Review: Jason Aldean grabs country's crown at Tampa's 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre
Can you believe that Brad Paisley, Brooks & Dunn and Rascal Flatts have all never sold out the 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre in Tampa?
And can you believe that Jason Aldean has?
Yes, country's newest superhero hunk sold out the Gary on Friday night, as 20,000 fans crowded into the shed for a rough-and-tumble, rock 'n' roll-style concert by Aldean. Sean Daly was there, too, and he writes:
There was so much rumble in the bass department that the sound often hit the crowd like a big mono haymaker. That took a little away from Aldean's voice, which is a good, gritty instrument, and his underrated phrasing, which can induce sing-alongs (Big Green Tractor), fist pumps (Crazy Town) and a good case of the weepies (See You When I See You). Aldean's versatile pipes were put to the test during the night's pull-out-the-stops highlight, when Kelly Clarkson, showing up in pre-taped form on a giant screen, hooked up with Aldean for their hit duet Don't You Wanna Stay.
Click here for Sean's full Jason Aldean concert review.
Photo: Daniel Wallace, tbt*.