Heinz Field hosts the Poets & Pirates Tour

posted June 15th, 2008 at 11:48 am

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by Josh Martn

Heinz Field, the home of the Pittsburgh Steelers, hosted Kenny Chesney and the Poets & Pirates Tour on Saturday night with a sold out show.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has a review of the show:

He tore through his 21 song set list with utter precision starting with “Live Those Songs.” I don’t know who was more ecstatic, Chesney or the fans — who in fact sang and knew every lyric to every song. Impressive.

Chesney favorites included “Beer in Mexico,” “Wild Ride,” “Don’t Blink” and “Young.” He played 13 songs on full throttle until he finally eased up on the pedal with “Better as a Memory.” Afterward, he roused the crowd back to a fever pitch on “Back Where I Come From” as those digital screens displayed recent video of some of Pittsburgh’s greatest local landmarks and sports teams. He turned in a poignant performance of “Old Blue Chair” accompanying himself on acoustic guitar for a nice change of pace. I could have used a little more of that. Right after, he brought Urban back to the stage for a cover of The Eagles’ “Take it to the Limit.”

This town loves Chesney — and he loves them right back. His blue-collar sensibilities and work ethic fit right into his fan base here. They come to rock, and he delivers it straight on. So, as the sea of cell phone cameras illuminated this hearty audience like stars in the night sky, I thought about their devotion and decided they are in a class by themselves, too.

Read the entire review here.

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