After injuring his vocal cords and being put on mandatory vocal rest for six weeks, Morgan Wallen is back. He continued his “One Night At A Time World Tour” Thursday night (June 22) at Chicago’s Wrigley Field, bringing out 41,538 fans.
The ACM Male Artist of the Year will play Wrigley Field again tonight (June 23), making him the first country artist to sell out back-to-back nights at the iconic baseball stadium, home to the Chicago Cubs.
Two songs into his set, Wallen addressed the crowd. He said, “Thank you for the kind welcome, that means a lot to me. About six weeks ago, I wasn’t really sure when I was gonna be able to sing again.” He paused before exclaiming, “but WE BACK!”
Wallen said, “I see more of y’all’s support, so I could not make it through without everything y’all do for me, so thank you. I’m really, really happy to be here. Thank you so much for showing up.”
The juggernaut entertainer thrilled fans with much of March’s 36-track album, One Thing At A Time, including the title track, “I Wrote The Book,” “Thought You Should Know,” “Everything I Love” and “98 Braves.” Before playing the latter, he said, “I don’t have any songs about the Cubs… I’ll work on that. This is my best shot at a baseball song.”
Wallen brought touring and writing mate Ernest out as the first collaboration of the evening. Together they played their hit “Flower Shops.”
He then brought out Chicago native Lil Durk, who Wallen has now collaborated on two songs, “Broadway Girls” and the new “Stand By Me.”
After performing 24 songs for nearly two hours on stage, Wallen closed out night one with his 11-week Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 “Last Night” and three-week No. 1 “Whiskey Glasses” while fireworks erupted above.
He said, “Thank you so much Chicago! Make some noise for Bailey Zimmerman, Ernest, Hardy… One more time, make some noise for my band! I truly appreciate every single one of y’all, thank you, thank you and God Bless y’all!”
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