Final Show of 2009 a Tearjerker for Chesney

posted September 20th, 2009 at 9:31 am

by Josh Martn

Kenny Chesney finished out the 2009 Sun City Carnival Tour on Saturday night at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

The show was bittersweet for Kenny, as it was the final show of the year coupled with the fact that he is taking next year off from major touring. He had to fight back tears while singing “Better As A Memory” for the show closer.

The Indianapolis Star has a review of the show:

Familiar songs were easy to follow. Thankfully, Chesney has no shortage of hits.

Most rolled out in recursive loops of lyrics focused on nostalgia, tropical fun and landlocked fun.

Yet amid “Live Those Songs,” “When the Sun Goes Down,” “Summertime,” “I Go Back,” “Beer in Mexico” and “Keg in the Closet,” Chesney carved out a serious streak with love/parenthood songs “Anything But Mine,” “Down the Road,” “Me and You” and “There Goes My Life.”

Chesney’s most personal moment arrived with show-closer “Better As a Memory,” an emotional challenge he nearly lost — perhaps because he’s announced there will be no blockbuster summer tour in 2010.

Read the full review here. The article also has a Photo Gallery with some great pics of Kenny during the show.

We’re still looking for the set list from the show. If you have it, please email it to us.

Did you attend the show? Share your experience on our discussion board!

Photo by Matt Kryger / The Star.

Tagged in Personal, Photos, Show Reviews, Tour

  • sosilly

    One can only imagine how hard this decision was for him.
    Not only is this the last show, but that is his family, his road family. They have been with him what 10-15 yrs and the lat 8 tours that have really surpassed what even he probably imagined.
    This will be rough for him, as much as he needs a break. Who knows what will happen to crew and the band. He knows they need to work.
    I will say there has got to be NO doubt in his mind how much his fans love him and support him

  • Greg

    I can’t believe he is gonna take a year off, thats one of my favorite parts of the summer is his concerts! Hey, didn’t you mean the end of the 2009?

  • vicki weber

    Josh,Greg is right a correction should be made “Final Show of 2009 A Tear Jerker For Chesney” Kenny Chesney has no tour dates for 2010,remember,Kenny is taking a year off and he will return in 2011? And kenny,Enjoy your time now
    that you are taking a year off.I still love you very much and i will always be your #1 fan.I will see you again when you return in 2011?

  • Sue M

    It was a great show, 2nd time this year we saw Kenny. 1st time in Chicago, This was actually a better show. It will be a long year without seeing him on tour but I can’t wait until he starts again. Enjoy your time off Kenny, you deserve it.


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