Now a headliner: Luke Bryan sells out BJC show

For the CDTFebruary 8, 2013 

Country girls from all over Centre County will shake it for Luke Bryan as the country music superstar takes the stage at the Bryce Jordan Center on Feb. 8.

The concert, which sold out in less than two hours, is part of Bryan’s “Dirt Road Diaries Tour.” Special guests Thompson Square and Florida Georgia Line will open the show.

“I am so excited” for the Luke Bryan concert, Penn State senior Emily Boyer said. “I’m glad he finally scheduled a show in State College.”

Bernie Punt, director of sales and marketing at the Bryce Jordan Center, said it was a surprise how quickly the tickets sold out.

“We knew it was going to be successful, but not this successful,” he said.

The award-winning musician has opened for artists such as Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw and won his claim to fame with his first album, “I’ll Stay Me.” Since then, Bryan has released two more albums, “Doin’ My Thing” and “Tailgates & Tanlines,” which sold more than 1 million copies. His fourth album, “Spring Break ... Here to Party” will be released in March.

According to Punt, many famous country singers, such as Rascal Flatts, Chesney, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban, began their careers as openers at the Jordan Center. This is Bryan’s second performance at the venue; he opened for Jason Aldean in 2010.

“With that in mind, openers are becoming more popular. Here’s Luke Bryan three years later heading a sold-out show,” Punt said.

Luke Bryan will perform a sold-out concert at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Bryce Jordan Center. Visit www.bjc.psu.edu for more information.

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