Touring acts seldom return to the same city at different times of the year during a 12-month period, but Luke Bryan has sold out two shows at New York's Madison Square Garden.
Earlier this month, Bryan's Jan. 25 concert at the legendary venue sold out in five minutes. Responding to the demand for an additional show, he added another date -- Sept. 12 -- again sold all tickets within a matter of minutes when they went on sale Saturday (Nov. 16).
Bryan launches the first leg of his That's My Kind of Night tour with Lee Brice and Cole Swindell on Jan. 16 in Columbus, Ohio. His first Madison Square Garden appearance follows a two-night stand on Jan. 23-24 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. Madison Square Garden was already booked on Jan. 26 for an NBA game between the L.A. Lakers and the New York Knicks.
Bryan realizes two sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden is a major achievement for any musical act.
"I can't thank my fans enough for being so eager to see us play in New York City," Bryan said. "They have made my first time playing Madison Square Garden a two-time experience. I'm trying to let it all sink in, but I cannot wait to get there and share my live show with them."
Bryan completed his Dirt Road Diaries tour in October. His upcoming TV schedule includes appearances on the American Music Awards on Sunday (Nov. 24), The Tonight Show With Jay Leno on Nov. 26, The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Nov. 27 and the CMA Country Christmas on Dec. 2.
Bryan, Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, Hunter Hayes and Tim McGraw will be honored during the 2013 CMT Artists of the Year special airing live Dec. 3.