Ol’ Luke is at it again.
Luke Combs kicked off his fall Middle Of Somewhere Tour this weekend with back to back nights at the Maine Savings Amphitheater in Bangor, Maine.
Friday night, Luke spotted a couple kids in the crowd holding up a sign that read:
“We made $100 bucks stacking 5 cords of wood, bought two Luke Combs tickets… man, he sounds good. Our dads swore it was a waste of time but they were wrong.
Today’s my 12th birthday, oh Lord when it rains it pours.”
Right there on stage, Luke pulled out the wallet, and handed them $140 dollars to cover the cost of their tickets, and then later invited them backstage to hang out, sign some autographs, and pay them the full $200 for their tickets.
And then on Saturday night, he went and refunded the entire damn venue.
According to B98.5, Luke got into some vocal trouble on Saturday and wasn’t able to give the fans a full show. He took some time following the opening set from Mitchell Tenpenny to weigh his options but ultimately decided he would still perform.
However, since he didn’t think he could give fans the quality show they saved their hard-earned money for, he gave them a refund. The entire venue… some 15,000 strong, and then he STILL played a shortened set that went over an hour.
Visibly upset, wiping tears from his eyes, he told the crowd:
“A few hours ago, I realized that I was not going to be able to sing as well as I normally do.
What I’ve decided to do is refund all your tickets, we’re gonna play… hold on a second, I’m just gonna need your help. We’re still gonna play the show.
But it’s not gonna be what I think it should be for you guys having to pay for it. So we’re gonna put on the best free show we can put on, and I want you guys to know how upset I am to tell you that.
But all I want you to know is that we’re gonna do the very damn best, I’m gonna give you everything that I have, and I’m so sorry… I’m so sorry.”
He went on to thank fans for spending their hard-earned money at his show:
“I want you guys to know how much it means to me that you spend your hard-earned money to be here and that you get babysitters and hotel rooms and pay for gas.
I know it’s not just a concert ticket, I know it’s more than that and I know that it’s hard to pay for shit right now. Everything is so expensive, man, life is so crazy right now.
The fact that you would spend your money to come here, it made me sick sitting on my bus knowing that I couldn’t give you what you deserve tonight.
Because I care, man, this is what I love to do. The song ‘Doin’ This’ is not a gimmick, this is what I love to do. And that’s what you guys deserve… is everything that I have.
So like I said before, I want you to know that I’m going to refund all your tickets.”
Like I’ve said a thousand times… class act.
Some equally classy folks up there in Maine offered to donate their refunds to charity:
I mean, you gotta hand it to the guy… most people would just post some half-assed note on Instagram about cancelling the show and how they would come back soon, but not Luke.
In fact, he might’ve wrecked his voice even more trying to power through last night, but nevertheless, he came out there and gave it all he had, even if he had to cut the set a little short.
And let’s be honest, Luke Combs at 50% can still put on a better than show than half the acts in the mainstream anyways.