Jerrod Niemann Gets Ready to Feel the ‘Pain’
Jerrod Niemann is looking forward to jumping on board the second leg of Gary Allan's Get Off on the Pain tour next month. The trek, which also features Randy Houser, will hit several arenas, theaters and sheds before wrapping up near the end of the year.
"It's exciting," Jerrod tells The Boot. "Someone like Gary Allan who's obviously had a wonderful career representing our format for at least 15 years, when someone trusts you to be a part of something they built for that long, it's a huge honor. I'm just glad to get to play in front of people [laughs], as opposed to what we've been playing for for the last few years. And of course, Randy is one of my best friends, so it'll be great to see him and get to hopefully know Gary Allan, and of course, to hear great music from great artists every night."
Jerrod has played numerous shows, but this will be the first major tour he has ever been a part of, and he is making sure he's well-equipped for what may happen. "Since we are gearing up for the tour and we've never done that, we want to make sure we have all of our ducks in a row," says the Kansas native. "We don't want to be that group of people that everybody says, 'Oh! We love hanging out with them, but they don't know what they're doing.' So right now, we're just trying to be prepared and make sure that any opportunity that people are allowing us to be a part of, that we can try to do the best we can to continue everybody's hard work."
The Get Off On the Pain tour officially kicks off in Salt Lake City, Utah, on September 16.