Thomas Rhett recently wrapped his “Very Hot Summer” Tour, which had him headlining outdoor amphitheaters for the first time, and he quickly learned there’s a lot you can’t control when you are playing outside.
He says the biggest difference between playing arenas and playing amphitheaters is “when you play indoors, you kind of get used to being able to control things – the weather, for one. It’s always dark, you can control the temperature, you control the lights.”
He adds, “ But when you go outside, like this whole summer, I mean, this tour was called the 'Very Hot Summer Tour' and it was very self-explanatory." Thomas notes, "So just kind of dealing with different weather environments and then learning how to entertain a crowd outside is a whole different aspect of learning how to entertain a crowd indoors in an arena.”
But now that he’s done it, Thomas has grown to appreciate the outdoor show. He notes, “I grew to love playing amphitheaters and hope to do a lot more of ‘em in the future.”
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