Country star Jason Aldean is raring to go get back onstage and perform music live.
“Who is ready for some live shows again???????” Aldean tweeted Wednesday, adding a throwback photo of himself performing a live concert. “This mfker Is!!!! Who’s with me?”
Jason Aldean Wants to Get Back to Live Music
This is not the first time in recent memory that Aldean has expressed his eagerness to get back onstage and back on the road. In December, he tweeted, “As always, I appreciate everyone who cranks our songs up! Can’t wait to get back on the road and see u guys LIVE!”
And in November, he wrote, “Man I’m missin these Friday Nights! Can’t wait to get back on the road and play for u guys.”
Aldean is slated to perform next on July 10 of this year in Fort Loramie, Ohio; on July 18 in Brooklyn, Michigan; and on Aug. 3 in Davenport, Iowa.
Outdoor Shows Safer than Indoor Ones
The summertime will likely bring a wave of outdoor shows, which are considered safer during the pandemic than indoor shows.
At a recent conference of the Association of Performing Arts Professionals, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci estimated that it should be safe to attend indoor concerts again by autumn of 2021. He said the country needs to cross the threshold of a 70% to 85% vaccination level before arts venues can once again open their doors to indoor audiences.
“If everything goes right, this is will occur some time in the fall of 2021, so that by the time we get to the early to mid-fall, you can have people feeling safe performing onstage as well as people in the audience,” he said.
He further suggested that concert venues update their ventilation and filtration systems to limit the spread of the virus. And he added that even when indoor venues do open again, they will probably ask audiences to wear masks, just as some airlines are now doing.
“We’ll be back in the theaters — performers will be performing, audiences will be enjoying it,” Fauci said. “It will happen.”
It can’t happen soon enough for Aldean. And while he acknowledged that wearing a mask has taken some adjustment, he said last autumn that he’s gotten used to grabbing his mask along with his wallet and keys when he leaves the house. Plus, fewer people recognize him with his mask on.
“The mask, as much as I hate ’em, has been kind of cool because you kind of blend in with everybody else,” Aldean said.