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University of Georgia students thinking they were attending a pep rally for their beloved Bulldogs got a big surprise when a curtain dropped on UGA's Legion Field and out strolled Jason Aldean .
Jason was in Athens to announce that his Night Train Tour will be the first—and supposedly last—concert to take place in the school's Sanford Stadium on April 13. He also performed a six-song set, including hits from his last album, My Kinda Party, and current single "Take a Little Ride," for the crowd of fired-up students.
It was the third and final announcement in a day full of big news for Team Aldean. Earlier, he announced a pair of ballpark shows slated for this summer: one in Boston's Fenway Park on July 13, the other at Chicago's Wrigley Field on July 20. Jason told Country Weekly he is excited by the challenge of adapting his live show for the monster-sized venues.
"Over the years, we’ve been able to transform our shows to wherever we were playing, whether it be a club or theaters or amphitheaters or festivals. We’ve always been able to adjust. This will be a big jump for us, as far as production and staging. But I’m excited about that. It gives me a challenge," he said following his performance at UGA. "The thing I never want to do is get comfortable, on stage or with our show. This gives me a reason to have to think about things a little bit and figure out different ways to entertain and reach the people that are going to be all around us."
Fellow Georgian Luke Bryan will join him for the Sanford Stadium performance, along with Jake Owen and Thomas Rhett. Tickets for the concert go on sale Nov. 2.