Country singer Luke Bryan performed an intimate show at the Belasco Theater Monday night in association with Citi Sound Vault, celebrating the release of his sixth album ‘What Makes You Country‘. Hundreds of Los Angeles fans stormed into the venue as the excitement for Bryan’s arrival filled the air. ‘Move‘ kicked off the night as the crowds cheer echoed throughout the venue. Focusing on previous albums, ‘That’s My Kind Of Night‘ continued Bryan’s heartfelt delivery, serenading the audience with charm and charisma. ‘Light It Up‘ made an early appearance as fans instantly participated in the latest single release. Accustomed to large arenas and outdoor venues, Bryan embraced the intimate space of the Belasco as he interacted with the audience, frequently reaching into the front row and acknowledging everyone present on the balcony.
The country music scene suffered a tough year in 2017 but the community has embraced one another, adopting the country strong mantra. Between songs, Bryan paused for a moment to recognize the firefighters and families who have been affected by the California wildfires. The strength and courage displayed by everyone risking their lives to save others received a thunderous ovation as everyone present clapped in unison thanking our heroes in uniform.
Continuing with new material, ‘What Makes You Country‘ made it’s second live appearance as the album titled track caused everyone to move and dance with passion and emotion. ‘Huntin‘, Fishin‘ and Lovin’ Every Day‘ received a warm response from the crowd as the energy continued to grow. Bryan provided Los Angeles fans with a special treat as ‘Like You Say You Do‘ made its live debut. The west coast crowd roared with excitement as they embraced Bryan’s rare dedication. After performing a full set, ‘Country Girl (Shake It For Me)‘ resulted in wild hip thrusting action across the venue. Fans erupted with joy as Bryan thanked the crowd for an unforgettable experience.
Before exiting, Bryan graciously remained on stage and signed autographs for the loyal crowd. Hats, boots, and everything within reaching distance received a personal greeting from Bryan, expressing his adoration for everyone in attendance. As Bryan walked off the stage, he posed for countless photos while thanking the audience for attending. Whether it was catching kisses blown throughout the evening by Bryan or experiencing trending radio hits performed live only an arms distance away, every music fan went home with a positive memory from Luke Bryan that will last a lifetime.
Citi clearly demonstrated that customer appreciation is a highly valued aspect of their business. They have teamed with Live Nation to create the Citi Sound Vault concert experience. Previous concerts include many of today’s most successful mainstream artists such as Imagine Dragons, Sting, Metallica, among others. For fans unable to attend the exclusive shows, Citi and Live Nation also stream the performances live on Twitter for free via Live Nation’s social media accounts.
2018 will be an exciting year for Luke Bryan fans. The ‘What Makes You Country‘ tour kicks off February 16th in Springfield, Missouri with Kip Moore and Cadillac Three as supporting acts. Luke will also be joining the judges’ table on the upcoming season of American Idol.
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