Tim McGraw has been rather prolific with his music in the last couple years. He released Emotional Traffic in 2012, followed it up with Two Lanes of Freedom in 2013, and plans to drop Sundown Heaven Town in mid 2014.
This makes up a good portion of the setlist, especially his material from Two Lanes of Freedom. He performs about 6-7 songs from this record, which is a pretty hefty amount. The big album cut here is “One of Those Nights,” and it triumphantly opens up show. McGraw sometimes plays the pun intended country jam, “Truck Yeah,” from this newest album, but he switches it out for the other older tune that covers the same basic tropes; “Keep on Truckin.”
All these newer career songs seem focused in the first half of the set, which shows a conscious awareness of Tim McGraw to keep that classic stuff held in to the end. He does throw out the fan favorite, “Back When,” towards the middle of the set from his most acclaimed record, Live Like You Were Young. The title track from this album closes out the show.
His setlist stays pretty even from one show to the next. He balances out the tunes evenly throughout his career, and 1-2 tracks appear from nearly every major Tim McGraw release. Deep album cuts such as “Please Remember Me” sprinkle out every once in awhile, next to “Highway Don’t Care” which is possibly his most popular song.
Interestingly, Tim McGraw stays almost completely away from covers, which is rather unconventional for country artists.
One Of Those Nights
Real Good Man
I Like It, I Love It
Down on the Farm
Just to See You Smile
Better Than I Used to Be
Lookin’ For That Girl
Please Remember Me
Keep on Truckin
Meanwhile Back At Mama’s
You Are So Beautiful
Highway Don’t Care
Where the Green Grass Grows
Two Lanes Of Freedom
The Cowboy in Me
Something Like That
Felt Good on My Lips
Live Like You Were Dying
Does Tim McGraw play any really old material?
McGraw’s career dates back to the early 90’s, so he has a lot of material to toy around with. Older fans will be happy to know he brings out the rambunctiously goofy “Down on the Farm” from his sophomore 1994 release, Not a Moment Too Soon. Unfortunately, he plays nothing from his debut.
How long is a Tim McGraw concert?
Tim McGraw is a bit notorious for packing his shows full of content for fans. His typical 25-35 song setlist boils down to about three hours of music.
How do I get access to presale tickets for Tim McGraw’s tour?
There are plenty of options for fans to find presale tickets. You can do it the old fashioned way, through the American Express platform. You have to make the purchase with an American Express card and they are servicing the entire McGraw tour for the year.
The next immediate alternative is through Tim McGraw’s official fan club. Presales are updated on the fan club page, and no actual commitment is needed. Unfortunately, with this method, presales are limited and their accessibility means that people need to get on them quick.
The most accessible option for non American Express card holders is Presale Passwords Info. The online resource collects passwords from both private and public means and offers them in one easy to use place. You need an account with them as well as TicketMaster to make the purchase.
There is also a unique option available for fans. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for specific inquires about presale availability.
Where is Tim McGraw going this year?
Stay on top of his very detailed tour calendar on the official Tim McGraw website to see where he is at any given moment. The website posts start times, opening acts, and if there are any VIP tickets available.
His tours are usually massive and long, but they do not happen every year.
The official Tim McGraw website also has a contact page listing all contacts for Tim McGraw and press related questions.
“The singer deftly balanced a greatest hits approach with some off-the-beaten path experimentation, making the entire performance interesting from beginning to end. His entrance alone, coming in from the back of the shed to the sound of the Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive,” suggested this would not be a typical country show.” – Donnie Moorhouse of Massachusetts Live
“Of course, there’s reason to emphasize hunk. This was The Manly Show on steroids, with McGraw and primary supporting stud Luke Bryan going the extra country mile to strut their stuff and make all the right moves. Fist pumps, handshakes, flexed muscles, tight jeans and songs about drinkin’ beer, huntin’ deer and makin’ love (not necessarily in that order) were enough to wow the near-capacity crowd (almost 17,000) at Comfort Dental Amphitheatre south of Denver.” – Michael Bialas of the Huffington Post
“McGraw’s gone from country-boy studly to movie-star slender in the past year, somewhat diminishing one of his best assets — but that’s not to say that his signature look of torn jeans and a black cowboy hat isn’t still capable of making country mamas melt.” – Michael Coppola of Oregon Live
Two Lanes of Freedom 2013
Tour Opening Acts: Willie Nelson
March 8, 2013 in Houston, Texas | Ended November 10, 2013 in Mayport, Florida
Brothers of the Sun Tour 2012
Tour Opening Acts: Kenny Chesney, Willie Nelson
Started June 12, 2012 in Tampa, Florida | Ended December 18, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio
Emotional Traffic Tour 2011
Tour Opening Acts: Luke Bryan, The Band Perry
Started March 7, 2011 in Houston, Texas | Ended August 26, 2011 in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
Live Your Voice 2008
Tour Opening Acts: Love and Theft
Started May 30, 2008 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma| Ended July 6, 2008 in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania
Soul2Soul Tour 2007
Tour Opening Acts: Faith Hill
Started April 22, 2007 in Washington, DC | Ended July 31, 2007 in Denver, Colorado
Soul2Soul II Tour 2006
Tour Opening Acts: Faith Hill
Started May 6, 2008 in Auburn Hills, Michigan | Ended August 12, 2006 in Sacramento, California
Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors Tour 2002
Tour Opening Acts: NA
Started June 8, 2002 in Grand Forks, North Dakota | Ended July 27, 2002 in Kalseyville, California