Rebecca Sebastian ‘20: This past Friday, October 25th, Luke Bryan headlined his last stop on his Sunset Repeat Tour in Detroit. The concert took place at Ford Field at six pm. Opening acts Jon Langston, who went on stage at six o’ clock, and Cole Swindell, who went on stage at seven-thirty, went along on tour with Bryan, who went on stage at ten after nine.
Bryan opened up the concert by riding out on a four-wheeler while singing his hit song “What Makes You Country,” and snippets of his music video played on the big screens while he sang. Fireworks shot off behind the stage while Bryan sang and danced his famous moves, which got the crowd excited. He later brought out his piano to play “Drink a Beer” and part of his song “Strip It Down.” Bryan also sang multiple covers, including “Dust on the Bottle” by David Lee Murphy, “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran, “Night Moves” by Bob Seger, and “Let’s Get It On” by Marvin Gaye.
During the concert, Swindell announced to the audience that Bryan won Top Country Artist for creating the most Recording Industry Association of America certified digital singles. With 54 million singles to his name, he holds more than any other country artist in history. Swindell and Langston brought his award out on stage, a plaque containing seven gold records inside.
At the end of the concert, Bryan closed out with “That’s My Kind Of Night” as he walked off stage. A few minutes later, after the crowd’s loud cheers, Bryan came back on with an encore of his song “Country Girl” and a cover of Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer.” He continued to thank the fans for their support and then left the stage for the final time.
Bryan, Swindell, and Langston made the overall concert worthwhile to attend. His voice sounded just as good live as it sounds recorded, impressing the crowd. Contributing to the crazy atmosphere, a majority of the audience danced and sang along with Bryan as he performed. Bryan put effort into keeping the crowd involved and on their feet. The final show of Luke Bryan’s Sunset Repeat Tour ended as a success, enjoyable and entertaining for everyone.