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John Lamb, Published February 26 2014

Weekend Watch: Luke Bryan brings spring break to Fargo

FARGO - With the weather hovering around zero degrees, Luke Bryan just may be the thing Fargo needs to warm up.

The country singer brings his rolling spring break party to the Fargodome for a nearly sold-out show Friday night.

In addition to releasing an album every 18 months or so, Bryan has been pretty consistent about releasing special spring break-theme EPs every year. The latest installment, “Like We Ain’t Ever” comes out in two weeks, but he may preview a tune or two on Friday.

Of course, he has plenty of album tracks to choose from. Since making his debut in 2007 with “All My Friends Say,” Bryan has landed a stream of 11 top 10 singles, six of which went to no. 1. (The 12th will likely be “Play it Again,” which he’ll soon release as a single.) And most of those songs are about partying.

Bryan is touring behind last year’s platinum-selling “Crash My Party,” which featured the eponymous hit single and “That’s My Kind of Night.” Even the album’s somber track about losing a friend is about sipping a cold one, with “Drink a Beer.” In fact, Bryan doesn’t seem to sing about falling in love (“Drunk on You”) or making love (“Rain is a Good Thing”) without a little boozing.

Then again, what country crowd doesn’t appreciate a bunch of drinking songs? Add in Bryan’s mega-hit, “Country Girl (Shake it for Me)” and the Fargodome just might look more like Fort Lauderdale – at least if you’re wearing beer goggles – come Friday night.

If You Go

WHAT: Luke Bryan with Lee Brice and Cole Swindell

WHEN: 7:30 p.m., Friday

WHERE: Fargodome, 1800 N. University Drive

INFO: Limited amount of tickets remain for $29.75 and $59.75. fargodome.com


Readers can reach Forum reporter John Lamb at (701) 241-5533