Rascal Flatts has enough history to change up the setlist considerably and still satisfy a large number of fans. The group generally stays away from new material and their recent record, Rewind, is new enough not to get a lot of representation this tour.
They change the opening track often, using either one of “Payback” or Tom Cochrane’s very famous classic, “Life is a Highway.” From here, the setlist deviates often. Some patterns emerge, such as a performance of “Banjo” either early on or towards the middle of the set. “Love You Out Loud” is performed often, but its placement is switched up. The group likes to play around with conventions, by adding in some unique covers, taking away decently popular like, “This Everyday Life,” or just changing up the location of certain bigger name tunes, such as “Bless the Broken Road” or “Come Wake Me Up.” These are both very popular songs from the band that appear on nearly every setlist.
Here Comes Goodbye
What Hurts the Most
Fast Cars and Freedom
Bless the Broken Road
Love You Out Loud
DJ Tonight/Hot in Here/Here’s to You
Life Is a Highway
Kickstart My Heart
Me and My Gang
What covers does Rascal Flatts play?
Rascal Flatts and country artists in general seem to have a pretty strong affinity for playing some covers live, especially ones from other genres. Flatts brings out Motley Crue’s arena – rock 80’s hit, “Kickstart My Heart,” towards the end of the setlist. He also performs “Bless the Broken Road” from the criminally underappreciated punk/country group, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. And perhaps to offset that very peculiar choice, the band brings out a country rendition of Pharrel Williams’ current chart-topper, “Happy.”
Who is opening the show?
Opening the show is the 90’s country/pop artist, Sheryl Crow. She did not start purely country from her self-titled release and her string of 90’s rock tunes that popularized her in the mainstream. But her recent 2013 release, Just Like Home, is billed as her first pure country record, making her a perfect fit in the immediate opening slot of this recent tour.
How long is a Rascal Flatts concert?
Rascal Flatts performs about 80 to 90 minutes, compared to Sheryl Crow’s 60 to 70 minute set time.
How do I get access to presale tickets for Rascal Flatts’ tour?
There are quite a few ways to obtain presale tickets for Rascal Flatts and Sheryl Crow. The first and perhaps most obvious is American Express, where buyers with an American Express card can quickly find special VIP and presales for the entire tour.
The more direct option is through the Rascal Flatts fan club. The prices are a little better and there are more options as far as types of ticket packages provided. However, it requires a fan club membership, which ranges from $24.95 for a basic package to a deluxe membership for $44.95 each year. Review the official website for specifics on what each plan offers.
The last major option is Presale Passwords Info. The online directory collects passwords for a wide variety of shows, but you need an account with TicketMaster as well as Presale Passwords Info to buy the tickets.
Who is Rascal Flatts’ publicist and press contact?
Rascal Flatts works directly with the promotional record company, Big Machine. Their main contact is firstname.lastname@example.org which is the first step to finding the right contact. The promotional company also works with The Band Perry, Reba, Danielle Bradbery, and Taylor Swift.
“After a dramatic countdown, the Flatts opened with a cover of Tom Cochrane’s “Life Is A Highway” that Mr. Rooney scorched with a Les Paul. The stage featured five video screens and an impressive lighting display shaped like the Guggenheim.” – Michael Rampa of the Post Gazette
“It was undoubtedly a fun night for many, many people. When the lights go down, that’s what matters most. Rascal Flatts made people smile, and they are loved and seem to want to spread love. There’s certainly nothing wrong with that.” – Heather LoveJoy of Jacksonville.com
“An elaborate series of events took me to Las Vegas and plopped me down in the middle of an event that even my country-loving, native-Texan brain could barely comprehend: Rascal Flatts and their “Me and My Gang” Tour. During NASCAR weekend. In Vegas. It was like the All-Star game for white folk, and I was there, nearly trembling with excitement over this perfect confluence of events.” – Whitney Pastorek of PopWatch Entertainment Weekly
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