Country music star Thomas Rhett‘s Life Changes Tour is now in full swing! If you didn’t catch the Georgia native in Tulsa, Lubbock, or Las Cruces— get ready to be blown away. For this headlining tour, the “Marry Me” singer has a brand-new stage that was designed by none other than Justin Timberlake’s set designer and a bunch of fan favorite selections!
“It’s terrifying until you finally get up there. This is the longest we’ve ever rehearsed for a show. We were in [Nashville’s] Bridgestone Arena for two straight weeks rehearsing from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. every single day. Had a choreographer. Had a music director. The guy that designed our set is a guy named Nick Whitehouse, who designs all the Justin Timberlake sets. He’s been doing our stuff for the past couple years. Every year, me and him are my accountant’s worst nightmare, because we’re always scheming up ways to make the show bigger and larger,” Rhett shared about his new setup.
While Thomas Rhett admits he’s not the best at sketching out his ideas, he appreciates that he and Nick have worked together in the past, which helps make his visions come to life! “I don’t see anybody else doing what we’ve done this year, production-wise. It’s nice for country audiences to see something a little bit outside the box,” the star added.
The “Die A Happy Man” singer also revealed that he’s hoping to spice things up a bit so he hired choreographer A.J. Harpold. She’s been helping Thomas Rhett and the band move together to give the production a Bruno Mars feel.
“She’s teaching us how to move together, or just teaching me a couple different moves on a song to spice up the song,” Rhett explained. “We sing this song called “Sweetheart,” which is very Fifties-inspired. It’s all classic Fifties two-step dancing on the end of the thrust, and it’s something I think a lot of people are just not expecting. … I think it’s just a well-rounded show. I don’t want to give anybody in the arena the chance to get up and go grab a beer.”
The Life Changes Tour isn’t the only thing on Thomas Rhett’s mind— he’s thinking about his future and working to grow as an entertainer.
“Hopefully, in 10 years we’re still doing this and hopefully it’s on a stadium level. I think what Kenny [Chesney] has done so well is not only does he have great music, but he’s created such an atmosphere that even if you only like a couple of Kenny Chesney songs, you’re still going to that show because you’re going to feel like you’ve escaped reality for three or four hours,” the artist stated, revealing his dreams.
To catch this cutting edge country artist in concert, find a date and location near you and purchase tickets before they sell out!
2018 Life Changes Tour Schedule
4/19/2018 Augusta, GA James Brown Arena
4/20/2018 Jacksonville, FL Daily’s Place
5/3/2018 Grand Forks, ND Alerus Center
5/4/2018 Bismarck, ND Bismarck Event Center
5/17/2018 Lafayette, LA Cajundome
5/18/2018 Bossier City, LA CenturyLink Center
9/13/2018 Bangor, ME Cross Insurance Center
9/14/2018 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
9/20/2018 Manchester, NH SNHU Arena
9/21/2018 Syracuse, NY OnCenter War Memorial Arena
9/22/2018 Albany, NY Times Union Center
9/27/2018 State College, PA Bryce Jordan Center
9/28/2018 Charleston, WV Charleston Civic Center
9/29/2018 Charlottesville, VA John Paul Jones Arena
10/5/2018 Toledo, OH The Huntington Center
10/6/2018 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
10/11/2018 Little Rock, AR Verizon Arena
10/12/2018 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Arena
10/13/2018 Lincoln, NE Pinnacle Bank Arena
10/18/2018 Eugene, OR Matthew Knight Arena
10/19/2018 Boise, ID Ford Idaho Center
10/20/2018 Salt Lake City, UT Vivint Smart Home Arena
10/25/2018 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center at Fresno State
10/26/2018 Los Angeles, CA The Forum
10/27/2018 Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center
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