Sunday, 8PM

Aaron Lewis

September 9, 2018

Symphony Hall


Tickets on sale NOW!

MGM Springfield, New England’s first integrated luxury resort and entertainment destination, is bringing country music superstar Aaron Lewis to Symphony Hall on Sunday, September 9. Fresh off his current SINNER Tour, Lewis will perform his latest hard-hitting, emotionally-charged songs including “Sinner,” “Travelin Soldier” and “Whiskey And You.”

As the front man for one of modern rock’s most successful bands Staind, Lewis admits his entry into the world of country music has been met with mixed reactions. However, with the release of SINNER, Lewis’ stunning Dot Records follow-up to his groundbreaking full-length solo debut The Road in 2012, many of his would-be detractors are pretty much out of ammo.

SINNER blasts through today’s country music doldrums, with Lewis making zero compromises with either himself or the restrictions of a format that seems to have abandoned its rougher tendencies in favor of pop and ‘70s rock inclinations largely lacking in grit. The music captures what has been going on in Lewis’ head at this point in his life; laid back with a soundtrack that harkens back to the country genre’s most honest and musically adventurous artists.

Written on tour and during infrequent down times over the past two years and road-tested in front of fans that basically served as judge and jury for inclusion on the record, the songs on SINNER alternate between swagger and vulnerability, biting humor and fierce independence. Lewis and his creative compadre Ben Kitterman (Lewis’ former bus driver who earned a permanent place by his side on the road and in the studio once his talent was discovered), are joined by such A-Listers as Brent Mason (guitar), Paul Franklin (steel guitar), Jim “Moose” Brown (keyboards), Bobby Terry (guitar), Pat Buchanan (guitar) and Tony Creaseman (drums). Also taking part are such country stalwarts as Mickey Raphael, Willie Nelson (who adds a committed gravitas to the title cut), Alison Krauss, Dan Tyminski and Vince Gill.

Most of the songs were cut live in the studio, using scratch vocals. Creative flourishes abound, with innovative arrangements melding with traditional honky-tonk structures and instrumentations, along with muscular ballads and powerful themes of love, loyalty, alienation and regret, tempered by a dose of humor and knowing introspection.  Click here for more info on Aaron Lewis.

Tickets: $55 & $45 (on sale June 22 @ 10AM)

 

Aaron Lewis pre-show meet & greet upgrade* package- Please note: upgrade package only; package does not include a ticket to the concert; fans must purchase a concert ticket separately to attend the pre-show meet & greet. For questions regarding the meet & greet, please contact info@future-beat.com.

 

Special MGM Engagement, not presented by SPADC. Gift cards and season discounts do not apply.