Interview & Review: Chris Lane and Morgan Wallen on the Take Back Home Tour
The grand opening of Stereo Garden (formerly The Emporium) in Patchogue, NY took place last night with The Take Back Home Tour featuring Morgan Wallen and Chris Lane. Long Island country fans showed up early to grab drinks and a bite to eat at the newly renovated venue. As one of the largest music venues on Long Island, Stereo Garden’s decor and overall feel is inviting, encouraging fans to come early and stay late to enjoy the atmosphere, the beer garden, and the dance floor. Prior to his set, Wallen took time to chat with New York Country Swag about his latest single, tour antics with Florida Georgia Line and Nelly and when we can expect his debut album.
As the fans filed in, trio, Levon, took the stage to warm up the crowd before opening act Morgan Wallen. Lane and Wallen just wrapped up touring with Florida Georgia Line, an experience they both told us in interviews was incredible. Wallen also just released his latest single “Up Down” with the duo which has almost 3 million streams on Spotify. The singer sang tracks off his debut EP, including the title track and his first single “The Way I Talk”. Mashing up songs from different genres he covered Linkin Park’s “In the End”, The Eagles, “Life in the Fast Lane” and Bon Jovi’s “You Give Love a Bad Name”, which had the entire audience engaged and singing along.
Two levels packed with fans, Chris Lane performed songs off his latest album Girl Problems including the title track, “Circles” and of course “For Her”. “Thank you for spending your hard earned money to be with us tonight,” he said in between songs. “I appreciate it from the bottom of my heart”. Lane’s 75-minute set is high energy, features great sing-along covers like Tim McGraw’s “I Like It, I Love It”, Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing” and even NSync’s “Bye Bye Bye” (complete with a band choreographed dance to the 90’s smash pop song).
Slowing things down, Lane invited a fan who he noticed was singing every single word to his songs onto the stage to be serenaded. He sang an album cut, “All About You” which made for a definite highlight of the night. Taking the time to thank each of the members of his band and his team, including his merch guy (who came on stage rocking a very tiny, female, Chris Lane tank top) there wasn’t a dull moment to be found. Closing out the night he sang his very first number one single, “Fix”. Lane proved that being on tour with mega-stars Florida Georgia Line has taught him how to bring a dynamic show to his fans across the country. The Take Back Home Tour continues through December, check out the full list of dates below.
Nov. 3 – Atlantic City, NJ
Nov. 4 – Uncasville, CT
Nov. 9 – Columbia, MO
Nov. 10 – Minneapolis, MN
Nov. 16 – Baton Rouge, LA
Nov. 17 – Tallahassee, FL
Nov. 25 – Indianapolis, IN
Nov. 30 – Lexington, KY
December 1 – Kansas City, MO
Dec. 2 – Rogers, AR
Dec. 7 – Columbus, OH
Dec. 8 – Rootstown, OH
Dec. 9 – Rosemont, IL
Dec. 15 – Wichita, KS
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