A Beautiful, Crazy, Sold-Out Show with Luke Combs
by Delaney Howard
Luke Combs’ “Beer Never Broke My Heart” Tour stopped at Golden 1 Center on October 26, and it was a night to remember.
“Last time I was here, I opened up for somebody at Ace of Spades. Now here we are tonight at a sold-out arena!” Combs said, to which he was met with deafening applause from the crowd.
There is no doubt about it — Luke Combs fans are hardcore. From the second the concert started, with Combs walking out on stage with a red solo cup in hand, every single fan in the arena was singing along to every word.
Combs had a diverse set list including some of his classics, such as “When It Rains It Pours,” “Houston, We Got a Problem,” “She Got the Best of Me,” and “Beautiful Crazy.” He also sang other favorites, such as “Dear Today,” “Sheriff You Want To,” and “Beer Never Broke My Heart.”
Through the whole show, Combs showed the crowd who he is. With pictures of his friends and family from his childhood, to teaching himself how to play guitar, to explaining the story of writing a song for his now-fiancé, he did not hold back on being open and vulnerable with the crowd. Singing songs he said he "never thought anyone outside of his mom’s kitchen would ever hear", he opened his heart and welcomed the crowd to do the same.
In a show of true character, Combs said, “This show would not be possible without them: the people selling you beer, the people cleaning the bathroom, the people scanning your tickets. No one ever claps for them and they deserve just as much as I do.” The applause in response to this was just as loud as when he stepped out on stage for the first time. Combs’ appreciation for all of the hard work that goes into his concerts was genuine.
To close out the show, Combs sang his hit song “Hurricane”. The song has the most plays on his Spotify, with over 270 million streams. Though the show was ending, the excitement in the room was palpable. He put his all into the final song of the night, and the crowd screamed, sang, and danced along with him.