Provide Feedback to Lucas Oil Stadium on Acoustics

posted September 16th, 2008 at 1:31 pm

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by Josh Martn

Lucas Oil Stadium, host of the Kenny Chesney concert on Saturday night in Indianpolis, received numerous complaints of sound issues from the concert attendees:

Seated with her daughter in the building’s 600 level — or highest balcony — Reed had problems when Brother Trouble arrived onstage at 4 p.m.

“We could not understand one word they were saying or singing,” Reed said.

After walking to a customer service desk, Reed said she waited for 45 minutes amid dozens of other ticketholders with similar concerns.

“I wish someone in a suit just would have come down and said, ‘You know what? We have problems,'” Reed said. “We were told management was going to come down, but no one ever did.”

Officials for Lucas Oil Stadium want input from those that attended the show so that they can correct any issues in the future:

Garbled sound marred the debut concert at Lucas Oil Stadium, and building officials say they’re interested in hearing complaints.

Unwanted echoes bounced down from the stadium’s roof when supporting acts LeAnn Rimes, Gary Allan, Luke Bryan and Brother Trouble played.

Acoustics-related problems decreased after the retractable roof opened for performances by Chesney and Keith Urban.

Lucas Oil Stadium executive director Barney Levengood said feedback from concert attendees will help the facility in its quest to be considered as a tour stop when music’s biggest acts are on the road.

“We have heard from people that their sound and location was great; we have heard from others that it was not,” Levengood said. “We take those suggestions seriously. We’re going to take a look at the building and try to determine the cause. Was it the production, was it the building or a combination thereof?”

To register a complaint, Levengood advised ticketholders to call the Lucas Oil Stadium switchboard at (317) 262-8600.

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“Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven” Climbing The Charts

posted September 16th, 2008 at 8:40 am

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by Josh Martn

Kenny Chesney’s latest single, “Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven”, is in the Top 5 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles Chart after only six weeks on the air.

Here’s the Top 5:

  1. Brad Paisley – “Waitin’ On A Woman”
  2. Jimmy Wayne – “Do You Believe Me Now”
  3. Darius Rucker – “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It”
  4. Keith Urban – “You Look Good In My Shirt”
  5. Kenny Chesney – “Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven”

“Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven” was at number six last week.

Preview and download the single below:

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More Details on “Lucky Old Sun” Deluxe Edition

posted September 15th, 2008 at 11:27 am

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by Josh Martn has more information on the Deluxe Edition of Kenny Chesney’s latest album, “Lucky Old Sun”, which comes out October 14th.

As previously reported here on ChesneyWorld, the Deluxe Edition will contain bonus live tracks. Here is the additional details that Amazon lists:

  • A chance to be one of two lucky winners of the “Kick It Off With Kenny” contest, in which the winners will be flown to the opening of Kenny’s 2009 tour (date/location are pending).
  • A connected element allows you to download the video to the album’s smash single “Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven,” as well as the highly sought after animated pirate video introduction used on Kenny’s 2008 “Poets and Pirates” tour
  • It also contains a link to Kenny’s website and a link to view Kenny’s catalog videos

Here are the bonus live tracks that have been previously mentioned here on ChesneyWorld:

  1. Boston
  2. Got A Little Crazy
  3. Soul Of A Sailor
  4. Guitars and Tiki Bars

Pre-Order “Lucky Old Sun” now!

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Poets & Pirates Tour Ends in Indy

posted September 14th, 2008 at 11:23 am

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by Josh Martn

Kenny Chesney wrapped up his 2008 Poets & Pirates Tour at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Saturday night, playing to a capacity crowd of 52,000. LeAnn Rimes, Gary Allan, Luke Bryan, and Next Big Star winner Brother Trouble opened for Chesney.

The Indy Star has a review of the show: “Chesney Show Is A Wonder Under The Stars”

Kenny Chesney did his part Saturday night to entertain a capacity crowd of 52,000 at Lucas Oil Stadium, but he couldn’t have done it without friendly skies and the building’s retractable roof.


Hours before Chesney sang inside Lucas Oil Stadium, he played a short unplugged show in an adjacent parking lot.

Several hundred fans caught Chesney’s three-song performance at a tailgate party sponsored by XM Satellite Radio.

Wearing a gray T-shirt and a maroon baseball cap, Chesney used a hoarse voice to talk up his “No Shoes” channel that’s available to XM subscribers.

His robust baritone was evident, however, during renditions of “No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems,” new single “Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven” and the rarely played “Island Boy.”

Read the entire article here.

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Chesney Leads CMA Nominations with Seven

posted September 10th, 2008 at 2:06 pm

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by Josh Martn

The Country Music Association announced their nominations today, and Kenny Chesney leads the class of nominees with seven. Here are the categories that Chesney is nominated in:

  • Entertainer of the Year
  • Album of the Year
  • Male Vocalist of the Year
  • Musical Event of the Year (with Reba for “Every Other Weekend)
  • Musical Event of the Year (with George Strait for “Shiftwork”)
  • Single of the Year (for “Don’t Blink”)
  • Music Video of the Year (for “Don’t Blink”)

Kenny Chesney has won six CMA Awards in his career. He’s been nominated 22 times (not including this year), and is the reigning Entertainer of the Year.

Watch the 42nd annual CMA Awards on Wednesday, November 12th at 8/7c on ABC!

Update – Chesney discusses the honor of being nominated seven times:

“Mornings like this is where you know the music that means so much to you means something to other people, too,” Chesney said.

“We work so hard on this music, the tours, the videos. It’s so much the focus of what I do, how I live,” Chesney said. “It’s always a thrill to see that people are not just noticing, but recognize what we’re all trying to do.”

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“Lucky Old Sun” Cover

posted September 10th, 2008 at 12:45 pm

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by Josh Martn has posted the cover image for Chesney’s new album “Lucky Old Sun”:

“Lucky Old Sun” hits stores October 21st. Pre-Order now!

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Poets & Pirates Tour Winding Down

posted September 9th, 2008 at 4:40 pm

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by Josh Martn

The 2008 Poets & Pirates Tour is quickly coming to an end. Chesney only has three tour dates remaining:

  • Wed,, Sept. 10th – BOK Center – Tulsa, OK — Get Tickets -> TicketsNow | Stubhub
  • Thurs., Sept. 11th – Verizon Wireless Amp. – St. Louis, MO — Get Tickets -> TicketMaster | Stubhub
  • Sat., Sept. 13th – Lucas Oil Field – Indianapolis, IN — Get Tickets -> TicketMaster | Stubhub

Though the tour is nearly over, Chesney fans have a lot to look forward to this fall. On October 21st, Chesney’s latest album “Lucky Old Sun” will hit stores.

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