Kenny Chesney set a new record at MetLife Stadium with a total of 58,642 fans in attendance for The Big Revival Tour. He also melted the hearts of everyone there when he kissed a woman with special needs on the lips at her request.
A young woman with Down Syndrome shouted from the crowd to come up on stage with the singer. He gladly lifted her to the stage where she shared some special moments with Chesney– including a kiss! “I just want to let you know,” said the young woman, “Kenny Chesney is my true love. He inspires me, and right now, I want to kiss him on the lips. Do you want to see it?” Chesney laughed and obliged before the fan continued.
“His music got me through the toughest times. His music inspires me. The reason why I want to be on the stage was because my grandfather’s dream was to see me up here, to sing with Kenny. Do you want to see me sing more with Kenny Chesney? Because I’ve been doing it for 24 years.” Chesney turned to the crowd and announced, “This is the reason we write songs. Right here!” Together they went to the main mic as Chesney sang his recent #1, “Wild Child.” “That young woman had so much heart, so much spirit,” Chesney said of the show-stopping fan. “She was just fearless and true and wanted to tell people what was on her mind. Talk about inspiring all of us about how to live our lives.”
Kenny Chesney has been named as one of the headliners of the 2016 Runaway Country Music Festival in Orlando next March.
The fest is relocating from Melbourne to the Orlando area, meaning it’s just the road for Tampa Bay fans. And considering the A-list lineup Runaway 2016 is building, we’re betting plenty will make the trip.
Kenny Chesney, Eric Church and Jake Owen will headline Runaway Country’s 2016 lineup, organizers announced today. Joining them are Old Dominion, Craig Wayne Boyd, Maddie and Tae, Grayson Rodgers, Johnny Bulford and Lockhart, Old Southern Moonshine Revival and several big-name acts yet to be announced.
The festival is March 18-20 at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, about 90 minutes east of Tampa and just off the Florida Turnpike. Campsites are on sale now for all three days, or if you just want tickets, they’re $89 per day ($159-$189 reserved seating) or $129 ($299-$319) for the weekend. Parking and campground services are extra.
Kenny Chesney, along with Jason Aldean, played Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City on Saturday for the fourth time in the last five years and broke an attendance record set in 1994.
Headlining a bill that included co-headliner Jason Aldean and Brantley Gilbert, Chesney drew a crowd of 57,368, according to officials with the Kansas City Chiefs, breaking the stadium record of 56,132, set by Pink Floyd in June 1994.
The largest concert crowd at Arrowhead may have been the most raucous, too. For more than two hours, Chesney and his band fired one hit after another at the throng that surrounded them, and each time it responded like fans watching their favorite sports team win a playoff game.
Chesney’s was the fifth set of a show that started at 4:30 p.m., when the stage and much of the crowd was bathed in sun and heat. The openers included Old Dominion, a five-piece standard country-rock band from Tennessee that played its singles, “Shut Me Up” and “Break Up With Him.”
He says, “If I’m off the road, and it’s in the fall and I’m watching football, I’m like everybody else. I’ll eat a bag of Doritos sitting watching football all day on Sunday, or whatever it is. I take that time off the road to drink a few beers and just eat.”
As a native of East Tennessee, Kenny grew up eating classic Southern fried chicken and big casseroles.
He adds, “Everything we did revolved around food. So, that’s not left me. It’s part of my insanity, ’cause I still want to do that, but I can’t [when I’m touring].”
So, what does Kenny like to chow down on in the fall? He admits he’s got a weakness for cheese, pasta and chocolate. Kenny likes to wash all that down with a glass of red wine.
Kenny Chesney brought The Big Revival Tour to Minneapolis on Saturday night and broke his own record for attendance at Target Field, the home of the Twins.
Kenny Chesney returned to Target Field on Saturday Night to perform his hit songs as part of his “Big Revival Tour” across the country. Chesney dawned a Minnesota Twins hat as he took the stage in front of 44,152 people, which is just a little more than the 43,940 that showed up to his show two years ago.
Chesney also performed at Target Field on Sunday night.
Kenny Chesney performed last Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia for the 8th time and set an attendance record:
The Tennessee native sold an impressive 55,131 tickets for the concert — his eighth visit to that particular venue in the City of Brotherly Love — making it the largest single-night country show ever at Lincoln Financial Field.
“It’s funny, when you go back to markets in this size venue tour after tour, you wonder if people are ever going to get tired of the big show, the long day — and listening to the crowd last night, they were as alive, as loud, as crazy about the music as they were in 2006,” Chesney says, recalling his first visit to Philadelphia nine years ago.
“Someone said we could’ve sold 15,000 more tickets easy, which seems crazy,” he continues, “only I heard that crowd. When they cheered, when they sang along, we could hear them onstage over all [those] instruments — and that’s saying something! Because, honestly, when a crowd’s feeling it, you can’t deny it, and when they’re not, that’s pretty obvious, too.”
“The folks in Philly really brought it,” he adds. “When I heard the crowd before we got out on stage, when the pre-tape is rolling, you knew friends were made, fun was had — and the reason they’d come out was more than met. After all these years, that’s everything about why I do this.”