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The "Take a Little Ride" singer will be joined on the road by soon-to-be-papa Jake Owen and the recently-married Thomas Rhett. "The thing I'm most excited about for next year is getting to add some new songs off the 'Night Train' album into my show," Jason says. "As a musician, it's great to be able to shake up the set list and think of cool ways to present these new songs in the live show. We're already working on some cool production ideas, and we're going to come back from the holidays ready to go. I'm a big fan of both Jake and Thomas Rhett, so it'll be awesome to have those guys out with us."
Jason has already had a little taste of his favorite thing about the upcoming tour -- sharing new music with fans. While entertaining students at the University of Georgia for the announcement of his Sanford Stadium show, he discovered fans who already knew tracks from Night Train, not a week after the album was released. One of the night's highlights came when fans yelled for his latest single, "The Only Way I Know," which features Luke Bryan and Eric Church.
"I love the fact that people already know the songs!" exclaimed Jason to The Boot and other reporters at the UGA announcement. "Unfortunately, they requested a song that I haven't played live yet, so I had to defer that one a little bit. That's the thing, we've got three more shows this year, then we're going to take a little time off. By the time we roll out next year on the big tour, we're going to have a lot of these new songs in the show. I'm as excited to play them as they are to hear them."
The "Take a Little Ride" singer will play 23 cities from February to May of next year, in addition to his three stadium stops: University of Georgia's Sanford Stadium (April 13), Boston's Fenway park (July 12 and 13) and Chicago's Wrigley Field (July 20).
2013 Night Train Tour Destinations:
Bossier City, LA
Grand Forks, ND
Las Cruces, NM
Little Rock, AR
N. Charleston, SC