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You won’t believe what happened the night the lights went out at a recent Rascal Flatts concert

The time had come to begin “Life is a Highway,” but just as Rascal Flatts drummer Jim Riley started the band’s encore anthem, something crazy happened.

The lights went out.

The microphones went out.

The Klipsch Music Center in Indianapolis went completely dark.

And then something even crazier happened.

The crowd lit up the stage with their cell phones and surrounded the band with not only light, but thunderous applause for a job well done. “We were playing the encore, our drummer started “Life is a Highway,” and the power went out! The audience responded with a light show of their own,” a Rascal Flatts band member posted on YouTube.

It was quite an eventful way to begin the Riot Tour 2015, during which Rascal Flatts will play throughout the country alongside openers RaeLynn and Scotty McCreery this summer. They are also busy promoting their new single “Riot,” which is a song about a couple going through difficult times. “Ultimately this song is about fighting for love and the video for the song tugs at your heart strings,” RF lead singer Gary LeVox said in a recent press release. “This song has so many different interpretations that there was a lot of concepts t play around with.”

Tricia Despres is a senior correspondent for Rare Country, based out of Chicago. Join the conversation on Twitter at @RareCountry. We would love to see y’all there.
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