Luke Bryan lashed out at a music critic who said he “phoned it in” during a recent concert in Minnesota.
Bryan’s show at the Xcel Energy Center in Minneapolis received an unfavorable review from the St. Paul Pioneer Press, a daily newspaper that serves the area. The newspaper characterized Bryan’s Oct. 14th performance as “less animated,” and at times, “aimless,” “distracted” and “listless.”
The writer compared the show to others he’d seen from the hitmaker, noting that the venue was smaller than his stadium tour and there were empty seats. “Has Luke Bryan peaked?” is how Russ Raihala begins his review.
Bryan defended his show as sold out and said the crowd had a great time. “I’ve never received one positive review from y’all’s publication since I’ve been to the Twin Cities area in my whole career. The trend continues,” the singer tweeted.
On Tuesday (Oct. 18), country music blog Saving Country Music wrote an article praising the review, adding that Bryan might be better served to listen to Raihala than fight back. “You can kiss my a– too,” Bryan responded. He also acknowledged that he wasn’t at his best physically before accusing SCM of trolling for followers.