Drive-ins will never be the same again. "For the first time ever," a press release declares "Sully Erna and Aaron Lewis, two of the most acclaimed frontmen in rock — the voices of multiplatinum rock bands Godsmack and Staind — will perform their hits together, side-by-side, in an intimate and unplugged evening on "The American Drive-In Tour", kicking off in October. "
That's right, concerts are back baybeeeee, in drive in acoustic form only for the time being. And who better to try out this experiment than Sully and Aaron.
The tour goes all across the country (mainly the mid-west, and south to be clear) and will play a collection of drive-ins, amphitheaters, speedways and fairgrounds.
Erna said: "Me and Aaron Lewis? Onstage together…acoustic? Do I need to say more? Just don't miss it! It may never happen again."
Added Lewis: "Sully and I have been friends for 25 years. We've been talking about doing something for the last 10 years. The time has finally come. I couldn't be more excited to be bringing this to you in such strange times."
According to the press release, 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 show will feature a barrage of hits, covers, conversation and laughs that will create a true sense of unity for audiences across the country.
Here is the routing breakdown:
Oct. 01 – Wichita, KS @ Starlite Drive-In*
Oct. 02 – Cedar Rapid, IA @ McGrath Amphitheatre***
Oct. 03 – Somerset, WI @ Somerset Amphitheater**
Oct. 09 – Obetz, OH @ Fortress Obetz**
Oct. 10 – McHenry, IL @ McHenry Outdoor Theater*
Oct. 11 – Independence, MO @ B&B Theatres Twin Drive-In*
Oct. 17 – Biloxi, MS @ Mississippi Coast Coliseum Lawn****
Oct. 18 – Lafayette, LA @ Acadiana Drive-In at Cajun Dome*
Oct. 23 – Daytona, FL @ [to be announced]
Oct. 24 – Concord, NC @ Charlotte Motor Speedway*
Oct. 30 – Phoenix, AZ @ Arizona State Fairgrounds*
Oct. 31 – Ventura, CA @ Ventura County Fairgrounds*
Nov. 01 – Del Mar, CA @ Del Mar Fairgrounds*
* 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