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Luke Combs to FEQ: A rarely seen country fever

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A country fever like that of Quebec perhaps never hit the plains of Abraham last night, on the occasion of the first visit to Quebec by Nashville’s new favorite, the charismatic Luke Combs.

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It was definitely the big highlight of this post-pandemic summer festival. There was an electricity in the air that was reminiscent of big nights with Metallica or the Rolling Stones.

With an infectious good humor and beautiful to behold, a monstrous crowd invaded the plains as soon as the doors opened. Ten minutes before Luke Combs arrived, we heard “olé, olé, olé”. Then, between the songs, “Luke, Luke, Luke” rang nonstop.


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Much desired, Luke Combs could not miss his return, made to the sound of Struck by thunder, AC / DC. Without missing a moment, she dived 1.2 Manya glass of beer in hand.

Quickly, he rewarded the patience of his admirers. Totally invested, he scanned the stage through its seven excellent musicians before taking a short break to stop in two seconds (without exaggerating) a can of beer he tossed into the crowd.


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We add a “bonsoir Québec” in French and, after a few minutes, the seduction operation was successful.


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From there, his fans were served a new country party of which they savored every bite. Basically, Luke Combs brought songs from his three albums, obviously offering a foray into the heat growing upreleased two weeks ago and already at the top of the charts.

Without risking making a mistake, we can say that among its novelties, The kind of love we make he is the one who has passed the test best, even if the others must not fade from the welcome that has been reserved for them.


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His power of attraction is such that halfway through, he was able to line up several ballads in a row without losing his world. In the plains some have already burned themselves playing with fire in this way.

Plus, he’s been true to his image as a normal guy who appreciates what’s happening to him. “This song changed my life, you changed my life”, he proclaimed before sealing his alliance with Quebec with his first hit, Hurricane.

It wasn’t over. Recall that, after offering $ 500 to a beer seller to water the festival attendees, she concluded with the apotheosis of the famous Beer never broke my heart.

Next meeting at the Videotron Center in November.

Shocked

In an interview he released a Tree trunk backstage, before his concert, Luke Combs said he was shocked to learn that he would be playing in front of the largest audience of his career in a city where he had never set foot.

So far, his record was around 65,000 people in 2019 in Virginia. By eye, the brand was easily beaten.

“It’s great. Especially since French is the most spoken language here. Since the day I saw Quebec on our calendar, it has been the show that has worried me the most. How do you connect with people who potentially don’t understand what you are. you are saying? “

Ambassador

A lot of enthusiasm for a territory to be conquered delights those who want to become an ambassador of country music.

“I feel like it’s a genre that has been somewhat stigmatized, you know, in the eyes of a lot of people. It’s just music for the southern United States or for the redneck “Says Luke Combs, who believes it is possible to convert the refractory.


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“If you take someone who has never listened to country music before, sit down and play it, what kind of ten songs, I think we can change their mind. I think we can change almost everyone’s mind. I want to convince the hesitant. “

He sure converted some last night.

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