Luke Bryan confirmed as 1st concert at US Bank Stadium


The first concert confirmed for the new Vikings stadium has been announced.

Country star Luke Bryan confirmed Wednesday he will take to the stage at U.S. Bank Stadium on Aug. 19, after adding 40 new dates to his "Kill the Lights" tour.

KARE 11 confirmed it's the first concert set for the $1 billion stadium, which will open this year as the Minnesota Vikings' new home for the 2016-17 NFL season.

The star will also be stopping at other major stadiums on his tour, including Gillette Stadium near Boston, Wrigley Field in Chicago, Ford Field in Detroit, and AT&T Stadium in Dallas. reports since his debut in 2007, Bryan has sold 7 million albums and 27 million singles, becoming one of the biggest country music stars in the world, proving to have a crossover appeal to main pop audiences as well.

His latest album, "Kill the Lights," is his fifth studio album and a follow-up to 2013's "Crash My Party," the website notes.

According to the U.S. Bank Stadium website, construction on the new stadium is set to be completed by July.

Ticket information and additional details will be released at a later date.

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