Jason Aldean first headlined Xcel Energy Center last winter. / Marlin Levison, Star Tribune

Jason Aldean first headlined Xcel Energy Center last winter. / Marlin Levison, Star Tribune

Minnesota country music lovers won’t have to wait until August or pack up their camping supplies to see Jason Aldean next year. The Georgia-bred hitmaker of “My Kinda Party” fame -- who’s already been named one of We Fest's 2014 headliners – will first swing our way on a winter tour to play Xcel Energy Center on Jan. 17.

Tickets go on sale next Friday, Nov. 22, at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster or the X’s box office for $59.75 or $29.75. His openers will be Florida Georgia Line, the burgeoning duo behind the hits “Cruise” and “Round Here,” plus Missouri newcomer Tyler Farr.

This will be Aldean's second time headlining St. Paul's arena and fourth time there, counting opening dates with Rascal Flatts (2007) and Brooks & Dunn (2010).