Chesney will get intimate by not enjoying stadiums
Kenny Chesney is taking his newest album, Songs For The Saints, on the highway in 2019, however in a extra intimate setting than his earlier treks, together with 2018’s record-breaking Trip Around the Sun Tour the place he performed to over one million followers at Foxborough’s Gillette Stadium. He is aware of his huge stadium exhibits are a ceremony summer time, enjoying to over one million folks on each single tour, however the eight-time Entertainer the Year wished to take the music to on to the followers.
“I wished to vary it up,” says Chesney. “Last 12 months was so intense, and superb. No Shoes Nation took it to an entire different degree, they usually blew all us away. It was the type power you don’t take as a right. So after we began interested by subsequent 12 months, they made me wanna come to them. Rather than the large two-day set-up, make everybody come to a stadium away from their houses, I wished to go to the place the followers dwell… strip issues again a bit, and make it a little bit extra intimate.”
“I really like reaching to the very prime, the very again a soccer stadium, however I additionally love the concept actually with the ability to see the again the room.”
Initial dates for the 2019 trek embrace Champaign, Illinois; Grand Rapids, Michigan and Tuscaloosa, Alabama, making Songs for the Saints 2019 Tour a decidedly completely different type tour. Focusing on the heartland, mid-Atlantic and South over the course three months, it’s an opportunity for the songwriter/celebrity from East Tennessee to get into a number of cities with out stadiums – and Chesney is fired up concerning the prospects. More dates can be introduced quickly.
“Sometimes it’s about stripping issues again, and creating a distinct type expertise,” says the one nation artist on Billboard’s Top 10 Touring Acts the Last 25 Years. “Making Songs for the Saints actually confirmed me the facility bringing issues nearer to the guts. For me, I wished 2019 on the highway to get the music to the followers, proper the place they dwell, and as all the time, my group discovered precisely tips on how to assist me do this.”
For Chesney, the person Variety known as “nation music’s solely true long-term stadium act” and about whom USA Today hailed, “Chesney’s charisma stretched to the again rows the stadium,” Songs for the Saints 2019 Tour makes good on all the things his profession has been constructed on. Having spent 2018 writing and recording Songs for the Saints, spearheading island restoration efforts within the U.S. and British Virgin Islands via his Love for Love City Fund, enjoying 19 stadiums and 43 dates, his focus has been on how music makes a distinction.
“This is the type factor you do for ardour,” Chesney explains. “To rein issues in a bit, change up the best way we current the music, I do know these songs will present us issues they don’t after we’re in these huge stadiums. I by no means fear concerning the power or the fervour, however I feel the songs are completely different relying on the place you play them. So I’m fired up for 2019.”
2019 Tour Dates:
Champaign, IL – State Farm Center
Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum
Washington, DC – The Anthem
Tallahassee, FL – Donald L Tucker Civic Center
Orange Beach, AL – The Wharf
Columbia, MO – Mizzou Arena
Wichita, KS – INTRUST Bank Arena
Wilkes-Barre, PA – Mohegan Sun Arena
Atlantic City, NJ – Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena
Tuscaloosa, AL – Tuscaloosa Amphitheater