Yes, I’m Pinching You. It’s Not A Dream…
THE AMERICAN DRIVE-IN TOUR 2020: SULLY ERNA & AARON LEWIS
Due to incredible fan demand, TheAmerican Drive-In Tour featuring Godsmack’s Sully Erna and Staind frontman Aaron Lewis together for the first time in an acoustic setting has added two new dates this month: Dallas on October 27 at Fair Park and San Antonio on October 28 at the AT&T Center. Tickets for these new show dates, as well as the originally announced events, are now on sale at www.aaronandsully.com.
The American Drive-In Tour is one of the first 2020 drive-in live rock concert tours planned across multiple cities, and kicked off October 2 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. It’s currently scheduled to run through November 1 in Del Mar, California with stops in major markets across the country. Each night, two of the most acclaimed frontmen in rockperform their hits and covers together, side-by-side, in an intimate and unplugged evening, offering a once-in-a-lifetime event for fans. Erna is the accomplished founder, vocalist, guitarist and songwriter for the multiplatinum rock band Godsmack, selling over 20 million records worldwide, enjoying four Grammy nominations and eleven #1 singles at mainstream rock radio. In May, Godsmack’s“Unforgettable” became the fourth #1 rock track from their latest album When Legends Rise (BMG). This accomplishment makesGodsmack one of only four rock acts to reach this milestone. Erna also released his latest solo album Hometown Life in 2016.
Lewis, who fronts and founded the wildly-successful rock group Staind, has sold 17 million albums worldwide and has enjoyed four consecutive top three debuts on Billboard’s Top 200. The single “It’s Been Awhile,” remains the most-played rock song of its decade. His solo material includes the platinum selling hit “Country Boy” and 4 albums of tried-and-true, twang-heavy Outlaw Country tunes, including his most recent album, State I’m In. At each tour date, Lewis will also be hosting Virtual Meet & Greets along with a Signed Merch Experience, to include: an exclusive drive-in tour poster (signed), drive-in tour red solo cup, screen shot selfie, virtual one-on-one meet & greet access, private video chat with Aaron Lewis, Aaron Lewis Guitar Pick Collection and Aaron Lewis Neck Gaiter. Limited quantities are available and can be purchased at AaronLewis.com.
Tour producers Danny Wimmer Presents have worked closely with both artists and all venues to create a live concert environment that will bring rock fans back together in unique setups that promote social distancing for a safe experience. The nationwide trek follows current local health guidelines for fans’ safety and enjoyment. Some shows will be drive-in events with patrons in or adjacent to their cars, and other shows will feature viewing from socially distanced fan “pods” or tables designed for up to four people (as noted in the chart below).
The remaining American Drive-In Tour dates are as follows:
Friday, October 9Obetz, OH (Columbus area)Fortress Obetz*
Saturday, October 10McHenry, IL (Chicago area)McHenry Outdoor Theater*
Sunday, October 11Independence, MO (Kansas City area)B&B Theatres Twin Drive-In*
Saturday, October 17 Biloxi,MS Mississippi Coast Coliseum Lawn****
Sunday, October 18Lafayette, LACajundome Parking Lot**
Friday, October 23Daytona Beach, FLDaytona International Speedway*
Saturday, October 24Concord, NC (Charlotte area)Charlotte Motor Speedway*
Tuesday, October 27 Dallas, TX Fair Park*
Wednesday, October 28, San Antonio, TX Budlight Courtyard at AT&T Center*****
Friday, October 30 Phoenix, AZ Arizona State Fairgrounds*
Saturday, October 31 Ventura, CA (Los Angeles area) Ventura County Fairgrounds*
Sunday, November 1Del Mar, CA (San Diego area) Del Mar Fairgrounds*
Details subject to change based on local guidelines. Events are rain or shine.
*Socially distanced drive-in, up to four patrons per vehicle
**Socially distanced pod, up to four patrons per pod
***Socially distanced tickets, purchased in quantities of two, three, four or five
****Socially distanced tables, up to eight patrons per table
***** Socially distanced tables, up to six patrons per table
Danny Wimmer Presents is the largest independent festival producer in the United States. Having recently launched the wildly successful digital series Offstage with DWP, the company also looks to announce more ventures into the digital content curation space soon with Pay-Per-View livestreams as well as additional online series. DWP is also taking steps to expand their portfolio into venue management, booking, national touring, event services and more.
About Aaron Lewis: Known for his outspokenness, impassioned live show and Outlaw Country tunes, Aaron Lewis’ recent album, the Buddy Cannon-produced State I’m In (The Valory Music Co.) is the follow-up to Sinner, which went to No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums, Top 200 Albums, and Top Digital Albums Charts upon release chart and blasts through today’s Country music doldrums like a shot of 100-proof whiskey, with the singer making zero compromises with either himself or the restrictions of a format that seems to have abandoned its rougher tendencies in favor of pop and ‘70s rock inclinations largely lacking in grit. Lewis, who fronts the wildly-successful rock group Staind, has sold 17 million albums worldwide and four consecutive top three debuts on Billboard’s Top 200, including the single “It’s Been Awhile,” which remains the most-played rock song of the decade.https://aaronlewismusic.com
About Sully Erna: Founder, vocalist, guitarist and songwriter for the multi-platinum rock band Godsmack, Sully Erna released his latest solo album Hometown Life in 2016 via BMG. Composed by Sully on piano and acoustic guitar and produced in his New Hampshire studio, Hometown Life offers a departure from the tribal, world music feel and experimentation on 2010’s Avalon. Hometown Life’s 10 songs are more accessible, sonically and musically precise. Godsmack stand strong as 21st century hard rock titans. With an unbreakable spirit and die-hard work ethic evocative of their hometown, the Boston quartet fought hard to secure a place in music history since first smashing their way on to the scene in 1998. To date, they’ve notched a staggering eleven #1 singles at mainstream rock radio, including “Awake,” “Straight Out of Line,” “Cryin’ Like A Bitch,” and “I Stand Alone.” In May 2020, Godsmack’s track “Unforgettable” became the fourth #1 rock track from their latest album When Legends Rise (BMG). This accomplishment makes Godsmack one of only four rock acts to reach this achievement. Moreover, they’ve enjoyed 24 Top 10 hits at the format-the most of any act since February 1999-as well as four Grammy nominations, and were winners of The Billboard Music Awards Rock Artists of the Year in 2001. Selling over 20 million records worldwide, the band has also unleashed three consecutive albums at #1 on the Billboard Top 200-namely Faceless , IV , and The Oracle . This places them in league with Van Halen, U2, Metallica, Dave Matthews Band, and Linkin Park who have also enjoyed the same streak. Moreover, the accomplishment on the road remains staggering with headlining sets around the world.
Watch for more about this show as The American Drive-In sets out on a most anticipated event of 2020!
Til Next Time – MRML – Cherri