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Sun City Carnival Continues Tonight on Long Island

posted June 24th, 2009 at 1:04 am

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by Josh Martn

Kenny Chesney’s 2009 Sun City Carnival Tour continues tonight with a show from the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, New York.

Sticking with a northeasterly swing, Chesney will then play at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Virginia Beach, VA on Thursday. Then on Saturday it’s another stadium show as Kenny brings the Carnival to Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. Gates open at 2 p.m. and the concert begins at 4 p.m. Parking will be open at 9 a.m. and cost $20.00 per space.

Get great tickets for these shows here.


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TouchTunes Announces Kenny Chesney Summer Soundtrack Sweepstakes

posted June 23rd, 2009 at 10:19 am

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by Josh Martn

TouchTunes, the largest interactive entertainment network in North America, announces its TouchTunes Kenny Chesney Greatest Hits II Summer Soundtrack Sweepstakes. Fans can registers to win a fly-away trip for two to one of the high-impact, high-energy performances on Chesney’ssold-out Sun City Carnival Tour, that plays 12 stadiums, a series of arenas and a handful of amphitheatres this summer.

Beginning June 23, music lovers may enter the sweepstakes two ways: via interactive entry forms on TouchTunes digital jukebox screens at participating locations nationwide, or by going online at www.touchtunes.com/kennychesney. The promotion runs through the July 4th weekend, traditionally a very busy time of year for bars, restaurants and other places jukeboxes are found. Entry deadline is July 8, 2009.

“There’s nothing like a song on the jukebox,” said Chesney, the multi-platnum singer/guitarslinger/ songwriter from East Tennessee. “When your song comes up…you get a certain kind of rush. And no matter your mood, there’s always a song on the TouchTunes jukebox that can define it. So this is a pretty cool way to be part of the digital jukebox nation.”


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Lucas Oil Stadium Works to Improve Acoustics

posted June 23rd, 2009 at 9:00 am

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by Josh Martn

Last year’s Kenny Chesney concert at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis attracted 52,000 fans but many of them had trouble making out the words to the songs because of poor acoustics. After receiving numerous complaints both Chesney and the venue are working to improve the acoustics for this year’s September 19th show.

Ed Wannebo, production manager for Chesney’s shows since 2003, took a break from this summer’s tour to visit Lucas Oil Stadium, which he assessed as one of the most challenging listening rooms in America.

“The goal is to minimize the exposed reflective surface,” Wannebo said. “Make the room as small as possible and soften it as much as possible.”

The Indiana Stadium and Convention Building Authority will spend $200,000 on wall treatments to minimize echoes during the event. Drapes will cover large windows on the northeast and southwest ends of the building to achieve the same objective.

Stadium director Mike Fox said the Capital Improvement Board, under scrutiny for a projected $47 million deficit, won’t pay for any part of the bill.

“The (building authority) always had money in the budget to address acoustical issues, once we identified them,” said John Klipsch, executive director of the building authority. “We knew we wouldn’t identify them until after the building opened and a concert played here.”

Get tickets for Chesney’s Indianapolis show along with other shows on the tour here.


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Chesney The Fifth Highest-Grossing Musician

posted June 22nd, 2009 at 8:32 pm

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by Josh Martn

Forbes has released its annual list of the top grossing musicians and Kenny Chesney made the list at number five with $65 million in earnings.

Here’s a look at the top 10:

  1. Madonna – $110 million
  2. Celine Dion – $100 million
  3. Beyonce – $87 million
  4. Bruce Springsteen – $70 million
  5. Kenny Chesney – $65 million
  6. Rascal Flatts – $60 million
  7. Coldplay – $60 million
  8. AC/DC – $60 million
  9. The Eagles – $55 million
  10. Toby Keith – $52 million

In the past 12 months, the top 10 musicians earned a combined $719 million, up from $500 million during the 12-month period ending June 2008, Forbes said.

The average ticket price climbed $5.26, to $67.33, the biggest single-year increase in 15 years. Gross revenue for the top 100 touring acts was up 6.5 percent.

Arena acts now earn about $20 per ticket, compared with only about $1 per CD sold, the magazine said.

Touring acts make additional millions through merchandise sales.


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Review of Saturday Night’s Show in Fargo

posted June 21st, 2009 at 10:49 am

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by Josh Martn

The Sun City Carnival Tour continued on Saturday night as Kenny Chesney rocked the FargoDome in Fargo, North Dakota. The Forum of Fargo has a review of the show: “Party trained: Kenny Chesney plays Fargodome”

Kenny Chesney is a wedge.

And not just because the country star, who played to more than 14,000 people in the Fargodome on Saturday night, has songs with enough Caribbean influence to offend hardline country traditionalists.

More so, it’s because the stud who’s never met a sleeveless shirt he hasn’t liked is the dividing line between old-school country purists who won’t listen to anything not endorsed by Nashville and the new-school country fans raised in a world where country and rock music sound like siblings who get along.

Read the full review here.

View the set list here.


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Chesney Reportedly Sends Jet for Zac Brown Band

posted June 20th, 2009 at 5:29 pm

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by Josh Martn

B-93.7 FM in Grand Rapids, Michigan tweeted earlier today that the Zac Brown Band were stuck in Colorado last night after their flight was canceled and Kenny Chesney dispatched his private jet to get the boys up to Michigan for their performance today at the B93 Birthday Bash 17.

Update – From MLive.com:

We also caught up backstage with the Zac Brown Band, who told Press correspondent Lorilee Craker how their flight out of Denver was canceled Friday and how they called up superstar Kenny Chesney, who let the guys use his jet.

“We were gonna charter a jet, but it’s stupid expensive to do that,” said Zac Brown, “so we called up Kenny … and he hooked it up to bring all the guys here.”

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Review of Chesney at Apple River Country Splash

posted June 20th, 2009 at 9:03 am

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by Josh Martn

Kenny Chesney headlined the Apple River Country Splash Festival on Friday night in Somerset, Wisconsin. TwinCities.com has a review of the show: “Kenny Chesney gets the party started”

While the music industry suffers through the economic doldrums afflicting every line of business, why is it that country star Kenny Chesney is packing football stadiums?

Well, he answered that question pretty eloquently while headlining Friday’s installment of the three-day Apple River Country Splash on the outskirts of Somerset, Wis. Chesney has earned his audience with flamboyant, high-energy shows that are long on sweat equity and party anthems. He served as both host and the life of the party as the light dimmed on one of the longest days of the year, encouraging an enthusiastic crowd of more than 11,000 to embrace the arrival of summer.

Chesney’s 90-minute set capped a 9 1/2-hour country festival, but Friday’s show came as something of a package deal, as Chesney has been touring with the two acts that preceded him to the stage, Miranda Lambert and Lady Antebellum. The latter’s late-afternoon set was rich with harmonies and youthful vigor.

Read the full review here.

If you have the set list for the show please e-mail it to us.


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