Over the weekend, Zac Brown Band headlined three nights of back-to-back stadium concerts wrapping with a record-breaking two-night stand at Boston’s Fenway Park.
Sunday’s (Aug. 21) show at the Green Monster featured nearly three-and-a-half hours of live music and several surprise guests. Performing different set lists each night, night two at Fenway had the Grammy-winning band igniting the stage with selections from The Foundation, You Get What You Give, Uncaged and Jekyll + Hyde, plus a wild cover of “S.O.B.” by Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats.
A very patriotic rendition of “Dress Blues” featured a surprise appearance by a retired military veteran who stood at attention onstage during the song. Then John Driskell Hopkins channeled his inner James Hetfield for a cover of Metallica’s “Enter Sandman,” which featured a sinister solo by Jimmy DiMartini on a black electric fiddle. Brown and Mac McAnally shared the stage for a cover of Jimmy Buffett’s “A Pirate Looks at Forty” from Buffett’s 1974 album A-1-A. Next, opener Drake White joined the band onstage to sing “Back to Free” from his latest album Spark.
Other special guests on night two included Dropkick Murphys front man Ken Casey for a cover of the punk band’s “I’m Shipping Up to Boston” and child prodigy Adrian Romoff for a moment of classical piano. An encore of Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy” and their 2015 hit “Homegrown” closed the night.
Including Friday’s (Aug. 19) show at New York City’s Citi Field, Zac Brown Band entertained 111,597 fans over the week weekend. Friday’s Citi Field concert hosted 38,778 people, and the two shows at Fenway drew a combined 72,819 people.
The Grammy-winning group also broke three new attendance records at Fenway Park, which included the most tickets sold at a single concert, the most tickets sold over two nights of concerts by the same act and they are the first band to sell out seven consecutive shows over three years.