We’ll never get tired of tour pranks and hijinks. And this prank on Thomas Rhett, which obviously took some planning, deserves major props.
So Thomas Rhett likes to cover Bruno Mars. A lot. He started with “Uptown Funk” in 2015 and later recorded a version of “When I Was Your Man.”
This year, he’s taking Bruno Mars’ song “24K Magic” and closing his entire set with it. During the performance, tour mates Kelsea Ballerini, Ryan Hurd and Russell Dickerson join him on stage, singing different verses of the charismatic tune.
Well, normally just those three join him. But at a recent Home Team Tour stop in Norman, Okla., Rhett was greeted by 24 “magic carrots,” instead of “24-karat magic.” Because his three openers and a gaggle of others marched out on stage in carrot costumes.
Rhett obviously tries to hold it together but even from a distance you can see his delight in the prank. On Instagram, Rhett also donned a carrot costume and called it “The best tour prank ever.”
Other video shows that just because they galavanted out in carrot costumes doesn’t mean they shirked their duty to rock hard on the last tune of the night. Just look at those dancing, singing carrots get after it.
— Kelsea Ballerini Web (@KelseasGroupies) March 26, 2017
Usually folks wait til the last show of the tour to pull a prank like that. But the Hometeam Tour actually still has a few dates remaining. The foursome plays two sold out shows at Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheater in April before Rhett goes off and plays more shows with Brett Young. Who knows what Bruno Mars song he’ll do then.
Rhett also has his first new music from the upcoming third album on the way this week. The song, called “Craving You,” features Maren Morris on vocals. Meanwhile, Ballerini, Hurd and Dickerson all have upcoming projects in the works as well.