Chesney Goes All Out for Frisco Makeup Show

posted May 18th, 2009 at 11:57 am

by Josh Martn

Rain didn’t stop the show this time. Kenny Chesney made good on his promise and returned to Frisco, Texas on Sunday night to play a makeup show after the May 2nd concert was canceled 50 minutes in due to rain.

There were no opening acts this time. Chesney came out around 7:30 and asked “Where was I?” and then proceeded to finish “There’s Something Sexy About The Rain”, which is what he was in the middle of playing when the first show was called off.

“It was still light out – and I can’t tell you the last time I went on before dark,” Chesney says of his free return to Dallas, “but I wanted those people to know we’d come to play! They’d been so amazing that night in the rain – and this show was for them! It was going to be one of those nights, and we were there to make some music, to let them know how much we appreciated their staying with us.”

After playing his normal set, Kenny launched into his encore by singing a string of covers like he did in Las Vegas back in April.

“15 minutes into the songs we loved, I decided to get comfortable,” said Chesney. “We’d just played ‘With or Without You,’ and I stripped off my boots and went barefoot. I wanted to feel the stage under my feet, just let it all go… and we did! ‘You Never Called Me By My Name’ and ‘Ice Cream Man,’ and three hours in, we played ‘Take It To The Limit,’ and that was that.”

Here were the songs played in the extended set:

  • Take It Easy
  • Gimme Three Steps
  • Dixieland Delight
  • The Fireman
  • Last Dance with Mary Jane
  • The Joker
  • Three Little Birds
  • Sweet Home Alabama
  • Blister In The Sun
  • With or Without You
  • You Really Got Me Now
  • Hurts So Good
  • You Never Called Me By My Name
  • Ice Cream Man
  • Old Blue Chair
  • Please Come To Boston
  • Take It To The Limit

“Technically we’d fulfilled our obligation, but then there’s the moment… and the way you feel… and that was something I couldn’t forget: all those people in that horrible rain who stayed there with us. They gave us a gift I’ll never forget – so, this seems like the least we could do.”

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Tagged in Special Appearances, Tour

  • Kathy

    Hope he plays just as long when I see him in Maryland Friday night. I’m traveling 6 hours on my birthday to go see him with my sister fighting holiday traffic. If he plays this set I will be one happy camper!!!

  • Texas LOVES Kenny

    OMG! That was the best concert I have ever been too. He rocked Pizza Hut Park. Him and his band were just awesome. I can’t wait for next years tour. Thank you Kenny for making that a night we will never forget.

  • dana*

    I knew he’d make it big, what a guy…that’s why we love him so :) Who ever saw that show experienced Kenny’s love of music and his doubt about that!

  • TX FAN

    I can not believe how amazing that concert was! We were not able to get the same quality of seats that we had at the first concert, but he more than made up for that. This guy definitely deserves Entertainer of the Year! This was a once-in-a-lifetime moment for a lot of us and it’s one I’ll never forget. I can’t imagine any other entertainer going to such trouble to not only come back and put on a show, but to pay for it entirely himself and make it the best concert I’ve ever attended.

    His performance in both the first and second Frisco, TX shows is the reason why I will always be a fan of this guy. Some artists will say how much they appreciate their fans, but this one puts his money where his mouth is. Thanks for taking care of your fans Kenny!


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