Sully Erna, Aaron Lewis to team up for drive-in tour

Sully Erna and Aaron Lewis, frontmen of Godsmack and Staind, respectively, will perform their hits together, side by side, in an intimate and unplugged evening on “The American Drive-In Tour,” kicking off in October. It’s one of the first 2020 drive-in live rock concert tours planned across multiple cities.

“Me and Aaron Lewis? Onstage together … acoustic? Do I need to say more? Just don’t miss it! It may never happen again,” Erna said.

Lewis said: “Sully and I have been friends for 25 years. We’ve been talking about doing something for the last 10 years. The time has finally come. I couldn’t be more excited to be bringing this to you in such strange times.”

Tour producers Danny Wimmer Presents have worked closely with both artists and all venues to create a live concert environment that will bring rock fans back together in unique setups that promote social distancing for a safe experience.

“We’re eager to get back to what we love, and we’re determined to keep the music alive and keep the rock community strong during these times,” comments DWP President Joe Litvag. “Aaron and Sully on stage together like this is something that none of us have seen before but have always hoped would happen one day. We’re thrilled to be a part of it.”

The nationwide trek will follow current local health guidelines for fans’ safety and enjoyment. Some shows will be drive-in events with patrons in or adjacent to their cars, and other shows will feature viewing from socially distanced fan “pods” or tables designed for up to four people.

Tickets are on sale at  More dates will be announced in the coming weeks.

“The American Drive-In Tour” initial dates are as follows:

Thursday, October 1Wichita, KSStarlite Drive-In*
Friday, October 2Cedar Rapids, IAMcGrath Amphitheatre***
Saturday, October 3Somerset, WI (Minneapolis area)Somerset Amphitheater**
Friday, October 9Obetz, OH (Columbus area)Fortress Obetz**
Saturday, October 10McHenry, IL (Chicago area)McHenry Outdoor Theater*
Sunday, October 11Independence, MO (Kansas City area)B&B Theatres Twin Drive-In*
Saturday, October 17Biloxi, MSMississippi Coast Coliseum Lawn****
Sunday, October 18Lafayette, LAAcadiana Drive-In at Cajun Dome*
Friday, October 23Daytona, FLTBA
Saturday, October 24Concord, NC (Charlotte area)Charlotte Motor Speedway*
Friday, October 30Phoenix, AZArizona State Fairgrounds*
Saturday, October 31Ventura, CA (Los Angeles area)Ventura County Fairgrounds*
Sunday, November 1Del Mar, CA (San Diego area)Del Mar Fairgrounds*

Details subject to change based on local guidelines. Events are rain or shine.

*Socially distanced drive-in, up to four patrons per vehicle
**Socially distanced pod, up to four patrons per pod
***Socially distanced tickets, purchased in quantities of two, three, four or five
****Socially distanced tables, up to eight patrons per table

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