Jason Aldean will become the first country music star to play a concert at Fenway Park, the home of the Boston Red Sox.
Aldean’s July 13, 2013 appearance at the historic baseball field will be the first stop on his first ever stadium tour. Aldean made the announcement Thursday in front of the Green Monster, Fenway’s thirty-seven-foot high left field wall, which is the highest in Major League Baseball. Red Sox president/CEO Larry Lucchino and members of the team made a celebratory clip for the singer that played on the stadium’s video board.
“Being the first country music artist to ever come here and headline a show is amazing. It’s going to be a fun night. Over the last several years, my career, especially the touring side of that, has been pretty amazing. It’s been growing. So thank you guys for having us. I can’t wait for July 13.”
The thirty-five-year-old Macon, Georgia native released his fifth album, Night Train, Tuesday. The first single from the album, “Take a Little Ride,” was the highest selling digital debut for a solo male country artist and was also the fastest rising No. 1 single on the country song chart this year.
Aldean will be joined by Miranda Lambert, Thomas Rhett, and Jake Owen.
Red Sox players David Ortiz, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, and Dustin Pedroia welcomed Aldean to Fenway in a short video, and the country star walked out of the dugout to songs from his new album before signing the wall inside the Green Monster’s scoreboard.
Jason Aldean’s yearlong “My Kinda Party” tour concludes on October 27 in Dallas with more than 1.9 million tickets sold.