Luke Combs might currently be Down Under on his massive World Tour, but he’s already plotting another tour. The father of one — with one on the way — announces his Growin’ Up And Gettin’ Old Tour, which kicks off on March 12 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and concludes on Saturday, August 10 in Houston, Texas. All but one of the tour stops (in University Park, Pennsylvania) feature two back-to-back shows.
Combs announced the news on social media.
Growin’ Up and Gettin’ Old Tour. 13 cities. 25 shows. ⁰⁰Join/login to my fan club at https://t.co/RzSYEvromx to receive pre-sale info (info also emailed to members).
Tickets will go on sale to the public next Friday, August 25 at 10 AM local venue time. pic.twitter.com/GEXiuJ2A2b
— Luke Combs 🎤 (@lukecombs) August 15, 2023
The North Carolina native will be joined on the tour by two different sets of opening acts, with Cody Jinks, The Avett Brothers and Haily Whitters among those opening for Combs on Friday nights, and Jordan Davis, Mitchell Tenpenny, Drew Parker and Colby Acuff serving as the opening acts on the Saturday night dates.
Combs is still shocked that he is the headliner of his current World Tour, which has far exceeded any of the dreams he had for himself.
“This stadium tour has been insane, bigger and better than I could have ever imagined. and just absolutely crazy,” Combs tells his record label. “I never thought that we would be at this point, but here we are, and it’s been amazing. And hopefully, we continue to get to do shows on our level like this for a long time, and just enjoy it while it lasts.“
Combs just released a live version of “Fast Car,” a cover of Tracy Chapman’s hit single, which appears on his Gettin’ Old album. The song, which became a No. 1 hit for Combs, was one he had been playing for years, but never imagined how quickly fans would react to it becoming a single.
‘Fast Car’ has surprised me more than you can imagine,” Combs tells Billboard. “Tracy Chapman wrote this perfect song that I first heard with my dad and it has stayed with me since. I have played it in my live show now for six-plus years and everyone — I mean everyone — across all these stadiums relates to this song and sings along. That’s the gift of a supernatural songwriter.”
It was Combs’ childhood that made him love “Fast Car” in the first place, with the song serving as the soundtrack for a lot of his favorite memories.
“I’ve had a million favorite songs, from the time I was born until now, at any given time,” Combs tells Sony Music Nashville. “But that was one of the first, ‘Oh, that’s like my favorite song right now.’ My dad had this old pickup truck that had a cassette player in it, and I have the actual cassette that me and my dad used to listen to, the exact one of that album. That song just always stuck out to me. That was probably one of my first experiences, subconsciously, even knowing what a hit song was, because I didn’t know at the time that that was a hit song.”
Following his series of dates Down Under, Combs will head to Europe before wrapping up on October 20 in London, England. Tickets for Combs’ Growin’ Up And Gettin’ Old Tour will be available on August 25. Download the live version of “Fast Car” here. Find music and tour dates at LukeCombs.com.