Vicki DiAddezio, Orlando Correspondent
Venue: MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa-October 23, 2015
Jason Aldean has been touring relentlessly for the last year and a half. His Burn It Down Tour began on May 1, 2014 and before wrapping things up over this past weekend, his second to last stop landed at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater in Tampa. Having played more than 115 shows to over a million fans in the past year and a half, he brought as much energy and enthusiasm as you would expect to see during a tour’s opening night.
For this show, I was able to cover the first two songs for each act. The night kicked off with Tyler Farr followed by Cole Swindell. Each delivered a set that was full of energy, passion and enthusiasm. It was clearly evident that these two guys love what they do. Cole Swindell made a constant effort to interact with his fans by smiling at the girls, pointing at individuals in the crowd and reaching out for hands that were desperately trying to touch him as he walked by.
Between each set, DeeJay Silver thrilled the audience with his mixes and kept the excitement and momentum building to a peak level that exploded when Jason Aldean took the stage. The lights went down for a just a few seconds before the stage lit up with huge video screens filled with fire and bursts of pyrotechnics, supercharging the already heightened energy of the screaming fans. Jason Aldean stood on a platform that raised him several feet off the stage as he began to sing, quickly taking command of the crowd. For the amount of the show that I was able to witness, it was evident in his stage presence and his mannerisms that he enjoyed engaging with and entertaining his fans. This may have been a country show, but it most definitely had the energy of a rock concert.
Jason Aldean’s Burn It Down Tour marked his 10th Annual “Concert for the Cure”. A portion of ticket sales from each tour is set aside to be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. During the finale of this tour, which took place the following night in West Palm Beach, Jason Aldean presented the Susan G. Komen Foundation with over $615,000.00, which had been raised solely during the course of the Burn It Down Tour.
To make a donation to the Susan G. Komen Foundation go to www.komen.org/jasonaldean
Although it may have varied at times, the setlist below is what was the standard throughout the tour:
JASON ALDEAN SET LIST
- “ Hicktown“
- “ My Kinda Party“
- “ Tattoos on This Town“
- “ Amarillo Sky“
- “ Big Green Tractor“
- “ Johnny Cash“
- “ The Truth“
- “ Take a Little Ride“
- “ Fly Over States“
- “ When She Says Baby“
- “ 1994“
- “ Night Train“
- “ Don’t You Wanna Stay” (with Kelly Clarkson video hologram)
- “ The Only Way I Know” (with Florida Georgia Line)
- “ Heaven” ( Bryan Adams cover)
- “ Dirt Road Anthem“
- “ Crazy Town“
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