Hootie & the Blowfish Reunite for One-Night-Only Event
Jason Aldean returned to his home state of Georgia on Wednesday (March 14th) to reveal the one-night-only lineup from SunTrust Park for his High Noon Neon Tour stop at the new Atlanta Braves stadium on July 21st. During the exclusive press conference, Aldean was joined by President of Live Nation Country Touring Brian O’Connell, legendary baseball player Chipper Jones and tour opener Lauren Alaina along with Luke Combs who joined via video. Additionally three-time GRAMMY award-winner Darius Rucker exclusively announced Hootie & the Blowfish will reunite for the night to serve as direct support for the show. Fans can purchase tickets beginning next Friday, March 23rd at 10 am ET at JasonAldean.com and LiveNation.com.
“Out of all the shows we’ve played, I know this show is going to be a career defining moment,” Aldean stated during the press conference. “We haven’t had a chance to play Atlanta in a couple years in anticipation of this show and I know this night is going to mean a lot to my family and me. I’ve followed the Braves my whole life….was even at the ’95 game when they clinched the World Series…so this is a huge full circle moment for me.”
“Last Spring we were brainstorming what could happen this year to spice up Jason’s touring routine, and the top thing on his mind was to play the home of the Atlanta Braves,” O’Connell added. “It’s important to understand Jason’s history with Georgia not only as an entertainer but as a person who wants to honor his roots. He is the only Country music artist to play UGA’s Sanford Stadium and now SunTrust Park and I know it’s going to be the show of the summer in Atlanta.”
The High Noon Neon Tour kicks off in Kansas City, MO on May 10th hitting 34 cities across the country. Tickets are part of Live Nation’s Country Megaticket which is available in select cities. Alean will release his eighth studio album, Rearview Town, on April 13th via Broken Bow Records. The upcoming album follows his last three albums that each bowed at No. 1 on the all-genre Billboard 200 albums chart and all seven of his previous LPs have achieved Platinum certification or better, tallying more than 15 million total album sales and 19 No. 1 hits.
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