Jason Aldean Plans Concert for the Cure in New Orleans

Show Benefits Local Susan G. Komen Affiliate

Jason Aldean will host his eighth annual Concert for the Cure on Oct. 25 in New Orleans. The show at the New Orleans Arena is part of his sold-out Night Train tour.

Throughout the year, Aldean sets aside 50 cents of each concert ticket sold. Then he selects one show market in October and donates all proceeds to their local Susan G. Komen Affiliate for breast cancer research and outreach programs.

“Last year, the Komen New Orleans team needed a little over $1 million to meet all their needs, but they were only able to fund about half of that,” Aldean said. “If we raise the half a million that we did last year in Dallas, we’ll be able to help these women meet their goal and provide the services the town needs. I can’t wait to see an arena full of pink in support of such a great cause.”

In addition, Aldean will showcase the Night Train tour in a new DVD titled Night Train to Georgia, scheduled for an Oct. 15 release. Filmed in April at the University of Georgia’s Sanford Stadium, the film captures his concert for a sold-out crowd of more than 66,000 fans.

A 30-minute special about that performance will air Oct. 19 at 2 p.m. ET/PT on CMT. Palladia will air the feature on Oct. 20 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Aldean is up for three awards at the CMA Awards on Nov. 6, including his third consecutive nomination for entertainer of the year. He will also compete for male vocalist and musical event of the year for “The Only Way I Know” featuring Luke Bryan and Eric Church.

Craig Shelburne has been writing for CMT.com since 2002. He is also a producer for CMT Edge, Concrete Country and Live @ CMT.