Country music star Jason Aldean is no stranger to success with nine No. 1 singles and now Aldean is celebrating a string of sold out shows with his My Kinda Party Tour, with many shows selling out in under a couple of hours.
Aldean was ranked seventh among Pollstar’s Top 20 Concert Tours based on average box office gross per city, according to a recent post by CBS News — Aldean fell just below fellow country artist Brad Paisley with average sales of $606,359.
According to CNN, the artist’s latest single “Fly Over States” is Aldean’s fifth consecutive chart-topping record from the “My Kinda Party” album released in August 2010. Since its release, the album has earned Aldean the Billboard Music Award for Top Country Album two years in a row and Album of the Year from the Country Music Association in 2011.
The My Kinda Party Tour began in 2011 following the release of the album and because of the response received, the tour continued this year with new opening acts, fellow Georgians Luke Bryan and Lauren Alaina.
Aldean recently kicked off the summer leg of his tour and will look to break more records as the tour continues. According to Taste of Country, Aldean set the all-time record at Rodeo Houston at Reliant Center on March 15 with 74,901 fans in attendance. Just over a week later, his show at the IZOD Center also set a record among the venue’s country music concerts packing in 19,000 fans for the visit which exceeded Shania Twain’s previous record of 15,749 in 2003.
Aldean’s camp was forced to add a second show to the Georgia native’s stint in Atlanta over a week ago, which sold out in minutes. The singer surprised fans at the Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood show, inviting Grammy-winning hip-hop artist Ludacris to join him on stage during Friday’s show to perform the hit single “Dirt Road Anthem.”
CNN recently asked Aldean about the success of the tour. “Obviously that’s a good sign,” Aldean said, referring to the sold out dates in Atlanta. “We’ve always made it a point to let fans know that when you come out to our shows, it’s going to be fun.”
According to Aldean’s record company Broken Bow Records, the singer won the Breakthrough Award at the 2011 Billboard Touring Awards which honors the best tour based on ticket sales and data from Billboard Boxscore’s top tour recap. Aldean’s 2011 My Kinda Party Tour sold out more than 50 venues.
According to Will Flaherty, director of communications for SeatGeek, the average price for a ticket to see Aldean is $102.61 with Toronto ($159), Holmdel, NJ ($145), and Wheatland, CA ($140) among the priciest stops on the tour. The cities with the least expensive tickets on the tour are Hartford ($70), Noblesville, IN ($71), and Maryland Heights, MO ($71).
Upcoming shows include Nashville for the CMA Musical Festival and the 2012 Aldean Army Event. The show will make a stop in Toronto before making its way to Hartford on July 13 at the Comcast Theatre.
“This is certainly a popular tour this summer and likely will be amidst the top five of the summer when viewed in terms of ticket resale prices on secondary markets,” said Flaherty in a recent email to TicketNews. “It’s not quite in the realm of say a Justin Bieber tour, but it’s certainly popular and tickets are fetching above $100 on average in most major markets.”
CNN recently discussed Aldean’s next album scheduled for release in October. “I think ‘My Kinda Party,’ that album, was so successful, it’s going to be really hard to compare any album to that one,” said Aldean. “Now [I’m] not saying that I don’t hope this next record doesn’t come out and blow the doors off of that one, but you can’t really expect that.”
“You’ve just kind of got to go in and make what you feel like is a great record and put it out there and hope people dig it,” added Aldean.