The song appears on the band’s forthcoming live covers record
Multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning Zac Brown Band’s cinematic, jam-heavy version of “Baba O’Riley” is available on all streaming platforms. Complete with a horn section and epic fiddle solos, the song was recorded live in 2016 at Boston’s Fenway Park, which holds a special place in both the band’s heart and career. As Fenway Music Hall of Fame members, Zac Brown Band made history in August, selling out the iconic stadium for the 14th time and marking the Park’s 100th concert. “Baba O’Riley” is the newest single from Zac Brown Band’s first ever live-covers album, From the Road, Vol. 1: Covers, out November 10th.
Releasing via Brown’s own label Home Grown Music, From the Road, Vol. 1: Covers includes ZBB’s rendition of Queen’s British-rock anthem “Bohemian Rhapsody” as well as the recently released cover of “The Way You Look Tonight” made popular by Frank Sinatra.
With tracks spanning over 11 years, the album showcases a selection of legendary performances in iconic venues from the genre-blending songsmiths, joined by acts John Mayer, Steven Tyler, Darrell Scott, Mark O’Connor Band and Marcus King. Ranging from quintessential rock with “Sweet Emotion” and “Baba O’Riley,” to the Beatles’ pop cult classic “Eleanor Rigby,” to Jimmy Buffett’s tropical escape “Margaritaville,” listeners can feel the spirited energy of ZBB’s performance through this special collection of raw, live recordings.
November marks the 15th anniversary of ZBB’s acclaimed breakout The Foundation, the album that led to the band’s Grammy win for Best New Artist and Grammy nomination for Best Country Album, as well as the Academy of Country Music’s nomination for Album of The Year. The album features live favorites “Toes,” “Free” and the recent 9x platinum “Chicken Fried.”
As announced yesterday, Zac Brown Band is a finalist for the 2023 Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs) for Top Country Duo/Group. The band also wrapped yet another summer packed full of massive shows and milestones. The From The Fire Tour continues tonight (Fri, Oct 27th) in Thackerville, OK, followed by a weekend run in Florida, including a two-night stand at Tampa’s MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre.
- Bohemian Rhapsody (Live at The SSE Arena, Wembley, London, UK, 09.25.2015)
- Baba O’Riley (Live at Fenway Park, Boston, MA, 08.20.2016)
- Enter Sandman (Live at Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL, 09.14.2014)
- Sabotage (Live at Windy City Smokeout, Chicago, IL, 7.16.2023)
- Sweet Emotion featuring Steven Tyler (Live at Fenway Park, Boston, MA, 08.09.2015)
- Whipping Post featuring Marcus King (Live at Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN, 10.17.2021)
- Margaritaville (Live at Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek, Raleigh, NC, 10.05.2023)
- It’s A Great Day To Be Alive feat. Darrell Scott (Live at Fenway Park, Boston, MA, 06.16.2018)
- Eleanor Rigby featuring Darrell Scott & Mark O’Connor Band (Live at Fenway Park, Boston, MA, 06.16.2018)
- With a Little Help From My Friends featuring Darrell Scott & Mark O’Connor Band (Live at Fenway Park, Boston, MA, 06.16.2018)
- Neon featuring John Mayer (Live at the Southern Ground Music and Food Festival, Nashville, TN, 09.22.2012)
- Use Somebody (Live at Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA, 08.25.2019)
- The Way You Look Tonight (Live at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, Irvine, CA, 06.04.2016)