Jason Aldean makes history with Fenway Park sellout

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CMA Entertainer of the Year nominee Jason Aldean made history last week when he announced he’d be the first country act to headline Boston’s Fenway Park. This week, he did it again when his Saturday, July 13 show became the fastest concert sell out in Fenway Park history.

“When we started talking about playing stadiums, my only request was to play venues that were special and really meant something to me,” explained Aldean in a press release. “At 100 years old, Fenway Park is one of the most iconic baseball stadium in the country and there is absolutely nothing in the world that could be more special than selling that place out… as an entertainer and as a huge baseball fan. This has been the most unbelievable week…all I can say is THANK YOU.”

“Since Jason’s surprise appearance at Fenway Park last week, the reaction over the show has been unprecedented,” said Dave Marsden, Senior Vice President of Booking for Live Nation, in a press release. “So were ticket sales…this was the fastest sellout of all the shows Fenway Park has hosted.”

The Fenway Park sellout, which took just seven minutes, comes just after Aldean’s new album Night Train debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 with 409,303 copies sold in its first week. This marks the second-highest debut in all genres of music this year and the highest in country since 2010. The total more than doubles the first week sales of Aldean’s previous album, the triple-platinum My Kinda Party.

Aldean will be joined by guests Miranda Lambert, Jake Owen and Thomas Rhett at the Fenway Park concert next summer. Currently, there is no news on whether or not a second show will be added.

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