Midland Recalls a Generous Gesture from Thomas Rhett

October 8, 2018

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Midland is currently opening for Thomas Rhett on his "Life Changes" Tour, which is coming to the Honda Center in Anaheim on Thursday, October 25th, and to the Forum on Friday, October 26th. 

This isn't the first time Midland has toured with Thomas Rhett, though; last year, both acts opened for Kenny Chesney at Gillette Stadium in Massachusetts, and at that show, Thomas did something really cool for the trio.

“We were the opening act," lead singer Mark Wystrach recalls in a statement from their label. "There weren’t a lot of people there, so Thomas Rhett decided—he watched the whole show and he goes, “'Man, not enough people saw you play. That’s a number one song,'" referring to "Drinkin' Problem."

"And we’re like, 'This IS a lot of people, man. More than we’re used to!' He’s like, 'No, no, no.' He goes, 'What if I bring y’all up during my set?' And then sure enough we kind of figured out an impromptu Thomas Rhett acoustic version of it ['Drinkin' Problem'], and we came back out when the stadium was full.

"And yeah, that was a really cool moment. A really cool act by complete class act guy, that’s what Thomas is. He’s just really passionate about kind of everything that he does, man. He’s got a ol’ big heart.”