Reporting Annie Reuter
Jason Aldean has been breaking countless records during his current summer stadium Night Train Tour. So what better way to immortalize it than in the music video for his current single “Night Train?”
The video, directed by Wes Edwards, gives an insider look to Aldean’s current tour. From the merch stand being set up to fans arriving at the venue and Aldean slowly walking to the stage, the video sets up his nightly performance in great detail. As the lights dim and Aldean takes the stage to screaming fans, the video gives a glimpse at what Aldean sees each evening. Watch below:
Last month, Aldean headlined two shows at Boston’s Fenway Park and broke attendance records for the venue. Both shows sold-out in minutes and surpassed Paul McCartney’s previous record for a single-night concert and Dave Matthews for his two-night run in 2006.
That same month, Aldean performed a sold-out show at Chicago’s Wrigley Field. Footage from that show (which included a surprise downpour) is featured in the “Night Train” video.
It’s been a big year for Aldean overall. As music journalist Alan Light said in a recent Radio.com profile on Aldean, this year the Georgia singer “blew through being an arena headliner” and proved he can now handle stadium crowds.
Aldean is as surprised with his success as anyone. He told the Chicago Sun-Times he “never dreamed” he’d be playing stadiums like Sanford, Fenway, or Wrigley. “Just to have gotten to that point in my career to do something like headline a show at Wrigley Field is crazy.”
“I have always tried to do things in my career that would push myself, and by doing that I have figured out what I could do well and what I couldn’t do well,” he told the paper. “I’m not scared of falling on my face. God knows I have done that plenty of times. I guess it’s just that I never want to get comfortable with what I am doing. Pushing myself to try new things doesn’t scare me at all.”