This summer has gone down as one of the hottest on record in many parts of the country, but that doesn’t mean Luke Bryan has been kicking back in the air conditioning. Many of his shows have taken place outdoors in temperatures cracking the triple digits. So how does he prepare to take the stage when its sweltering hot?
“With playing really, really hot amphitheaters, you just have to remember throughout the day what you’re fixin’ to have to get up there and do,” Luke said. “For me, I love getting out there and sweatin’ and workin’. I grew up in South Georgia workin’ in the heat and I love getting out there and flushing out all the beer from last night out. So, it’s fun for me, but you do have to be careful.”
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It’s not just Luke and his band feeling the heat. The fans that come out to see him are also out in the elements. While Luke is grateful for their support, he worries about their well-being at his shows.
“I think in Philadelphia last year, under the shed it was like 115, 120,” he said. “You just have to hydrate onstage and be mindful. In that scenario, I worry about the fans, ‘cause really, they’re out there drinking beer all day and you just worry about their safety and them being hydrated. I’ve got enough people checking on me and looking after me, so I’ll be taken care of.”
Luke just announced his fourth annual Farm Tour 2012. Sponsored by GAC, the tour will kick off October 3 in Claxton, Georgia and wrap in Macon, Georgia on October 13. For ticket and venue information, including where to get tickets locally, click here.
To see highlights from some of Luke’s recent shows – and catch a glimpse at some of the antics that go on backstage – watch the latest episode of LBTV!