Trace Marks 9/11 With Defiant Performance

TraceOnstage.jpg

It may be nine years since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, but for Trace Adkins that time passed has hardly cooled his fury.

At a pair of especially patriotic concerts this weekend with Toby Keith—one in Scranton, Pa., the other near our nation’s capital in Bristow, Va.—Trace chose to mark the anniversary by playing his seldom-performed 2003 song “Welcome to Hell.”

“I wanted to write a song that insults those guys,” Trace told an appreciative Scranton crowd on Friday night (Sept. 10), referring to the 9/11 hijackers. “This is that song.” And with that he launched into the fiery show-closing “Welcome to Hell,” a furious rocker from his Greatest Hits Collection, Volume 1 album that finds Trace playing the devil and asking the terrorists to Come on in, have a seat / Don’t mind the screams, don’t mind the heat.

“I don’t scare worth a sh-t,” Trace said, prior to the daring performance. “And this country doesn’t either.”

Comments

More News

Performance of Sia’s “Chandelier” has judges and audience on their feet.
“Rocks in Your Shoes” singer continues in reality competition.
“Roller Coaster” singer celebrates agricultural communities starting Oct. 1 in Knoxville, Tenn.
Big Machine artists kiss the bricks and sing some hits.
Dozens treated for illness, several arrested show at Xfinity Center.
Clip directed by Kristin Barlowe blends graffiti and animation.