KennyWith nearly two-dozen NFL-sized stadiums plays slated for this summer, Kenny Chesney took a good look at his remaining dates and thought about the show he was planning for this tour. Knowing each venue has individual needs – and scaling down from stadium- size, especially the amphitheaters, can remove some of the impact, he chose carefully.

“For all the time we had to create for The Big Revival Tour,” Chesney says, “I wanted to make sure the fans got to experience it. I love amphitheaters and all the fun… But I want to give the fans the same impact with the show, because The Big Revival Tour’s set up to be pretty special.”

Chesney’s non-stadium The Big Revival Tour shows will be played mostly in enclosed arenas. Not all the dates have been announced – in part due to seeking the best venues to streamline the production and not lose impact – but an almost complete tour schedule is attached. After a year off the road, Chesney is ready to get back to the fans, starting March 26 at the Bridgestone Arena.

“I can’t begin to describe the difference spending the time and being able to really focus on creating an album in terms of the songs, the production, the intensity,” Chesney says. “It feels like the same way we put this year’s tour together! We had more time to consider what we wanted, so we were able to get more creative and could dream a little more wide open…

“A year away from the fans, whether people realize it or not, is hard on me. I live to play – as much as I live to write songs and make music. So I’m ready to get out there and play this new music for people. I want give them a taste of how good The Big Revival is — and hear them singing ‘Til It’s Gone,’ ‘American Kids’ or even ‘The Big Revival’ back to me!”

Having sold in excess of a million tickets each of his headlining tours, Chesney is the only Country Artist in Billboard’s Top 10 Tour Acts of the Last 25 years – and that’s with only 12 years as a headliner. After his first stadium concert – 2003’s Neyland Stadium show, selling over 60,000 tickets in Knoxville – Chesney has played 111 football stadium shows in total.

“It’s a different kind of show, a different kind of energy – and what the fans bring in that environment hits every one of us onstage so hard,” Chesney says of the rush. “Every show is incredible, but there’s something about those really big ones. I think we were able to channel some of that excitement into the songs on this record – and I want to see if we can bring that intensity to the arenas and the few amphitheaters we’re playing this summer.”

The Big Revival, his 13th #1 Billboard Country Album debut, already yielded his 25th #1 with the multiple week chart-topper “American Kids,” also nominated for Best Country Song at the Grammys. “’Til It’s Gone,” the follow-up, is poised just outside #1 this week with a bullet.

Even the critics concur. Rolling Stone offered The Big Revival “continuously brings a sense of musical energy and emotional urgency.” while USA Today called it, “a coming-of-age tale full of life-changing memories” and The Associated Press wrote, “avoids the clichés flowing through contemporary country songs by injecting some real-life gravitas.”

“This new music takes the show to a whole other level,” Chesney says. “I’m so ready to get out there with the fans… and I think it’s gonna be a summer you won’t forget.”

Kenny Chesney’s 2015 The Big Revival Tour

Sponsored by Corona Light

March 26                    Bridgestone Arena                  Nashville, TN
March 27                    Surprise                                   tba
March 28                    Colonial Life Arena                 Columbia, SC
April 8                        Bon Secours Wellness Arena  Greenville, SC
April 9                        Legacy Arena At The BJCC   Birmingham, AL
April 11                      Tortuga Music Festival           Fort Lauderdale, FL
April 16                      Greensboro Coliseum             Greensboro, NC
April 17                      KFC Yum! Center                  Louisville, KY
April 23                      Times Union Center               Albany, NY
April 24-25                 Mohegan Sun Center              Uncasville, CT
April 29                      Jobing.com Arena                   Glendale, AZ
May 2                         Levi’s Stadium                        San Francisco, CA
May 6                         Scottrade Center                     Saint Louis, MO
May 7                         Wells Fargo Arena                  Des Moines, IA
May 9                         Lucas Oil Stadium                   Indianapolis, IN
May 14                       BOK Center                            Tulsa, OK
May 16                       AT&T Stadium                       Dallas, TX
May 21                       Austin 360 Amphitheater       Austin, TX
May 22                       BBVA Compass Stadium       Houston, TX
May 23                       BCS Superfest                        Baton Rouge, LA
May 27                       Merriweather Post Pavillion   Columbia, MD
May 28                       PNC Arena                             Raleigh, NC
May 30                       Heinz Field                             Pittsburgh, PA
June 4                          Ford Center                             Evansville, IN
June 6                          Soldier Field                            Chicago, IL
June 11                        Time Warner Cable Arena      Charlotte, NC
June 13                        Georgia Dome                         Atlanta, GA
June 14                        Florida Country Superfest      Jacksonville, FL
June 18                        Denny Sanford Premier Ctr.   Sioux Falls, SD
June 20                        Lambeau Field                        Green Bay, WI
June 21                        Ohio Country Superfest          Columbus, OH
June 25                        Ambleside                               Vancouver, BC
June 27                        Century Link Field                  Seattle, WA
July 8                          CMAC                                     Canandaigua, NY
July 9                          Quicken Loans Arena              Cleveland, OH
July 11                         Lincoln Financial Field           Philadelphia, PA
July 16                         Pinnacle Bank Arena              Lincoln, NE
July 18-19                   Target Field                             Minneapolis, MN
July 22                         Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys       Lake Tahoe, CA
July 23                         SaveMart Center                    Fresno, CA
July 25                         Rose Bowl                              Pasadena, CA
July 29                        Snowden Grove                      Southaven, MS
July 30                        Arkansas Music Pavilion        Rogers, AR
August 1                     Arrowhead Stadium                Kansas City, MO
August 6                     Energy Solutions Arena          Salt Lake City, UT
August 8                     SA Field at Mile High             Denver, CO
August 13                   Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion Bangor, ME
August 15                   Metlife Stadium                      E. Rutherford, NJ
August 19                   Canadian Tire Center              Ottawa, ONT
August 20                   tba
August 22                   Ford Field                               Detroit, MI
August 28-29              Gillette Stadium                     Foxboro, MA
2015’s The Big Revival Tour is presented by Corona Light.

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With nearly two-dozen NFL-sized stadiums plays slated for this summer, Kenny Chesney took a good look at his remaining dates and thought about the show he was planning for this tour. Knowing each venue has individual needs – and scaling down from stadium- size, especially the amphitheaters, can remove...