Luke Combs Rocks A Custom-Made Kilt On Stage In Scotland
The superstar honored his Scottish heritage by donning a kilt.
Luke Combs; Photo by David Bergman, TikTok
Luke Combs graced the stage at Scotland’s Hydro Arena for a headlining performance on Monday, October 16, and paid homage to his Scottish heritage by sporting a custom-crafted kilt during his encore performance.
Following an electrifying 18-song set, Combs returned to the stage at the Glasgow arena for a one-song encore, donning a traditional Scottish kilt, a sporran, his signature black Columbia PFG shirt and a Blue Otter Polarized hat as well as black cowboy boots.
Sports A Kilt
“Scotland y’all have time for one more song tonight,” Combs said. ”Well listen, we have three and a half minutes together. I don’t know when I’m going to be back, but I’m gonna be back I promise you that… I want everything you got for the next three and a half minutes. My name is Luke Combs until next time, I love you baby, come on!”
He then went on to deliver an energy-filled performance of his chart-topping hit, “Beer Never Broke My Heart,” which prompted a massive sing-along from the capacity crowd.
According to the Glasgow Times, Combs visited MacGregor and MacDuff’s flagship Bath Street store to be custom-fitted for a kilt. The publication reported that Combs reached out via Instagram and revealed that he “grew up attending the Highland Games watching his cousin win world records in the throwing events.”
Glasgow Times also shared that the singer opted for a Frasure tartan, honoring his Scottish heritage and his mother’s maiden name.
“We were delighted to help Luke connect with his Scottish heritage during his visit to Glasgow. It has been a joy to work with him over the past few weeks for his specially made kilt and have him visit us in-store for an authentic kilt shop experience,” Monique McPhie, the Head of Marketing at MacGregor and MacDuff, told the Glasgow Times. ”We are incredibly appreciative that he chose to represent in one of our kilts during the Scottish stop on his world tour.”
The kilt, a skirt-type garment with pleats, is a standard form of men’s Highland Dress, according to Lochcarron Of Scotland. In an article titled “The History of the Kilt,” the website states that a “true Scotsman” wears his kilt with much pride and honor.
The kilt reportedly honors a man’s “heritage and tradition” and it is often worn at important events such as weddings, graduations, and funerals. The kilt became a tradition in the 16th century and has gone on to be worn by a wider group of people.
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The North Carolina native is in the midst of his massive 2023 World Tour. The trek kicked off on March 25 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
The reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year is set to wrap the tour with back-to-back nights at the O2 Arena in London, England on October 19 and 20. At that time, the “Love You Anyway” singer will have visited three continents and a whopping 16 countries on the tour.
Touring In Support Of Gettin’ Old
The tour comes in support of Combs’ latest album, Gettin’ Old, which arrived on March 24, 2023.
Gettin’ Old features 18 tracks, including “Growin’ Up And Gettin’ Old,” “See Me Now,” “Joe,” “Tattoo On A Sunburn,” “5 Leaf Clover,” as well as his chart-topping cover of Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car,” and more.
2023 has been another wildly successful year for the singer/songwriter, both personally and professionally. Luke and his wife, Nicole, welcomed their second son, Beau Lee Combs, on August 15, 2023. The couple announced his birth two weeks after his arrival in a joint Instagram post.
“Welcome to the world. We couldn’t love you more,” they shared.
Upon his return to the United States, Luke Combs will get to enjoy nearly six months off the road with his family before his massive 2024 trek kicks off.
The hitmaker will embark on the recently announced 2024 Growin’ Up and Gettin’ Old Tour, which is scheduled to kick off on April 12, 2024 in Milwaukee, WI. For a full list of Combs’ upcoming tour dates, visit his official website HERE.
Additionally, Luke Combs is currently up for 4 nominations at the 57th Annual CMA Awards, including the coveted Entertainer Of The Year, Single Of The Year (“Fast Car”), Album Of The Year (“Gettin’ Old”) and Male Vocalist Of The Year.
Fans can tune into the 2023 CMA Awards in November to see if the country star will take home the trophies. Co-hosted by country superstar Luke Bryan and National Football League Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning, the 57th Annual CMA Awards will air live from Nashville on Wednesday, November 8 at 8/7c on ABC.
Lauren Jo Black
Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.