This girl got so close to Zach Bryan she lost her mind…and got herself kicked out in the process.
Zach is currently out on the road for his massive Burn, Burn, Burn Tour, which has become one of the hottest tickets in country music as he sets packs arenas, shatters attendance records and sells out festivals during his first headlining arena tour.
So you’d think the fans who are lucky enough to get in would be on their best behavior. But I guess this woman just couldn’t help herself.
Video from Zach’s recent show at MVP Arena in Albany, New York shows Zach apparently being ushered off the stage before the encore, and walking through the crowd before returning to take the stage.
Fans on both sides of the aisle were reaching out to try to get a high-five from the superstar, but one woman was apparently a little too amped up from the show (and from being so close to Zach) and took it a little too far, trying to grab his guitar out of his hands as he walked by.
This didn’t sit well with Zach for obvious reasons, who turned back around and quickly directed his security to get the woman out of there before he returned to the stage for his encore.
Zach responded to the video, pointing out that he often gives out signed guitars to fans from the stage, but that this particular guitar that the fan tried to take was personal to him:
“I give J-45’s out at a lot of concerts.
The one in my hands when this happened was mine, my sweet ol’ gal, we’ve been everywhere together and written every song in the last few years together.
Took it personal, but nothing against whoever wound up getting kicked out.”
I give J-45’s out at a lot of concerts. The one in my hands when this happened was mine, my sweet ol’ gal, we’ve been everywhere together and written every song in the last few years together. Took it personal, but nothing against whoever wound up getting kicked out https://t.co/qGDhqkpeSg
He’s also gone from selling out bars and clubs to playing in front of 30,000 people at sold-out festivals, and now he’s on his first headlining arena tour, the Burn, Burn, Burn Tour.
Well Zach’s clearly not done setting records, because that’s just what he did during a recent tour stop in New Orleans.
The Burn, Burn, Burn Tour rolled into the Smoothie King Center, home of the New Orleans Pelicans, recently. And with it, 17,000 fans came along to shatter the concert attendance record in the building and add another impressive milestone to Zach’s already extensive resumé.
For some context on just how impressive it is that Zach was able to break the Smoothie King Center’s attendance record, Billy Joel drew over 16,000 fans during a stop at the arena in 2017. That same year, Jay-Z bragged (mistakenly) that he had officially broken the attendance record with a crowd of just over 13,000.
Now I don’t know how much you know about the city of New Orleans, but it’s not exactly a hotbed of country music. Rap, hip-hop and jazz are the usual draws in a city that’s known for its eclectic music tastes.
So for a country artist like Zach to come in and draw a record-breaking crowd at a venue that’s hosted more than its fair share of major acts over the years is more than impressive: It’s almost mind-boggling.
But then again, a lot about Zach’s meteoric rise has been mind-boggling. So maybe we shouldn’t be surprised at anything he does from here on out.
*Apr 15 Georgetown, TX Two Step Inn Festival
May 10 Charlottesville, VA John Paul Jones Arena
May 12 Worcester, MA DCU Center
May 13 Wilkes-Barre, PA Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
May 15 Duluth, GA Gas South Arena
May 19 Houston, TX Toyota Center
May 20 New Orleans, LA Smoothie King Center
May 23 Jacksonville, FL VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
May 24 N Charleston, SC North Charleston Coliseum
May 26 Albany, NY MVP Arena
May 28 London, ON Budweiser Gardens
May 31 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
June 02 Cleveland, OH Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
*June 03 Lexington, KY Railbird Festival
June 23 New York, NY Forest Hills Stadium
June 26 Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
June 27 Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
*July 07 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest
*July 13 Chicago, IL Windy City Smokeout
*July 14-16 Whitefish, MT Under The Big Sky Festival
*July 20-July 22 Cullman, AL Rock The South
*Aug 05 St. Charles, IA Hinterland Music Festival
Aug 07 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
Aug 09 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
Aug 11 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
Aug 14 Sioux Falls, SD Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
Aug 17 Nampa, ID Ford Idaho Center
Aug 19 Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile Arena
Aug 20 Bakersfield, CA Mechanics Bank Arena
Aug 21 Oakland, CA Oakland Arena
Aug 23 Los Angeles, CA Crypto.com Arena
Aug 25 Glendale, AZ Desert Diamond Arena
Aug 27 Wichita, KS INTRUST Bank Arena
Aug 29 Lincoln, NE Pinnacle Bank Arena
Aug 30 Kansas City, MO T-Mobile Center