Jason Aldean returns to the Erie Insurance Arena to party with his fans that sold out the arena for the second time
The line from the door traveled all the way down the street of the Erie Insurance Arena as fans waited to be the first to inside. Jason Aldean sold out the venue two years ago when he made his first stop. But for openers, A Thousand Horses, it was a first-time deal.
The band came out with a punch playing songs off their debut studio album, Southernality, released last year. They began with “Smoke” to which fans jumped out of their seats and started dancing. “(This Ain’t No) Drunk Dial” followed and then “Southernality.”
A Thousand Horses caught the attention of many people who were not familiar with them. Based on the roar of the crowd, they made many new fans.
Following A Thousand Horses was Thomas Rhett who has grown more popular by the day. While women fall in love with his good looks, men fall in love with his songwriting. Rhett has co-written for artists such as Lee Brice, Florida Georgia Line, and of course Jason Aldean in the past which could explain why he is on the tour.
Rhett entered the stage in front of the fantastic lighting backdrop to thunderous applause and cheers. He showed off his talent in engaging the crowd as moved about the stage, one side to the other. The intensity of the crowd response grew as Rhett waded out into the audience going from section to section to finish off his set.
It came time for Jason Aldean. Before the curtain dropped, the stage lights shone purple and “Purple Rain” by Prince played over the sound system in tribute to the music legend. Following the song, The stage went dark, the curtain dropped, and cheers erupted throughout the venue.
One can only imagine what it felt like for Aldean as he looked and saw a completely packed arena. He opened with “Just Gettin’ Started.” As Aldean sang, fans were out of their seats and dancing to every song.
Aldean stated that his album was coming out this summer, but that was not all. He is also was filming a new music video during this show in Erie for his first single, “Lights Come On,” from his upcoming album.
The fans cheered all night long as Aldean played some of his most popular hits such as “She’s Country,” “Hicktown,” and his most recent hit, “Burnin’ It Down.” An amazing light and video show played in the background of the huge screen as Aldean performed.
He performed “My Kinda Party,” the Brantley Gilbert song with Aldean covered in 2010.
The night included many other great hits; “Fly Over States,” “Big Green Tractor,” “Tonight Looks Good on You,” and the medley of “Asphalt Cowboy/Why/The Truth/Don’t You Wanna Stay.”
He wrapped night playing “Dirt Road Anthem” from Colt Ford and his chart-topping hit, “Crazy Town.” The energy in the arena with palpable, as elated fans cheered and screamed. Jason Aldean gave Erie fans another incredible show and they responded in kind. We would not be surprised to see him back once again in the future.