Great news! By popular demand, Jason Aldean confirmed the extension of his Burn It Down Tour by adding live performances in new cities in the following dates. If you missed the first part of the tour, here is your second chance to catch Jason live!
As the tour’s first leg was sold out for every single concert, don’t wait too long to get your tickets as seats are limited and Jason’s fan base keeps on growing! The arenas and stadiums especially in the smaller cities are selling very fast.
Jason Aldean Burn It Down Tour 2014
The current headlining concert of Aldean is the Burn It Down tour. The first leg of the tour started in May this year with his performance in Roanoke, Virginia and was closed in October 2014. Tour venues included four MLB stadiums (Citizens Bank Park, Nationals Park, Great American Ballpark and PNC Park). The tour was supported by Tyler Farr, Florida Georgia Line and Miranda Lambert at some of the select venues. Further, the operation in this tour was done at a much larger scale compared to that of the previous tour. The concerts hit a wide range of baseball parks and amphitheaters as well.
Jason Aldean’s 2014 tour plan included as many as 50 cities in all. Apart from the baseball stadiums, Aldean also played in venues such as LSU Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge, Los Angeles. It seems as though Jason is not done with the Burn It Down tour as yet. In October 2014, he announced that he is extending the tour into 2015. He will be kicking off the tour on February 12, 2015 in Greenville (tickets here) and will cover as many as 23 cities in the second leg. However, the tour will focus on those new cities that were not a part of the first leg. It has also been disclosed that the tour will feature opening acts by Cole Swindell and Tyler Farr, two upcoming performers who are his good friends as well.
In the second leg of his Burn It Down tour, Jason will have a definite chance to rework his original set list of 18 songs. He believes this exercise will also help him to connect well with his audience. He plans to provide a ‘concert’ experience to each one in the audience, even those in the back rows. Aldean’s fans can now purchase tickets for the first few concerts that have been announced. More details about the second leg of the Burn It Down tour will be revealed in the coming weeks.
Aldean released the new song “Burnin’ It Down” in July 2014 and included it as the lead single for the new studio album “Old Boots, New Dirt” which was released in October this year. This song has already reached the #1 spot on Hot Country Songs charts. “Just Gettin’ Started”, the second single of the album, was released to the country radio just this month.
Concert at PNC Park
Even rain could not put out the fire that Jason brought about during his concert at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Despite the downpour, the Downtown ballpark stand with a seating capacity of 38,000 was full. Many of these seats were at least partially covered. However, on the field there were puddles and the audience continued to dance in the pouring rain. Sheets of rain poured from the top of the stage and the audience viewed the musicians through the waterfall.
Aldean’s “Burn It Down” tour always started and ended with pyrotechnics and included the blazing microphone stand. Aldean performed for an hour. Rain started during the fourth song when he was singing “Amarillo Sky,” which is about drought. Though the singer with his cowboy hat and his guitarists ventured out on to the pier that extended into the audience, they had to stay back on the dry area for the most part of the concert.
The setlist for the concert at PNC was the same as that of the Cincinnati and Cleveland, where he performed about a week earlier, until just after the song “The Only Way.”
Florida Georgia Line came up on stage for this song. Aldean then went on to perform “Crazy Town” followed it up with encore “She’s Country,” skipping two songs in the setlistorder. Florida Georgia Line had only performed a few songs till 7:30 p.m. They announced that they would be wrapping up with their last summer’s hit “Cruise.” They joked around a little bit before they closed their performance. At 8:15 when Miranda Lambert sang the “Fastest Girl in Town,” the sun came out a little bit. The rain stopped by the time she came to “Kerosene.” She closed with “Gunpowder & Lead.” Tyler Farr, who performed the evening’s first act, also sported a Pirates jersey.
The PNC Park concert was completely sold out and the gross turnover was $2,898,350.
Aldean incorporated a great deal of fireworks during the first leg of the “Burn It Down” tour. According to him, it was a learning process as a few of his eyelashes almost got burned a couple of times because of the pyrotechnics. He hopes to make the second leg of the tour in 2015 to be a lot safer.
Burn It Down 2015 – Tour Extension
The extension of the “Burn It Down” tour is another feather in Aldean’s cap with his sixth album “Old Boots, New Dirt” hitting the Number One spot on the Billboard 200 chart. In addition, the album broke two other existing records: it registered the most number of first-day as well as first-week streams ever for a country album on Spotify.
Jason Aldean is getting ready to kick up dust in 2015 with the new album on the heels of this year’s sold-out dates. The new cities that he is planning to tour in 2015 does make a lot of financial sense. Though he is boldly and daringly pushing the envelope, country music critics are of the opinion that he has started to stray too far away from the traditional format. His reply to the criticism is that he would put it across to his fans and give them a chance to tell what they think about his songs.
Finally, Aldean does not have anything to worry about. His album is as much on fire as his “Burn It Down” tour. The live production features more pyrotechnics than he has ever used in the past though he has found out that flames are actually a little bit of an occupational hazard.
Night Train Tour
Jason Aldean’s previous tour was the Night Train Tour. It kicked off from Bossier City in Louisiana on February 21, 2013 and held as many as 63 concerts across the United States of America. With nearly 40 concert venues recording 100 percent ticket sales, more than 96 percent of the total tickets available were sold off for these performances. Altogether, the Night Train tour was able to gross revenues of nearly $48 million.
The album Night Train was released in October 2012 and the tour by the same name included stops at a few historic baseball stadiums such as the Fenway Park, Boston; Wrigley Stadium, Chicago; and Sanford Stadium, Athens, Georgia. Aldean’s first ever concert at the Sanford Stadium on the University of Georgia campus was held on April 13, 2013.
Also, Aldean became the first country music artist to ever perform on Fenway Park when his tour hit the stadium in Boston on July 12, 2013. Tickets for the concert were sold out in just seven minutes, the quickest in the history of the venue. The overwhelming response encouraged him to schedule one more show on the next day July 13 at the very same venue.
In the first leg of his tour wherein he covered as many as 23 venues, notable cities where he performed included Houston, Knoxville, Tulsa, Omaha, Little Rock and Uncasville. The full list of cities where he performed is available on the official website of Aldean.
Thomas Rhett and Jake Owen joined Aldean as special guests for the entire Night Train tour. Among some of the opening acts, Luke Bryan performed at the University of Georgia concert, Kelly Clarkson joined him at Wrigley Field and Miranda Lambert performed at Fenway Park.
Concert at Fenway Park
Jason Aldean performed the first of the two sold-out shows on a Friday night. Country music was played at the park for the very first time. Aldean came out swaying as he did at Boston in May. Amidst top of the stage fireworks, he burst into “Crazy Town” and then maintained the brisk pace for about 83 minutes.
The Georgian led his five-man band professionally at the arena that was slightly outsized for a country show and sang the hits from his setlist – “She’s Country” and “Johnny Cash” – that are replete not only with brawny riffs, but also with big beats. It is these hits that have unarguably helpful in promoting him to performing at stadiums all over the U.S.
Aldean kept his usual banter to a minimum and expressed as to how excited he was to perform at Fenway Park as he was a huge fan of the baseball game. He also said that during his younger days he had the posters of Jim Rice as well as Wade Boggs adorning the walls of his room.
When introducing the members of his band, Aldean showed off his sense of humor. He displayed the photos of some unsuccessful haircuts and led the audience into the bouncy sing-along “1994.” Moreover, he earnestly paid his tribute to the city during the course of rendering the defiant anthem “The Only Way.” He flashed a number of local images on the huge video screens and concluded the firebrand performance with the words “Boston Strong.”
With her extremely appealing brand of sensitivity as well as sass, Miranda Lambert warmed up the crowd. She interspersed tear jerkers such as “The House That……” and “Over You” in between blazing anthems such as “Mama’s Broken Heart” and “Gunpowder & Lead.” She did it with so much of ease as well as power and proved beyond doubt that she is a natural-born performer.
Jake Owen, a recipient of the award for the most number of local references, sported a cast (because of a go-kart accident) on his arm. He managed to include the word Boston in each and every song that he rendered at the concert. In certain songs, he used the word a multiple number of times. He also inserted the words Sam Adams and the Red Sox in some of his songs and sang a snippet from “Sweet Caroline.”
It was Thomas Rhett who kicked off the proceedings at the concert. He sportingly tried to animate the thin crowd of people who had arrived early.
The Night Train tour, in support of his fifth studio album by name Night Train released through Broken Bow Records, immensely helped to increase his popularity as a country music artist. As many as 409,000 copies of the album were sold in the first week of its launch itself and recorded the fourth biggest opening sales as far as a country album is concerned. The album also debuted at the number one position on the US Billboard 200. Night Train is Aldean’s third album to achieve this feat. Moreover, it was the second consecutive album that debuted at the top. In addition, RIAA bestowed double-platinum certification to this album. The album’s popular and unforgettable tracks include “When She Says…..,” “Take A Little….” and “Walking Away.”
Very rarely do the songs in the Night Train go off the track. It is definitely a sure-wheeled and confident album from the country music superstar. He has a very firm understanding of what works and what does not work for him. It is definitely not a very adventurous effort, but it has helped him to keep millions of his fans together. The album Night Train has 15 tracks in all and they serve as good party music. The punchy and catchy songs have been sung well by Aldean in his own slightly nasal, but sturdy voice.
Who is Jason Aldean?
Jason Aldine Williams who was born on February 28, 1977 is a country music singer from the United States of America. Since 2005, he has released 6 albums and 21 singles for the record label Broken Bow Records. America’s Recording Industry Association RIAA bestowed double-platinum certification to his album Night Train that was released in 2012. Known as Jason Aldean in professional circles, his albums released in 2005 (debut). Relentless in 2007 and Wide Open in 2009 were all certified single-platinum by the association. Additionally, twelve of his singles have achieved the number one position on the Country Airplay or Hot Country Songs charts. Eight more of his singles have figured in the Top 10 on these charts.
Aldean was born in Macon, Georgia, and was brought up mainly by his mother Debbie as his parents divorced when he was just three years old. During the summer season, he would go to Homestead, Florida, to spend time with his father Barry. Aldean’s dad would write down guitar chords and finger positions on notebook paper before he went off to work. The young boy would practice these chords and positions the whole day and also along with his father after he got back home from work. Soon, Jason could play a song after hearing it just a few times.
Both his father and mother encouraged his love for music. When he was around 14 years old, he watched the country-music awards ceremony on television and started dreaming about performing on stages in America. His mother once helped him to give a performance at Mecon’s local VFW hall. However, he had to be dragged off the stage as he was completely hooked on to his performance. Soon, he started giving performances at local fairs and area talent contests. He also became a member of the “house band” in a Georgia nightspot, Nashville South.
Aldean married Jessica Ussery, his sweetheart from his high school days, in 2001. They have two daughters, Kendyl and Keeley. However, they separated after Aldean admitted that he acted inappropriately with Brittany Kerr, a former participant in the American Idol contest. Aldean and Kerr announced their engagement in September 2014.
Aldean’s Career in Music
His father helped him to stage a performance along with his band at Truman State University, formerly known as Northeast Missouri State University, after he completed his high school studies. During this time, he started writing songs with Justin Weaver, a member of his band. He was also called to perform his original songs by The Buckboard, an Atlanta nightclub. Michael Knox who was then with the song publishing company Warner-Chappell approached him and signed a contract. At 21 years of age, Aldean moved to Nashville.
Aldean struggled a great deal to establish his career in the country music field. He failed to win even a single a contract, despite organizing many showcases at many places. Lawrence Mathis who happened to spot him at a showcase at The Wildhorse Saloon, Nashville signed up as his first manager. However, he continued to be frustrated and decided to leave Nashville and return to Georgia for good in six months’ time. Soon, Broken Bow Records gave him an offer after which Aldean released his first album.
2005 to 2006
“Hicktown,” his first single, was released in 2005. “Jason Aldean,” his debut album, achieved a peak ranking of #10 on Billboard’s charts for Hot Country Songs. The album had his first hit “Why” and #4 “Amarillo Sky,” which earned him the ACM nomination in 2006 for song as well as video of the year. At the Academy of Country Music Awards in 2006, he was given the “Top New Male Vocalist” award. One million copies of the album were sold in the U.Sand RIAA gave platinum certification for the album in the year 2007. With as many as 11 strong tracks, his self-titled debut album became extremely popular with the country fans everywhere in America.
2007 to 2008
Aldean’s second album was titled as Relentless and was produced by Michael Knox. He completed the album in May 2007. The lead-off single song in the album “Johnny Cash”, recorded originally by Tracy Byrd, peaked to the #6 position when it was released. “Laughed Until We Cried”, follow up of the song “Johnny Cash”, was his 5th consecutive among Top Ten hits. RIAA has bestowed platinum certification to the album Relentless as well.
2009 to 2010
Aldean’s seventh single “She’s Country” was released to the radio in December 2008. “Wide Open”, his third album, was released in April 2009. “Big Green Tractor,” his next single, was also his third #1 hit. On Top Country Music Albums chart, “Wide Open” debuted at #2. In January 2010, “The Truth” in this album became the third consecutive #1 hit.
Aldean worked with both Bryan Adams and Randy Owen during this period. Though he found working with Bryan Adams to be real fun, he admitted that the highlight was his collaboration with Randy. The 2010 CMT Awards saw Aldean nominated in three different categories for his performance titled Heaven’ along with Bryan Adams.
2010 to 2012
A new single titled “My Kinda Party” released by Aldean in August 2010 was the lead single song for his fourth album that was released in November 2010 also with the same name. It was his tenth single song to figure in the top 10 country hits. The intimate duet song “Don’t You Wanna Stay” which he did in collaboration with Kelly Clarkson became Aldean’s fifth #1 hit. His first win came when Aldean won the Country Music Association’s CMA award – Album of the Year 2011 as well as the Year’s Musical Event.
In 2011, Aldean performed live on the nominations concert for GRAMMY awards, the countdown to the Biggest Night as far as music lovers around the world are concerned. The one-hour special program at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles also featured performances by previous Grammy award winners as the nominations in many categories were announced.
Night Train By Jason Aldean
Aldean’s career was on its way up and the Night Train, his fifth studio album, was released in 2012 through Broken Bow Records. As many as 409,000 copies of the album were sold in the first week of launch itself and recorded the fourth biggest opening sales as far as a country album was concerned. The album also debuted at the number one position on the US Billboard 200. Night Train is Aldean’s third album to achieve this feat. Moreover, it was the second consecutive album that debuted at the top. In addition, RIAA bestowed double-platinum certification to this album.
Jason Aldean is a great star, along with Taylor Swift and Lady Antebellum, that country music has produced over the past few years. Fortunately, he has not moved on to pop, unlike others. His album Night Train has 15 tracks in all and they serve as good party music. The punchy and catchy songs have been sung well by Aldean in his own slightly nasal, but sturdy voice.
In this album also Aldean embraces the typical country tropes related to town life (virtues as well as its claustrophobia) and cars. The title track is all about listening to the sounds of train rolling through the town together with his lover. The songs are mostly mid-tempo songs. Aldean could have used a little more variety, but then mid-tempo songs are his strength. In the songs “Staring At Sun” and “When She Says,” he praises the virtue of coming home after a long and hard day to the lady whom he can’t forget. In the single “I Don’t Do,” he brings to life the heartache and pain when there is nothing that can distract him from the hurt he feels.
Aldean, whose rap number “Dirt Road Anthem” in his previous album was much appreciated by his fans, did it once again in “The Only Way.” He speaks most part of the lyrics in this song. His buddies Eric Church and Luke Bryan also join him on the song. No song in the album has been written by Aldean himself, but he sings them with a great deal of conviction. Though the songs are undeniably authentic country, screeching solos on guitar can be heard on all songs probably because he grew up on rock. It may feel as though it is a little bit overdone at times, but the songs do benefit from these treatments.
The album consists of not-so-good songs as well. For example, the song “Black Tears” is about the sob story of an exotic dancer that does not seem to go anywhere. Though the music is catchy, the lyrics of the song “1994” are very silly. It is all about wanting to go back in time and includes a call to Joe Diffie who registered a number of hits in the 1990s.
Burn It Down
Aldean released the new song “Burnin’ It Down” in July 2014 and included it as the lead single for the new studio album “Old Boots, New Dirt” which was released in October this year. This song has already reached the #1 spot on Hot Country Songs charts. “Just Gettin’ Started”, the second single of the album, was released to the country radio just this month. Jason Aldean is getting ready to kick up dust in 2015 with the new album on the heels of this year’s sold-out dates.
Jason Aldean Tour Tickets 2015
Jason Aldean’s fans can now purchase tickets for the first few concerts that have been announced. More details about the second leg of the Burn It Down tour will be revealed in the coming weeks. Check back on this page for the updated list of concert as soon as they get revealed!