Live Nation is set to deliver a drive-in concert series, dubbed “Live from the Drive-In,” to U.S. fans.
Live Nation officials revealed their multi-city drive-in tour with Digital Music News this morning. The announcement comes just three days after the leading concert promoter unveiled a similar concert series for United Kingdom residents.
Grammy-winning country artist Brad Paisley will perform in all three of the current “Live from the Drive-In” cities – St. Louis, Nashville, and Indianapolis.
Fellow Grammy Award recipient Nelly (with a 20th anniversary celebration of his debut album, Country Grammar) and Pink Floyd tribute band El Monstero will also perform in St. Louis. Plus, country star Jon Pardi and Hootie & the Blowfish frontman Darius Rucker have been booked for Nashville’s shows, and Pardi, Paisley, and rock/tribute band Yacht Rock Revue will headline the Indianapolis dates.
The drive-in concerts will kick off (in all three locations) on July 10th. Live Nation plans to offer Citi Cardmembers an exclusive pre-sale opportunity tomorrow (June 23rd) at noon local time, with general sale tickets slated to become available this Friday, June 26th, at 10 AM local time.
Additionally, Live Nation is selling “Live from the Drive-In” merchandise, with 100 percent of profits benefiting its crew-member aid fund, Crew Nation.
The drive-in tour’s passes will cover one vehicle (with up to four passengers), and attendees are encouraged to tailgate in the designated space (spanning 18 feet in length and nine feet in width) beside their cars. An empty space of the same size will separate each tailgating area from the next vehicle over.
Addressing his company’s innovative drive-in shows, Tom See, Live Nation’s President of Venues – US Concerts, said: “Around the world, we’re seeing a real eagerness from our fans and artists to safely get back to the concert experience. We are excited to unveil Live From The Drive-In – a completely unique outdoor concert series that will allow fans to enjoy live shows again, while socially distanced.”
Elsewhere, Garth Brooks’ 300-venue drive-in concert will take place this Saturday, June 27th, and YouTuber Marc Rebillet is preparing to close his drive-in concert series – the first in the United States – on Sunday.