Chesney rocks Soldier Field

posted June 23rd, 2008 at 10:49 pm

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by Josh Martn

Kenny Chesney took his Poets & Pirates tour to another stadium over the weekend: Soldier Field in Chicago, home of the Bears. GAC has a wrap of the show:

“It’s been pretty crazy this year,” Kenny says. “We have had some amazing moments, whether it was having them all but close Duval Street when the Keg In The Closet warm-up shows hit Key West or having Steve Miller come out and play with us in San Francisco, and this just takes it one step further.”

Just like in San Francisco, the Chicago show — presented at the stadium where the Bears play their NFL games — had its own special moments. Keith’s wife, Nicole Kidman, was on hand, and Keith sang “Happy Birthday” to her one day after she turned 41. Keith and Kenny did a duet on the Eagles’ classic “Take It To The Limit,” and two members of the city’s baseball teams — Cubs outfielder Jim Edmonds and White Sox infielder Nick Swisher — were also in attendance, according to the post-concert chatter on the WUSN site.

CMT has an article covering some interesting details about the show:

• Gary Allan took a swig of Jack Daniels between each song. Maybe he needed it for his voice. Or his buzz.

• Allan, Luke Bryan and Keith Urban all wore patch pocket jeans. Must be some kind of pact the Nashville stylists formed.

• The artists must’ve played about a dozen guitars between them, and that doesn’t even include the ones in the bands. That probably makes the Takamine, Maton, Fender and Gibson musical instrument companies really proud.

• LeAnn Rimes performed in bare feet. She had a bandage around her toe, so I understand the no-shoe thing. Still can’t get my head around the no-bra thing, though. It was a wardrobe malfunction waiting to happen.

• Chesney’s tour manager came out to play harmonica on “Shiftwork.” Talk about multi-tasking. And one guy in Chesney’s brass section was actually a little boy.

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