Jason Aldean returned to the stage last week for back-to-back headlining shows at the Bonnaroo Farm in Manchester, Tennessee. While on stage, the superstar announced plans for a massive, 35-date tour, kicking off on August 8.
The father of four sat down with Entertainment Tonight prior to his emotional return to the stage to chat about the upcoming tour and revealed that the 2021 trek won’t exactly be a family affair as his youngest children, Memphis and Navy, “don’t do well sleeping on the bus.” The superstar added that they will still be “a part” of the fun sometimes, but shared that they’ll be sticking close to home for the majority of the run.
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Aldean got to spend quite a bit of time at home with his children throughout the past year and has thoroughly enjoyed the extra father/kid time.
“I have one going to college and two still in diapers. And then I have one that’s 13, so it’s been great getting the chance to spend some time with them. My wife says she loves having me at home, I don’t know if that’s actually the case,” he joked. “I think she’s probably ready for us to get back on the road. But it’s been really cool and, you know, it’s allowed us to do some family trips and things like that and get some quality time in with the family.”
After months away from the road, Aldean and his band are more than ready to get “Back in the Saddle” and the Georgia native promises to put on one heck of a show.
“I’ve been at this now for 16-ish years, something like that, but I never have any time off like this,” he explained. “There’s a lot of pent-up frustration that’s about to get turned loose, you know, and it started last night. I think for us, we’re ready to go. You know, we’re rested up more than we wanted to be rested and, you know, I think these will be some of the best shows we’ve ever done probably.”
Tickets for the Back in the Saddle Tour 2021 go on sale to the public beginning Friday, May 21 at 10 am local time via Jason Aldean’s official website.