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(AUDIO) Thomas Rhett Can't Compare Clubs and Stadiums

July 14, 2013

Thomas Rhett has had a chance to play several huge stadiums this summer as part of Jason Aldean’s Night Train Tour, including two sold out shows this past weekend at Boston’s Fenway Park, and Athens Stadium earlier this year down in Georgia. “A stadium date, like we did in Athens, was crazy, especially being from Georgia,” says Thomas. “Playing at the Bulldog Stadium was something that I think every guy from Georgia has always wanted to do. We got to say that we did it first, and that was very cool.” Thomas says there is no way to compare playing in a stadium to playing a club date. “It couldn’t be more different. The stadiums are so big that a lot of the time you feel disconnected from people that are in the back or way up in nosebleeds, but it’s still a blast to play somewhere that big and have all those speakers where it’s so loud in there. But compared to a club show, you can see everybody. I mean, it’s like a thousand-seater or something like that. It’s definitely more of an intimate show and you get to play longer. You kinda get to show fans who you are, like as a person not only as an entertainer, and you get to tell dumb stories and pull people up on stage and let them sing old cover songs… But I love playing them both. It’s good to have a good balance.” Thomas will have another chance to perform his latest single, “It Goes Like This,” in front of a packed stadium this Friday when the Night Train Tour rolls into Chicago’s Wrigley Field.

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“A stadium date, like we did in Athens, was crazy, especially being from Georgia. Playing at the Bulldog Stadium was something that I think every guy from Georgia has always wanted to do. We got to say that we did it first, and that was very cool. Comparing it to a club date, it couldn’t be more different. The stadiums are so big that a lot of the time you feel disconnected from people that are in the back or way up in nosebleeds, but it’s still a blast to play somewhere that big and have all those speakers where it’s so loud in there. But compared to a club show, you can see everybody. I mean, it’s like a thousand-seater or something like that. It’s definitely more of an intimate show and you get to play longer. You kinda get to show fans who you are, like as a person not only as an entertainer, and you get to tell dumb stories and pull people up on stage and let them sing old cover songs. It’s just a more kinda whatever goes thing, compared to a stadium show when you have a very limited amount of time to where you can only do so much. But I love playing them both. It’s good to have a good balance.”

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