Corn, soybeans and the son of a peanut farmer: Country music superstar Luke Bryan returns to Central Illinois early this fall at a somewhat unlikely venue: a farm in Pesotum, south of Champaign. A former farm boy himself, Bryan will pay homage to the American farmer with his tenth annual Farm Tour Sept. 27 to Oct. 6.

The tour stretches from Iowa to Florida, with each gig in a farmer's field somewhere. The Pesotum stop, at the Atkins farm, is set for Sept. 28, the second performance in the six-city tour. 

General admission tickets are available now for $51, or $60 at the gate. VIP tickets are $175. Get more information at lukebryan.com/FarmTour.

Bryan's last stop in Central Illinois was a Peoria Civic Center performance in February 2016. 

Time for them to fly ... back home: The REO Speedwagon performance at Champaign's Virginia Theatre scuttled because of band member illness back in February is now on the calendar again for 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10. 

All tickets from the original Feb. 8 concert will be honored at the rescheduled  show. Those who are unable to attend will receive a full refund. For others who may want to go, tickets are available for $59.50 to $99.50, with VIP tickets priced at $199.50. 

Reach out to the box office at 217-356-9063 for questions or to request a refund.

The band started in Champaign-Urbana in the late 1960s. 

If you need a good laugh: Don't forget that tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday for The Tenderloins, who are bringing "The Cranjis McBasketball World Comedy Tour" to Grossinger Motors Arena 8 p.m. Nov. 15.

The four members of the New York-based comedy troupe are the stars of the popular truTV series, "Impractical Jokers," which has them cajoling one another into doing wacky public pranks while filmed via hidden cameras. 

The Bloomington stop is near the end of a long, national tour that began last week. 

Tickets for the show are $48 and $78; VIP meet and greet with James Murray, $100. Get more info at thetenderloins.com or grossingermotorsarena.com.


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