Danny Wimmer Presents has announced the American Drive-In Tour featuring Aaron Lewis of Staind and Sully Erna of Godsmack. The two frontmen will perform their hits together, side-by-side, during an intimate and unplugged evening.
The live shows will kick off Oct. 1 at Starlite Drive-In in Wichita, Kansas, followed by stops in Iowa, Wisconsin, Ohio, Illinois and more. The tour is scheduled to conclude on Nov. 1 with a performance at Del Mar Fairgrounds in Southern California.
“Sully and I have been friends for 25 years. We’ve been talking about doing something for the last 10 years,” said Lewis in a release. “The time has finally come. I couldn’t be more excited to be bringing this to you in such strange times.”
“Me and Aaron Lewis? Onstage together…acoustic? Do I need to say more?” said Erna in a release. “Just don’t miss it! It may never happen again.”
Tour producers Danny Wimmer Presents have worked closely with both artists and all venues to create a live concert environment that will bring rock fans back together in unique setups that promote social distancing for a safe experience. The nationwide trek will follow current local health guidelines for fans’ safety and enjoyment. Some shows will be drive-in events with patrons in or adjacent to their cars, and other shows will feature viewing from socially distanced fan “pods” or tables designed for up to four people.
“We’re eager to get back to what we love, and we’re determined to keep the music alive and keep the rock community strong during these times,” said DWP resident Joe Litvag in a release. “Aaron and Sully on stage together like this is something that none of us have seen before but have always hoped would happen one day. We’re thrilled to be a part of it.”
Tickets go on sale Tuesday at noon local time. Check out a full list of tour dates below.