Popular country star Jason Aldean has officially announced the cities he will visit on the first leg of his 2013 Night Train Tour. Aldean will hit the road early in the year, kicking off the tour off on February 21 in Bossier City, Los Angeles.
Previously, Aldean announced that the tour would be making stops in a few historic baseball stadiums — Fenway Park in Boston, Wrigley Stadium in Chicago, and Sanford Stadium in Athens, Georgia. Tickets for stadium performances are already on sale, and after the initial date for Boston sold out in ten minutes, Aldean added a second performance with tickets to that show going on sale this past Friday, November 2.
Although Aldean is holding back information on official venues and dates, he has released a list of cities he plans to make stops in along the way. The tour is expected to stretch from February until sometime in May.
The first leg of the tour is planned to hit 23 venues across the United States. Notable cities on Aldean’s list include: Houston, Knoxville, Little Rock, Tulsa, Omaha and Uncasville. A full list can be viewed on Aldean’s official website.
Special guests Jake Owen and Thomas Rhett will be joining Aldean throughout the duration of the Night Train tour. Other opening acts scheduled include Luke Bryan for the University of Georgia stop, Miranda Lambert at Fenway Park, and Kelly Clarkson at Wrigley Field.
The 2013 Night Train Tour is in support of Aldean’s fifth studio album, Night Train. The album was released on October 16 and debuted at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart. Popular tracks on the album include “Take A Little Ride,” “When She Says Baby” and “Walking Away.” Billboard reviewed the album, saying Aldean is pushing the limits to move his “sound forward sonically, vocally and lyrically.”
Aldean has more than seven million records sold, and ten number one hit singles. His last tour, the My Kinda Party Tour completely sold out, and sold upwards of 1.9 million tickets. “I’ve always kind of felt like I had something to prove,” Aldean says about his music career. “It’s what keeps me hungry.”
“The thing I’m most excited about for next year is getting to add some new songs off the ‘Night Train’ album into my show. As a musician, it’s great to be able to shake up the set list, and thinking of cool ways to present these new songs in the live show…”Aldean said on his official music website. “We’re already working on some cool production ideas, and we’re going to come back from the holidays ready to go.” He also said that he is a huge fan of both Jake Owen and Thomas Rhett, and is looking forward to teaming up with them for the tour.
Aldean is expected to announce official venues and dates for the 2013 Night Train Tour in the near future. Information regarding ticket on sale dates for the general public should be released soon as well. Aldean’s last tour with Luke Bryan had average ticket prices of over $120 on the secondary market.