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 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 26th 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.
– Posted by TawnyTucker CMTT
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January 16, 2015 [Friday] Issue #1373
JEFFERSON AIRPLANE EXEC FALLS FROM STARSHIP In the 1960s Rock music sizzles to the beat of a different drum. Flower-power groups like The Rolling Stones, Yardbyrds, Bob Dylan plus Jefferson Airplane fire up our radio dials. Legendary Bay Area concert promoter and longtime manager of Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship and Hot Tuna, Bill Thompson dies of a massive morning heart attack at 70 on Monday, January 12, 2015 in Mill Valley, CA.
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DALLAS COWBOYS SPORTS ANCHOR EXITS In 1991, Jimmy Johnson invites Babe Laufenberg, who plays eight NFL seasons, to Dallas Cowboys training camp as possible backup to QB Troy Aikman but instead uses Steve Beuerlein. For 17 years Babe Laufenberg is Dallas Cowboys radio analyst plus sports anchor on KTVT TV CBS CH 11 Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX. Due to a contract disagreement, Babe Laufenberg exits KTVT TV but he remains as Dallas Cowboys radio color analyst.
RODEOHOUSTON 2015 The 2015 Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo runs March 3-22, 2015 at NRG Park presents its star-studded RodeoHouston lineup of 21 musicians: Eric Church, Hunter Hayes, Miranda Lambert, John Legend, Alan Jackson, Fall Out Boy, Justin Moore, Tim McGraw, Brantley Gilbert, Zac Brown Band, Pitbull, Billy Currington, La Arrolladora Banda El Limón / La Maquinaria Norteña, Dierks Bentley, Ariana Grande, Florida Georgia Line, Blake Shelton, The Band Perry, Brad Paisley and Luke Bryan.
KABC-790 ESCAPES POLITICS KABC-790 in Los Angeles, CA changes its direction away from the hot subject of politics to what legendary TX Talk radio host Lynn Woolley describes as Happy Radio. Doug McIntyre remains 5-9am. Judge Cristina Perez replaces Bryan Suits from 9am-noon. Dr. Drew Midday Live with Mike Catherwood airs from 12-3pm. Jillian Barberie and John Phillips move from 12-3pm to 3-6pm when Midday LA becomes The Drive Home. Mark Levin from 6-9pm and Peter Tilden from 9pm-midnight remain in place.
TRIVIA QUESTION: What is Rock singer Chuck Berry’s birth name? The answer appears below.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
•MICKI GAMEZ iHeartMedia Rhythmic KZEP FM (Hot 104.5) San Antonio, TX adds APD duties effective January 19, 2014. •CBS RADIO bonds with Bloomberg Radio as primary supplier of business reports for CBS O&O radio stations in 12-key markets that include New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas, Houston, Philadelphia & Boston. •JERRY SCHNACKE VP/Market Manager of Hubbard WTMX FM (101.9), WDRV FM (97.1) & WILV FM (100.3) since 1997 is iHeartMedia VP of Sales of 7-station Windy City cluster.
ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES
•1953 KXLY TV ABC/CBS CH 4 in Spokane, WA begins on January 16th. •1965 JOHN MICHAEL MONTGOMERY(I Swear #1 four weeks-1994) born on January 20th in Danville, KY. •1978 SOYUZ 27 returns to Earth on January 16th. •1982 RONNIE MILSAP’s single I Wouldn’t Have Missed It For The World grabs #1 in Billboard Country on January 16th. •1994 HARRY NILSSON (Without You #1 four weeks-1972) dies at 52 on January 16th. •2007 TAYLOR SWIFT’s self-titled album Taylor Swift is RIAA Gold on January 16th.
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MICHAEL O’SHEA [former KLIF-1190 PD/DJ] (Santa Rosa, CA) Subject: Hi Jim… So sad to hear of the passing of Dallas Cowboy Jethro Pugh. My first week at KLIF (1190) was the week of the Ice Bowl in Green Bay and I became a huge Cowboy fan. KLIF was the flagship station of the Cowboys, with Bill Mercer the PBP guy. I attended every single home game at The Cotton Bowl in ’68-’69 and ’70. Jethro was part of that magical era with Bullet Bob Hayes (#22), Mel Renfro (#20), Don Meredith (#17) and young Craig Morton (#14). George Andrie and I played golf together a few times. Oh, Lance Rentzel (#19) served as the coach of the KLIF touch football team in those days too, with QB/PD Ken Dowe and a bunch of our record guy friends. Later we hired Lance’s brother-in-law, Dickie Heatherton (Joey’s Brother), as midday jock. Shortly after that Lance got himself in some well-publicized trouble. I liked him a lot…plus he gave us a bunch of the famous “Duke” NFL footballs from the Cowboy’s kicking bag. Something tells me that Jerry’s boys of today don’t mix that way with the local radio jocks Happy New Year, Jim. Michael O’Shea; President Sonoma Media Group; Santa Rosa, CA
DICKIE HEATHERTON Yes, in 1972 one day when I’m a newscaster on Heatherton’s mid-day KLIF-1190 DJ show he lets me know that he is Joey Heatherton’s brother. Dickie is the son of Big Band leader Ray Heatherton, and brother of singer/actress Joey Heatherton. Dickie appears on TV as announcer on The New Tic Tac Dough
(1978) plus The (New) $25,000 Pyramid (1973) game shows. Dickie Heatherton spends 14 years on ABC-TV’s General Hospital.
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JIM MCCURDY [ex KORQ FM DJ, KTAB-TV news anchor] (Austin-Cedar Park, TX) Hey Jim, Here’s wishing you and Miss Suzie a wonderful 2015! Thanks for all that you do on JRR news. I’m looking for an RCA 44B ribbon mic! Loved using that mic when I was on the air back in the day. I have a 77DX that’s in great shape that I still use for voice over work, and wanted to add to my collection. Let me know if you hear of one that is available. Thanks, Jim McCurdy
TRIVIA ANSWER: Singer, guitarist, songwriter and one of Rock and Roll’s earliest pioneers Chuck Berry’s birth name is Charles Edward Anderson Berry. Chuck’s Rockin’ tunes Maybellene (#5-1955), Roll Over Beethoven (#29-1956), School Days (#3-1957), Rock and Roll Music (#8-1957), Sweet Little Sixteen (#2 for 3 weeks-1958) and Johnny B. Goode (#8-1958) keep us fans jumping to the beat. In 1972, Chuck hits us with a very popular novelty tune My Ding-A-Ling (#1 for 2 weeks-1972) that sells over a half million copies.
DON SUNDEEN [DJ/Hi Records promotion/TV ad prod] (Dallas, TX) Sending this to folks I think are interested about the internal workings of a country that has for years played the mighty U.S. like a yo-yo. We’ve seen our highest ranking officials kissing the King’s cheeks and walking hand in hand with him, while petitioning for lower oil prices or more production. Meanwhile in their Wahhabi schools the children are being taught that the U.S. is the Great Satan and should embrace Islam. Oh, and everyone of the airplane high jackers on 9/11 were Saudi citizens, and we invaded Iraq. Anyway, this gives you an idea of how the Saudi leadership has trickled down from one predominate family, and how they’re running out of players.
SAM KINISON (December 8, 1953 – April 10, 1992 ) I don’t worry about terrorism. I was married for two years.
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Something that is more important than other things and that needs to be done or dealt with first. priorities : the things that …
Set priorities in your life according to My will. You will not be able to do all the things you want to do-or all the things other people would like you to do. Setting priorities helps you make good decisions about what gets done and what does not.
Your time and energy are limited, so you may be able to accomplish only a small percentage of what you would like to do or feel that you should do. Therefore, seek My Face and My will as you look at the possibilities before you. Let biblical principles and promises guide you in determining what is most important.
Being intentional in this way will help you make the best use of your time and energy. It will also protect you from feeling anxious or guilty about all the things you are not doing. In order to do something well, you need to feel at peace about the many other things you could be doing-but are not. When you have set your priorities according to My will, you can relax and focus on accomplishing what I deem important. As you seek to please Me above all else, you will grow more and more into the workmanship-the masterpiece-I created you to be.
“Seek the Lord and His strength; seek His face evermore! -Psalm 105:4 nkjv”
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