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Grammy-nominated country singer Zach Bryan comes to Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on May 13

Grammy-nominated country singer Zach Bryan comes to Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on May 13
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From a press release:

It was announced today that Grammy Award-nominated rising country star Zach Bryan will return to the road this year for the Burn, Burn, Burn North American Tour, his biggest tour yet.

Throughout the summer, the young Oklahoma native will headline some of the nation’s most popular arenas and amphitheaters coast-to-coast, along with festival appearances. This massive run kicks off on May 10 at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, Virginia and comes to a close at the T-Mobile Center in Kansas City, Missouri on Aug. 30. Bryan will make a stop in Wilkes-Barre Township at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza on Saturday, May 13 at 8 p.m.

His chart-topping 2022 triple album “American Heartbreak” has become a critical sensation that continues to garner global accolades and unstoppable momentum, appearing on numerous year-end “Best of 2022” lists. It emerged as the No. 1 country album on Spotify for 2022 and has spent the past 104 consecutive days on Spotify’s “Today’s Top Hits” chart. To date, “American Heartbreak” has accrued over three billion streams globally and has been certified gold by the RIAA in the United States and Canada, along with the gold-certified single “From Austin,” platinum-certified single “Heading South,” and double-platinum certified single “Something in the Orange,” which is currently in the Top 10 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.

This past December, Bryan and his band appeared on the smash television series “Yellowstone,” performing “Motorcycle Drive-By” and “Summertime Blues” from his “Summertime Blues” EP, while “Quittin’ Time” also graced the soundtrack. “The Good I’ll Do” and “Tishomingo” have been heard in previous episodes and immediately ascended to the top of the Shazam chart in various locations around the world. His first-ever live album, “All My Homies Hate Ticketmaster (Live from Red Rocks),” is available now on all digital platforms via Warner Records.

Last year, each date on his American Heartbreak Tour sold out in minutes. Tickets for the Burn, Burn, Burn Tour, which start at $40 at Mohegan Sun Arena (255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Twp.), can be purchased through AXS.

Fans can register now for the chance to purchase tickets via Fair AXS at After the Fair AXS registration period concludes on Sunday, Jan. 29 at 10 p.m., AXS will work to ensure any suspicious, fraudulent, and/or duplicated registrations are removed. Fans who are randomly selected to purchase tickets will be notified via email starting on Monday, Feb. 13, with all pertinent information for them to complete their purchase subject to availability. Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis, and an invitation email for the chance to purchase tickets does not guarantee tickets will be available.

Tickets purchased through AXS cannot be transferred or resold for profit. If a fan can no longer attend a show, tickets can be sold on the Zach Bryan AXS Marketplace for face value to another fan. For the non-AXS ticketed events in London, Philly, Nampa, and Wichita, tickets purchased cannot be resold.

Hailing from Oologah, Oklahoma, Bryan has quietly gone from serving in the U.S. Navy to rising to the forefront of country music as a captivating storyteller, tried-and-true performer, and once-in-a-generation voice without comparison, proud of his small-town roots with music fueled by a desire to stay true to himself.

His success is found in his raspy voice, a mix of classic folk melody and outlaw country with a raw edge that cuts to the bone. His breakthrough moment makes all that clear as day. In the video for “Heading South,” shot by phone outside of his Navy barracks in humid 95-degree heat, his passion echoes off the strings of his trusted Guild. Drenched in sweat and belting words that he had written minutes earlier, the moment is authentic, brutal, and real. Millions of fans have now seen that video without any sort of industry assist, and millions more have connected to the tender, sincere songs found on both Bryan’s 2019 debut album “DeAnn” – dedicated to his late mother – and his 2020 follow-up, “Elisabeth,” an ode to those he loves. Together, the two albums racked up more than 240 million streams and counting, with a healthy 7 million streams per week, while his social presence has steadily risen as he shares more homespun clips, virtual concerts, and personality.

After grinding it out independently and building a devout audience one fan at a time, he signed with Warner Records and arrived as country’s brightest and boldest new star, tallying over three billion global streams to date.

The 26-year-old singer/songwriter notably earned gold-certified singles with “Condemned,” “Letting Someone Go,” and “From Austin,” plus platinum single “Heading South” and now double-platinum “Something in the Orange.” The latter also garnered a 2023 Grammy Award nod in the category of Best Country Solo Performance and made former U.S. president Barack Obama’s “Favorite [25 Songs] Music List” for 2022.

His third record and first studio album for Warner Records, “American Heartbreak,” bowed at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart and in the Top 5 of the Billboard 200, enshrining it as one of the most successful country album debuts in the genre’s history. Bryan also topped the Billboard Country Songwriters chart at No. 1. Simultaneously, “American Heartbreak” emerged as the “No. 1 Most Streamed Country Album” on Spotify in 2022. The record closed out a banner year at No. 1 on the New York Times’ “Best Albums of 2022” and Billboard’s “Best Country Albums of 2022,” attaining gold sales status in the U.S. and Canada and soon set to be certified platinum.

The hit single “Something in the Orange” graced year-end lists by NPR, Associated Press, the Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, Consequence, Slant, and many more. The song has become a global hit, charting in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Norway, and Sweden. The American Heartbreak Tour sold out every show, which included headlining theaters and amphitheaters coast-to-coast and performing at prestigious music festivals such as Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, and Stagecoach. He chronicled his November 2022 Red Rocks Amphitheatre stop with his first-ever live album, which was released digitally on Christmas Day as a heartfelt “thank you” to his fans.

On Dec. 18, Bryan and his band performed two songs in Season 5, Episode 7 of the hit TV series “Yellowstone,” which also featured his song “Quittin’ Time.” “The Good I’ll Do” and “Tishomingo,” both featured in previous episodes, immediately reacted in a big way globally on Shazam. At the top of 2023, he scored his first No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart and is presently climbing the Top 10 of Billboard’s Hot 100 with “Something in the Orange,” plus the debut of “All My Homies” on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart.

A man of simple words, Bryan’s ability to create depth in his work is rivaled by few artists. He believes that who you are only extends to the person you are today, an ideology reflected in everything he creates. Expect more new music from him this year.