5:42 PM EDT, October 17, 2012
The first major Wrigley Field headliner of the summer 2013 concert season will be announced Thursday, and multiple industry sources indicate it’ll be rising country star Jason Aldean.
Aldean, a 35-year-old Georgia native, released his fifth studio album, “Night Train,” last week and is touring 20,000-seat amphitheaters and arenas, though Wrigley with its 40,000-plus capacity would represent a major leap in audience size. His previous album, “My Kinda Party,” has sold more than 2.5 million copies and was named album of the year by the Country Music Association and the Country Music Awards.
The show, penciled in for July while the Cubs are on the road, is expected to be announced Thursday at a Live Nation media conference at Wrigley. Rumors had circulated that the concert announcement would involve the Rolling Stones or Pearl Jam. But several industry insiders said a 2013 Stones tour isn’t a sure thing yet, and would likely play larger venues than Wrigley.
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