Jason Aldean Heading To The Garden

Jason Aldean is a CMA and ACM award winner, his concerts are instant sell-outs and his songs are all over country music radio.  Even so, he’s never played New York City’s Madison Square Garden.  But that’s going to change in March.

March 2 is the day that Aldean’s “Night Train” tour with special guests Jake Owen and Thomas Rhett rolls into the Big Apple. 

Madison Square Garden won’t be the biggest venue Aldean plays on this tour. Not with two shows at Boston’s Fenway Park, a one-nighter at Chicago’s Wrigley Field and a gig at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga.

But playing the Garden for the first time is often seen by artists as a sign of success.  Led Zeppelin’s concert flick and live album, The Song Remains The Same, was filmed during the band’s three night stand at the venue in the mid 1970s. 

The Rolling Stones also rolled tape at MSG.  The live album – Get Yer Ya Ya’s Out – came out of the band’s 1969 shows at the Garden.

Other acts that have played the venue include Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, The Doors, Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley.

The venue has also been mentioned in song.  Ricky Nelson scored a hit during the 1970s with “Garden Party” which described a not-so-enjoyable experience stemming from when he played new music while appearing as one act among many at an oldies concert.  Paul McCartney showed some love for the venue when he mentioned the building in the Wings song “Venus & Mars Rock Show,” singing, “They got long hair at Madison Square …”

Now Aldean can look forward to joining all the stars that have played MSG. Tickets go on sale Jan. 18.  Visit JasonAldean.com for more information.