Drive-in Concerts – Upcoming Tours and Tickets
While folks have been staying home to protect the health of their communities, there’s been an indefinite pause on live concerts– a tough pill to swallow for performers and fans alike. But, this has allowed many artists the opportunity to get a little creative; some have taken to hosting “drive-in concerts,” with fans attending the show in their cars, a throwback to drive-in movies of yesteryear.
Mads Langer in Aarhus, Denmark was one of the first to perform a drive-in concert during the pandemic, on April 24:
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Keith Urban also recently hosted a drive-in concert, and this video he posted gives a great feel for the experience:
NOW SHOWING – URBAN UNDERGROUND 🎬
A huge THANK YOU to all @VUMChealth frontline workers who attended tonight’s special show at the drive in! @VUMChealth @VUMCchildren @LiveNation @stardustdrivein #frontline pic.twitter.com/E7BfOQL7dQ
— Keith Urban (@KeithUrban) May 15, 2020
We expect many more artists to announce similar shows in the coming weeks, as a way of connecting with fans while maintaining social distance and keeping everyone safe. You may have already seen some of your favorite artists announcing drive-ins on Twitter or Instagram. Here are a few happening soon to look out for:
Drive in Concerts in June 2020
|June 4||Arlington, Texas||Eli Young Band|
|June 4||Hoover, Alabama||Black Jacket Symphony|
|June 5||Arlington, Texas||Whiskey Myers|
|June 6||Arlington, Texas||Pat Green|
|June 7||Arlington, Texas||Josh Abbott Band & Kevin Fowler|
|June 9||Baltimore, Maryland||Marc Rebillet|
|June 10||Baltimore, Maryland||Marc Rebillet|
|June 11||Charlotte, North Carolina||Marc Rebillet|
|June 11||Hoover, Alabama||Black Jacket Symphony|
|June 13||Shinnston, West Virgina||The Davisson Brothers Band|
|June 16||Indianapolis, Indiana||Marc Rebillet|
|June 18||Kansas City, Missouri||Marc Rebillet|
|June 18||Hoover, Alabama||Black Jack Symphony|
|June 22||Fort Collins, Colorado||Marc Rebillet|
|June 23||Fort Collins, Colorado||Marc Rebillet|
|June 25||Hoover, Alabama||Black Jacket Symphony|
|June 26||Fort Worth, Texas||Marc Rebillet|
|June 27||Fort Worth, Texas||Marc Rebillet|
|June 28||Houston, Texas||Marc Rebillet|
More details on each of these shows can be found below:
June 4-7 in Arlington, Texas
Eli Young Band will kick off the “Concert in Your Car” series at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. Globe Life Field is hosting 3 more artists on subsequent nights:
- June 5 – Whiskey Myers
- June 6 – Pat Green
- June 7 – Josh Abbott Band & Kevin Fowler
Each artist will play two sets, at 5pm and 9pm. The entire concert series sold out within a matter of hours but information on tickets can be found
June 4-25 in Hoover, Alabama
Black Jacket Symphony will host 4 drive in concerts at the Hoover Met Complex in Hoover, Alabama as part of their “Concerts From the Car” series. The band will focus on a different cover album for each of the 4 dates, as seen below:
- June 4 – The Beatles’ “Abbey Road”
- June 11 – Queen’s “A Night at the Opera”
- June 18 – Jouney’s “Escape”
- June 25 – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ “Damn the Torpedoes”
June 9-25 in various cities
In what is arguably the first real drive-in concert “tour”, electronic musician Marc Rebillet will set out to play eight cities in June, kicking off with back-to-back nights in Baltimore, Maryland on June 9-10, then passing through:
- June 11 – Charlotte, N.C.
- June 16 – Indianapolis, Ind.
- Thu, June 18 – Kansas City, Miss.
- Thu, June 20 – Tulsa, Okla.
- Thu, June 22+23 – Fort Collins, Colo.
- Thu, June 26+27 – Forth Worth, TX.
- Thu, June 28 – Houston, TX.
Tickets for Rebillet’s “Drive In Tour” can be purchased here.
June 13 in Shinnston, West Virginia
The Davisson Brothers Band will play a drive in concert at the Sunset Drive-In Theater in Meadowbrook, W.V. Tickets are $80 per car and can be purchased here.
Those are just a few shows we’ve heard about for now, but we’ll post updates as we hear more!