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Luke Bryan will headline the first country music concert at TCF Bank Stadium


Another outdoor country concert is scheduled for a Twin Cities' stadium – and it's not Kenny Chesney.

Luke Bryan announced Wednesday he'll perform at TCF Bank Stadium June 20 as part of his "Kick the Dust Up" stadium tour. He's the first country act to play at the venue, 98 Country notes.

The Star Tribune reports it will be the first country stadium show in the Twin Cities this century that doesn't feature Kenny Chesney. (Target Center and Xcel are usually considered arena shows, not stadium shows.)

Ticket information for the Minneapolis show is expected to be released soon.

The reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year will have Florida Georgia Line and Thomas Rhett as his opening acts, the Pioneer Press reports.

The stadium tour begins May 8 in Grand Forks, North Dakota, followed by a show May 9 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, but Florida Georgia Line isn't opening on those dates, the Star Tribune notes.

In 13 cities, Bryan will be staying for two nights of shows – the closest of which is in Chicago, Illinois, Rolling Stone notes.

Bryan's debut album "All My Friends Say" landed at No. 5 on the country music charts in 2007. His latest two albums each went double platinum, the Pioneer Press notes. There has been some backlash for the type of music he performs, which has been dubbed the "bro country" genre – when artists sing about trucks, women and getting drunk, The Atlantic reported.

The last time Bryan performed in the Twin Cities was March 2014 at Xcel Energy Center, where he drew a sold-out crowd of more than 15,000.

Bryan is the latest artist to announce a stadium stop in Minneapolis. Last fall, Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean announced their tours would converge at Target Field July 18 as part of the artists' 10-city tour together.

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