Fresno Beehive

Which country star is coming to Save Mart Center now? A hint: Beer never broke his heart

Luke Combs performs at the 2018 CMA Music Festival at Nissan Stadium in June of 2018 in Nashville, Tenn.
Luke Combs performs at the 2018 CMA Music Festival at Nissan Stadium in June of 2018 in Nashville, Tenn. Invision/AP

If you’re Luke Combs, a country singer with a string of five consecutive No. 1 hits and a first-ever headlining tour, you could do worse than playing Fresno.

We’re a good market for country music, what with the Clovis Rodeo (happening April 25), the periodic amphitheater shows at Woodward Park and the stream of tours stopping through the Save Mart Center Arena (see: Luke Bryan, Aug. 22).

Add Combs to the mix. He brings his Beer Never Broke My Heart tour to the arena Oct. 25. Tickets for the show are $25-$50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. April 5 at the box office, online at or by phone at 800-745-3000. VIP and platinum pre-sales start at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 2.

The Fresno date is one of several just added to the tour, which also includes stops in Sacramento’s Golden 1 Center (Oct. 26) and the SAP Center in San Jose (Nov. 6).

If past performances can be trusted, it will be packed.

So far, Combs has seen sold-out crowds almost nightly.

The singer from Asheville, North Carolina, released his debut album in 2017. It has topped Billboard’s Country Albums Chart for a total of 27 weeks. Then, there are the five consecutive No. 1 singles and new artist of the year awards from the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music. He’s nominated for Male Artist of the Year (and will perform) at this year’s AMC awards, which you can watch April 7 (on CBS).

Luke Combs: New tour dates

  • Sept. 26 — Rogers, AR, Walmart AMP
  • Sept. 27 — Bloomington, IL, Grossinger Motors Arena
  • Sept. 28 — St. Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center
  • Oct. 3 — Cape Girardeau, MO, Show Me Center
  • Oct. 4 — Kansas City, MO, Sprint Center
  • Oct. 5 — Des Moines, IA, Wells Fargo Arena
  • Oct. 8 — Winnipeg, MB, Bell MTS Place
  • Oct. 10 — Saskatoon, SK, SaskTel Center
  • Oct. 11 — Edmonton, AB, Rogers Place
  • Oct. 12 — Calgary, AB, The Scotiabank Saddledome
  • Oct. 15 — Missoula, MT, Adams Center
  • Oct. 16 — Bozeman, MT, Brick Breeden Fieldhouse
  • Oct. 18 — Portland, OR, Moda Center
  • Oct. 19 — Vancouver, BC, Rogers Arena
  • Oct. 25 — Fresno, CA, Save Mart Center
  • Oct. 26 — Sacramento, CA, Golden 1 Center
  • Oct. 31 — Nampa, ID, Ford Idaho Center
  • Nov. 1 — Spokane, WA, Spokane Arena
  • Nov. 2 — Tacoma, WA, Tacoma Dome
  • Nov. 6 — San Jose, CA, SAP Center at San Jose
  • Nov. 8 — Phoenix, AZ, Talking Stick Resort Arena
  • Nov. 15 — Indianapolis, IN, Bankers Life Fieldhouse
  • Nov. 16 — Cleveland, OH, Quicken Loans Arena
  • Nov. 21 — Philadelphia, PA, Wells Fargo Center
  • Nov. 22 — Uncasville, CT, Mohegan Sun Arena
  • Nov. 23 — Pittsburgh, PA, PPG Paints Arena
  • Dec. 5 — Bossier City, LA, CenturyLink Center
  • Dec. 6 — Lubbock, TX, United Supermarkets Arena
  • Dec. 13 — Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena