Kenny Breaks His Own Record in Philly

posted July 14th, 2015 at 10:18 pm

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by Josh

Kenny Chesney performed last Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia for the 8th time and set an attendance record:

The Tennessee native sold an impressive 55,131 tickets for the concert — his eighth visit to that particular venue in the City of Brotherly Love — making it the largest single-night country show ever at Lincoln Financial Field.

“It’s funny, when you go back to markets in this size venue tour after tour, you wonder if people are ever going to get tired of the big show, the long day — and listening to the crowd last night, they were as alive, as loud, as crazy about the music as they were in 2006,” Chesney says, recalling his first visit to Philadelphia nine years ago.

“Someone said we could’ve sold 15,000 more tickets easy, which seems crazy,” he continues, “only I heard that crowd. When they cheered, when they sang along, we could hear them onstage over all [those] instruments — and that’s saying something! Because, honestly, when a crowd’s feeling it, you can’t deny it, and when they’re not, that’s pretty obvious, too.”

“The folks in Philly really brought it,” he adds. “When I heard the crowd before we got out on stage, when the pre-tape is rolling, you knew friends were made, fun was had — and the reason they’d come out was more than met. After all these years, that’s everything about why I do this.”



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