'We're Going to Turn It Up,' says Jason Aldean about his socially distant Bonnaroo Farm shows.
After a year-long hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Jason Aldean is eager to return to the stage. In May, the country legend revealed that he'll perform a pair of socially distant shows at the Bonnaroo festival site in Manchester, Tenn., as part of the Concerts on the Farm series.
"AT LAST!!! In May, they'll let the boys loose. LET'S GET THIS THING DONE!" "Jason Aldean: Live at the Bonnaroo Farm," Aldean wrote in an Instagram post on Monday (April 5), announcing the shows. The performances will take place on the 14th and 15th of May.
"You might have asked me to play a gas station at this point and I would have said yes," Aldean said in a statement on his website about the limited-capacity shows, which will feature fans seated in four-person pods six feet apart. "So being able to set up the whole show with all of the band members wired in is going to be a blast. We're going to crank it up — there's no one else around to mess with — and make up for some lost time."
Aldean Army members will buy tickets early on Wednesday (April 7) at 11 a.m. ET, with $1 going to the Bonnaroo Works Fund for each ticket purchased.
Inside their pods, attendees will set up chairs and blankets. On the concert grounds, masks are needed, but they can be removed once concertgoers enter the pods, which range in price from $99 to $450. Billy Strings, Jon Pardi, The Avett Brothers, and this year's rescheduled Bonnaroo Music + Arts Festival are among the other artists performing at Concert on the Farm.