The country hitmaker and Georgia native played an electrifying 22-song set at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, NY on Saturday, August 7, which prompted a chant from the capacity crowd. During his lengthy set, Aldean went on comment on fans lack of wearing masks, telling the crowd “you know the coolest thing about all this, the coolest thing to me right now is i’m looking out right now at all you guys and I don’t see one f*cking mask.”
Aldean’s excitement of returning to the stage and seeing his fans faces again (without masks) for the first time in over a year prompted a thunderous U.S.A. chant in the midst of a roaring applause.
“And I got to be honest my favorite thing about coming back, it’s been 17 months since me and the guys were on tour last,” Aldean told the crowd.
The “Blame It On You” singer also joked with his fans saying, “this is our first weekend back and who knows what’s going to happen next week. So, shit we might play all night tonight, I don’t know cause I don’t if they’re going to let us play next week.”
He concluded his anti-mask rant exclaiming, “I’ve had just about enough of that shit.”
Aldean’s comments come as the United States faces another spike in COVID-19 cases, reportedly fueled by the Delta variant. According to data from John Hopkins University, the United States has reported over 1.5 million new cases of the virus in the month of August so far.
@joest35Jason Aldean “No Fucking Mask” “USA” ##jasonaldean ##foryoupage ##Nomask ##countrymusic♬ original sound – Joe St
Aldean’s 22-song set featured performances of some of his biggest hits, including “Crazy Town,” “You Make It Easy,” “Burnin’ It Down,” “We Back,” “Dirt Road Anthem,” “My Kinda Party,” his latest chart-topping hit “Blame It On You,” and so many more.
The country superstar’s massive headlining tour dubbed Back In The Saddle Tour features Aldean alongside special guests HARDY, Lainey Wilson and John Morgan. Tickets for the Back In The Saddle Tour are on-sale now, HERE.
Following his late summer through mid-fall tour, Aldean will return to Park Theater at Park MGM in Las Vegas for his Back in the Saddle: Las Vegas 2021 three-night mini-residency which runs December 9 through 11th.
See a full list of his upcoming tour dates below.
JASON ALDEAN: BACK IN THE SADDLE TOUR 2021 DATES:
08/14/21 Philadelphia, PA – BB&T Pavilion
08/19/21 Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
08/20/21 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
08/21/21 Atlanta, GA – Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
08/27/21 Orange Beach, AL – The Wharf Amphitheater
08/28/21 Orange Beach, AL – The Wharf Amphitheater
09/09/21 Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
09/10/21 Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
09/11/21 Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
09/16/21 Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena
09/17/21 Seattle, WA – White River Amphitheater
09/18/21 Portland, OR – Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
09/23/21 Sacramento, CA – Toyota Amphitheatre
09/24/21 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
09/25/21 Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
09/30/21 Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
10/01/21 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
10/02/21 Denver, CO – Ball Arena*
10/07/21 Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center*
10/08/21 Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center
10/09/21 St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
10/14/21 Charleston, WV – Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center
10/15/21 Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center*
10/16/21 Birstow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
10/21/21 Charlottesville, VA – John Paul Jones Arena
10/22/21 Greenville, SC – Bon Secours Wellness Arena
10/23/21 Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena
10/28/21 Estero, FL – Hertz Arena
10/29/21 West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
10/30/21 Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre