Kenny Chesney Announces 2015 ‘Big Revival’ Tour
By Kurt Wolff
The “American Kids” singer announced today (Oct. 24) that he will headline a major North American concert tour in 2015. Chesney’s Big Revival Tour will kick off March 26 (Chesney’s birthday) in Nashville, Tenn., and take him across the country, performing in a mix of arenas, amphitheaters and stadiums.
“I can’t think of a better way to celebrate,” Chesney said of the March 26 kickoff concert. “I’ve been ready to get out there for a long time. Now that we’re announced I’m fired up! This new music brings a new energy to the show, and it’s gonna take what we do to a whole other level.”
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The support acts haven’t been announced yet, but Chesney assures fans that they will only add to the excitement.
“We’re going to be mixing up the lineup, too,” he said. “Different markets will have different acts playing with us. A few will be on all the stadium shows, some doing pieces – but I promise everybody who’s coming out rocks hard, and understands turning a crowd on.”
Chesney only played a select few live dates in 2014, choosing to take a break from touring and focus his time and energy on The Big Revival, which he released last month.
Taking a year off from touring was no small decision. Chesney’s 2013 excursion topped $90 million, so he was walking away from what he described as “really big business.” But he had a purpose: Yes, he wanted some time to himself (“I’m a lot easier to be around now” he told Radio.com), but he also wanted the time and space to focus on writing and choosing meaningful songs for The Big Revival. As told us, the aim was to avoid a “conveyor belt” type of album and instead “take my audience to a place that maybe collectively we haven’t been before.”
Now, however, Chesney is ready to get out and play in front of live audiences again.
“This is really about us and the fans,” he said of the touring experience. “The fact that every year, so many people make their summer about coming to see us. I’ve missed that sense of community and that passion for the music.”
He also said he’ll mix familiar material in with more recent songs. “There’s gonna be some stuff from the new record and songs people haven’t heard in a while. There’s gonna be a whole lot of music and some surprises,” he said.
And he still appears quite proud of what he accomplished with his latest album, The Big Revival.
“I didn’t know if I could take the music as far as we were able with the album. That’s the beauty of giving things time to be what they’re meant to. We’re already working on next year’s video. I’ve seen the stage – and the lights. As the set list comes together, and we start locking down rehearsals, this is gonna be a wild night. I hope the fans are ready.”
Stay tuned for details on cities, dates and tickets for Kenny Chesney’s 2015 Big Revival Tour.
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