds of his career so far — and he sold out every date, which means the demand was there. And late last year he announced the first set of dates on his 2014 That’s My Kind of Night Tour, which kicks off Jan. 16 in Columbus, Ohio and includes two dates at Madison Square Garden. All those dates have sold out as well. So it’s only logical that he would step up his game and try some even larger venues.

Luke Bryan live Tampa country jet setLuke Bryan during his Dirt Road Diaries Tour in Tampa, Florida (photo by Kurt Wolff/

“The dream has been there for years,” Bryan said during the press conference, regarding playing stadiums. “And since it started, it’s been all about growing it gradually until the point when you feel you can go after it.”

Related: Luke Bryan Says His Single “Drink A Beer” Is  “One of the Coolest Sad Songs I’ve Ever Heard”

And the music itself continues to evolve. “I just think country music continues to grow outside whatever the boundaries it may have had in years past,” Bryan said, and the result he’s seeing from this is a new, larger group of fans.

In addition to his touring schedule, Bryan and Blake Shelton are again cohosting the ACM Awards, which take place Sunday, April 6 in Las Vegas and will be broadcast live on CBS.

Luke Bryan’s 2014 That’s My Kind of Night Tour:

1-16 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
1-17 Lexington, KY Rupp Arena
1-18 Knoxville, TN Thompson-Boling Arena
1-23 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
1-24 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
1-25 New York City, NY Madison Square Garden
1-30 Lubbock, TX United Spirit Arena
1-31 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Arena
2-6 Moline, IL iWireless Center
2-7 Cedar Falls, IA UNI-Dome
2-8 Omaha, NE CenturyLink Center
2-13 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum Complex
2-14 Wilkes Barre, PA Mohegan Sun Arena
2-15 Atlantic City, NJ Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall
2-28 Fargo, ND Fargodome
3-1 Bismarck, ND Bismarck Civic Center Arena
3-2 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
3-7 Memphis, TN FedEx Forum
3-8 Bossier City, LA CenturyLink Center
3-17 Houston, TX Houston Rodeo**
4-13 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Tortuga Music Festival**
4-27 Indio, CA Stagecoach**
5-3 Vancouver, BC Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
5-4 Kelowna, BC Prospera Place
5-6 Dawson Creek, BC Encana Event Centre
5-9 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome
5-10 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
5-24 Baton Rouge, LA Bayou Country Superfest**
5-29 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
5-30 Washington, D.C. Jiffy Lube Live
5-31 Washington, D.C. Jiffy Lube Live
6-1 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
6-6 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live
6-7 Raleigh, NC Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
6-8 Raleigh, NC Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
6-12 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
6-13 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
6-15 Jacksonville, FL Florida Country Superfest**
6-19 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
6-21 Pittsburgh, PA Heinz Field (Dierks Bentley special guest)
6-24 Oshkosh, WI Country USA**
6-27 Manhattan, KS Country Stampede**
7-11 Craven, SK Craven Country Jamboree**
7-12 Fort Loramie, OH Country Concert at Hickory Hill Lakes**
7-18 Monticello, IA Great Jones County Fair**
7-19 Eau Claire, WI Country Jam USA**
7-24 Birmingham, AL Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
7-26 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
8-2 Bowmanville, ON Boots and Hearts Music Festival**
8-15 Philadelphia, PA Lincoln Financial Field
8-16 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
8-17 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
8-21 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
8-22 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
8-23 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
8-24 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
8-29 Indianapolis, IN Klipsch Music Center
8-30 Indianapolis, IN Klipsch Music Center
8-31 Chicago, IL Soldier Field (Dierks Bentley special guest)
9-11 Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless Arena
9-12 New York City, NY Madison Square Garden *sold-out
9-13 Hartford, CT XFINITY Theater
9-18 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
9-19 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
9-20 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
9-26 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
9-27 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
10-16 Sacramento, CA Sacramento Valley Amphitheatre
10-17 Concord, CA Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord
10-18 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
10-23 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion
10-24 San Diego, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
10-25 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl

**Festival dates (not “That’s My Kind of Night Tour” date / line up)


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