Florida Georgia Line‘s Smooth Tour may have been one of the most high energy and exhilarating concerts of the year so far.
In front of a sold-out crowd at Glen Helen Amphitheater on Friday night (September 9), FGL played all of their hits from “Sun Daze” and “This Is How We Roll,” along with ballads such as “Dirt” and “Holy.”
Between the smoke machines, pyrotechnics and some really cool blow up trees that made an appearance for “Dig Your Roots,” the stage was a spectacle of it’s own.
The duo made sure they stayed hydrated during the warm Southern California night as Tyler Hubbard, who traded in his man bun for a clean cut, and Brian Kelley, who was sporting some Cindy Brady like braids, took constant swigs of their signature whiskey brand: Old Camp.
Along with their old and current favorites, FGL performed two new songs that had a very upbeat, electric-pop feel to them. The titles were not announced, but it’s something fans should keep an eye on to see when they might be released.
The night began with Russell Dickerson, who sang quite possibly the best love song of the night with “Yours” as his wife Kailey watched on from the pit.
Chris Lane followed and had the crowd on their feet for his chart toppers and an insanely fun mashup that included Bon Jovi’s “You give Love A Bad Name,” NSYNC’s “Bye Bye Bye” and Blink-182’s “All The Small Things,” just to name a few.
The biggest surprise of the night had to go to Nelly, who was beyond phenomenal. Many people were scratching their heads when they saw he was part of the tour, but he undoubtedly stole the show.
Nelly performed his hits such as “Ride With Me” and “Just A Dream,” put his own twist on Thomas Rhett’s “Die A Happy Man” and serenaded a little girl named Becca, whom he brought on stage as he sang “Over and Over.”