The American Drive-In Tour Featuring Aaron Lewis & Sully Erna Is Now Underway; Adds New Dates In Dallas & San Antonio Plus Virtual Meet & Greets With Aaron Lewis

Due to incredible fan demand, TheAmerican Drive-In Tour featuring Godsmack’s Sully Erna and Staind frontman Aaron Lewis together for the first time in an acoustic setting has added two new dates this month: Dallas on October 27 at Fair Park and San Antonio on October 28 at the AT&T Center. Tickets for these new show dates, as well as the originally announced events, are now on sale at

The American Drive-In Tour is one of the first 2020 drive-in live rock concert tours planned across multiple cities, and kicked off October 2 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. It’s currently scheduled to run through November 1 in Del Mar, California with stops in major markets across the country. 

Each night, two of the most acclaimed frontmen in rock perform their hits and covers together, side-by-side, in an intimate and unplugged evening, offering a once-in-a-lifetime event for fans. 

Erna is the accomplished founder, vocalist, guitarist and songwriter for the multiplatinum rock band Godsmack, selling over 20 million records worldwide, enjoying four Grammy nominations and eleven #1 singles at mainstream rock radio. In May, Godsmack’s “Unforgettable” became the fourth #1 rock track from their latest album When Legends Rise(BMG). This accomplishment makes Godsmack one of only four rock acts to reach this milestone. Erna also released his latest solo album Hometown Life in 2016. 

Lewis, who fronts and founded the wildly-successful rock group Staind, has sold 17 million albums worldwide and has enjoyed four consecutive top three debuts on Billboard’s Top 200. The single “It’s Been Awhile,” remains the most-played rock song of its decade. His solo material includes the platinum selling hit “Country Boy” and 4 albums of tried-and-true, twang-heavy Outlaw Country tunes, including his most recent album, State I’m In.  

At each tour date, Lewis will also be hosting Virtual Meet & Greets along with a Signed Merch Experience, to include: an exclusive drive-in tour poster (signed), drive-in tour red solo cup, screen shot selfie, virtual one-on-one meet & greet access, private video chat with Aaron Lewis, Aaron Lewis Guitar Pick Collection and Aaron Lewis Neck Gaiter. Limited quantities are available and can be purchased at

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 follows 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 (as noted in the chart below). 

The remaining American Drive-In Tour dates are as follows: 

Friday, October 9Obetz, OH (Columbus area)Fortress Obetz*
Saturday, October 10McHenry, IL (Chicago area)McHenry Outdoor Theater*
Sunday, October 11Independence, MO (Kansas City area)B&B Theatres Twin Drive-In*
Saturday, October 17Biloxi, MSMississippi Coast Coliseum Lawn****
Sunday, October 18Lafayette, LACajundome Parking Lot**
Friday, October 23Daytona Beach, FLDaytona International Speedway*
Saturday, October 24Concord, NC (Charlotte area)Charlotte Motor Speedway*
Tuesday, October 27Dallas, TXFair Park*
Wednesday, October 28San Antonio, TXBudlight Courtyard at AT&T Center*****
Friday, October 30Phoenix, AZArizona State Fairgrounds*
Saturday, October 31Ventura, CA (Los Angeles area)Ventura County Fairgrounds*
Sunday, November 1Del Mar, CA (San Diego area)Del Mar Fairgrounds*

Details subject to change based on local guidelines. Events are rain or shine. *Socially distanced drive-in, up to four patrons per vehicle**Socially distanced pod, up to four patrons per pod***Socially distanced tickets, purchased in quantities of two, three, four or five****Socially distanced tables, up to eight patrons per table***** Socially distanced tables, up to six patrons per table Danny Wimmer Presents is the largest independent festival producer in the United States. Having recently launched the wildly successful digital series Offstage with DWP, the company also looks to announce more ventures into the digital content curation space soon with Pay-Per-View livestreams as well as additional online series. DWP is also taking steps to expand their portfolio into venue management, booking, national touring, event services and more.

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