Concert Reports


Rascal Flatts

Little Big Town, Thompson Square

09/14/2012, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Irvine

With over six million career concert tickets sold as one of the hottest touring acts in music today, Rascal Flatts brought their new tour to California this month including a stop at Irvine’s Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre. The Farmers Insurance Presents “Changed Tour” kicked off in Hartford, Conn. and Boston, Mass. with 45,000 fans attending. The current nearly 40-city tour features a new production stage and an all-band set up with Little Big Town, Eli Young Band and Edens Edge opening.



All Photos: Kevin Estrada




Since their musical debut in 2000, the band has sold over 21 million albums, 25 million digital downloads and delivered 14 #1 singles to the top of the charts. Rascal Flatts is the most awarded Country group of the past decade, earning over 40 trophies from the ACAs, ACMs, AMAs, CMAs, People's Choice Awards and more. As one of the hottest-selling acts on tour in any genre, they’ve sold over 6 million concert tickets, and counting.



Recently they added a Grand Ole Opry membership, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and the prestigious Country Radio Seminar 2012 Artist Humanitarian Award to their list of accomplishments.



Rascal Flatts released CHANGED, their highly-anticipated new studio album, on April 3.


CD16.jpgThe public's first glimpse of the project came with its first single, "Banjo," which quickly rose to the upper reaches of the chart. It shows once again the trio's affinity for the unexpected and for music as sheer joy. A celebration of the out-of-the-way, off-the-map getaways that refresh us all, it's got big harmonies, high energy and an appearance by Ilya Toshinsky on the five-stringed instrument that lends the song its title.


In addition to the project's 11 songs, an extra track and four bonus tracks are available on a deluxe edition. The guys worked again with co-producer Dann Huff, and together they have crafted an album as rich sonically as it is lyrically.  


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