Luke Bryan Shakes Up Bangor Waterfront With High-energy Tour Stop
A bunch of Georgia boys got rowdy in the Northeast. Luke Bryan brought his Sunset Repeat Tour to Bangor Thursday. As always, it was a night we didn't want to end.
Luke Bryan returned to Bangor Thursday night for a big night of country music on the Bangor Waterfront. Opening performances from DJ ROCK, Jon Langston and Cole Swindell got the crowd fired up for another great performance from the "Knockin' Boots" singer.
DJ ROCK instantly got the crowd primed for a high-energy night as crowds filed into the Darling's Waterfront Pavilion. The Georgia mix master kept the crowd going through set-change intermissions featuring a wide range of pump up jams from country, classic rock, to pop hits, that kept the crowd ready for what was to come.
Jon Langston exploded onto the stage, firing up the crowd with his current single "Now You Know." Langston's set included fan favorites from his catalog of songs, featuring "Probably At A Bar," "Drinks," "Dance Tonight," "Forever Girl," "She's Georgia," "When It Comes To Loving You," and more. Langston also worked in a brilliant medley of the Brooks & Dunn tune "Play Something Country," and Tom Petty's "I Wont Back Down," After his set, he announced his very first headlining trek titled the Bird Dog Tour. The closest stop is in Laconia, New Hampshire on Sept. 6.
After another set from DJ ROCK, Cole Swindell took the stage. Not wasting a second, Cole fired off his current single "Love You Too Late." The party jams kept rolling with "Sounded Good Last Night," "Hope You Get Lonely Tonight," and "Hey Y'all."
The energy downshifted into moving performances of "Middle Of A Memory," and his heartbreak anthem "Break Up In The End." The energy revved back up with a medley of drinking tunes "Brought To You By Beer," "No Can Left Behind," and "Reason To Drink." After a blazing performance of "20 In A Chevy," cell phones lit up the venue as Cole pulled out his heavy hitting anthem "You Should Be Here." His set would finish firing on all cylinders with "Ain't Worth The Whiskey," "That's How I Wanna See You Girl," "Chillin' It," a cover of "Old Town Road," "This Is How We Roll" a song Cole wrote for FGL and Luke Bryan, wrapping up with his Dierks Bentley collab, "Flatliner."
After one more set from DJ ROCK, it was time for the boss man. Luke Bryan started his performance with a creative blend of 'What Makes You Country' and "Huntin', Fishin', And Lovin' Every Day."
It was all systems go from there. The rapid fire hits began with "Kick The Dust Up," "Move," "I See You," and "Rollercoaster." Luke would then hilariously give a shot at the Maine accent when addressing the crowd prior to him singing "Most People Are Good."
For a Georgia boy, the crowd gave him a 5-out-of-10 in his attempt at Maine-ah. "Get in tha cah, don't tell yah fathah. We're gonna got watch Luke Bryan shake his a** for a couple houahs,'"he quipped. Not bad. It was back to the music, first with "Most People Are Good," then into his first No.1 "Do I."
After a day of pouring rain, the tune "Rain Is A Good Thing," got the poncho-clad crowd dancing. Thankfully, most of the show was rain free. It was then time for his current single "Knockin' Boots," and onto "Crash My Party."
A piano is rolled on stage as he performed his Chris Stapleton penned hit "Drink A Beer." After a slowdown, it was back to the high energy hits with a brief hit of "Strip It Down," "Drunk On You," a cover of David Lee Murphy's hit "Dust On The Bottle" with tourmates Jon Langston and Cole Swindell, "I Don't Want This Night To End," "Play It Again," wrapping up with "That's My Kind Of Night." Luke would return to the stage for an encore performance of "Country Girl (Shake It For Me)," as distant lightning cracked across the night sky.
Once again Luke Bryan brings an excellent tour to Bangor, featuring a great cast of performers. Jon Langston is surely on his way to becoming a country mega star, and Cole Swindell continues to grow as brilliant singer/songwriter and performer. It won't be long until Cole is headlining big arenas just as the boss man, Luke Bryan is continuously.
Georgia boys and Mainers know how to small-town throwdown. That being said, it's time to start gearing up for Brantley Gilbert, Aug. 22 with Q 106.5. (Look for your chance to win tickets to that show starting on Monday next week. Hint: You're going to want to make sure you have our app.)