Country Star Luke Bryan Lights Up the Dome

Photo Courtesy of Ticketmaster.

Photo Courtesy of Ticketmaster.

He stands at six feet with a scruffy beard, pearly white smile, and, of course, a baseball cap. Who else could it be other than country superstar Luke Bryan. His Kill the Lights tour passed through Syracuse at the Carrier Dome this past weekend with a sold-out crowd of raging country fans. It’s easy to see how Bryan just recently won Country Artist of the Year at the iHeart Radio Music Awards when fans, mostly women, can’t wait to see him tear up a live set.

His Kill the Lights tour goes well into the end of 2016, making its last stop in Salt Lake City, Utah on October 1st. Bryan opened at the Dome with his 2009 hit, “Rain Is A Good Thing” off the album Doin’ My Thang. He then flew forward to his 2015 anthem, “Kick the Dust Up.” A 21-song setlist gave fans a wide array of his country and not-so-country talent, as he did a mashup of Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” and the classic “Let’s Get It On” by the legendary Marvin Gaye. Bryan closed the show with one of his biggest hits, “I Don’t Want This Night To End,” and The Weeknd’s infectious pop tune, “Can’t Feel My Face.”

Le Moyne senior Shannon Byrne said she couldn’t have been more excited to see Bryan live. “I saw him in concert before at the New York State Fair and have been trying to see him again ever since. I literally joined his fan club just to make sure I got good tickets to this concert,” said Byrne.

The fan also got the chance to have a meet and greet with the country artist and had him sign her shoe, which was her “favorite moment of the night.”

There’s no doubt Bryan puts on a thrilling show, from start to finish for his loyal fans to enjoy. “Luke’s live performances always blow my mind. He is a great performer…. He has so many hit songs that the majority of the crowd can sing along to,” said Byrne.

Bryan not only put on a good show, but had some impressive opening acts as well. Junior Madeline Warren said, “We were all screaming and singing along to every song! I mean who wouldn’t be excited to see Dustin Lynch, Little Big Town, and Luke Bryan all in one night?”  

The Dome lived up to its concert expectations as it housed Bryan’s massive group of fans. “They did a really nice job of setting it up. He had a catwalk and I felt like there wasn’t a bad seat in the whole place!” said Warren.  


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