The hard-rocking country music star made a whirlwind run around the eastern U.S. on Thursday, announcing shows at Boston’s Fenway Park, Chicago’s Wrigley Field and on the University of Georgia campus in the space of 12 hours. Aldean will make the first appearance by a country music performer at Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox. And the show at Georgia’s Sanford Stadium next spring will be the first — and mostly likely the last — between the hedges. Miranda Lambert, Jake Owen and Thomas Rhett will be joining Jason at Fenway. Kelly Clarkson, Jake Owen and Thomas Rhett will join Jason in Chicago
The singer released his fifth album, “Night Train,” this week. That title is an apt metaphor for his career, which has been steaming along on a steep trajectory. About the only thing he hadn’t attained yet was a series of stadium shows, and he’s crossing that goal off the list on the “Night Train” tour in 2013.