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Chesney breaks Pink Floyd record

Monday, August 3, 2015 – Kenny Chesney's Big Revival tour broke a 21-year-old attendance record on Saturday set by Pink Floyd.

Chesney broke Pink Floyd's 1994 record of 56,134 with 57,368 in attendance at Kansas City's Arrowhead Stadium.

This year's show marked Chesney fourth headlining stand at Arrowhead Stadium.

"I had no idea about the number when we took the stage," Chesney said. "Pink Floyd are rock icons. Every kid's high school experience...I never ever would've thought something like that could happen. We've been coming to Kansas City for years, and they've always been really loud audiences. But when we hit the stage, it felt like all those years, all those shows were added up into one - and that was what we were being hit with."

Chesney, who attended practice with the Kansas City Chiefs on Friday, said he "could hear the cheers when the intro film was running. It was so loud, I could barely hear the music - and from the very first second I was out there singing, the audience was electric. It felt like being at the bottom of a mountain, and an avalanche just kept rolling over you. The energy, the heart, the passion had that much force and it didn't let up - not once all night."

"Kansas City took 'American Kids' to a whole other place," Chesney said. "They made it their own. But they took over a bunch of the songs - and it was awesome. When you've played somewhere for several years, and the passion grows, that's what you're trying to create. It's the best part of what we do up here. And man, Kansas City just leveled me. Every show we've ever played, all the way back, they hit us."

Chesney's stadium tour continues to Denver's Sports Authority Stadium at Mile High Aug. 8, East Rutherford, N.J.'s Met Life Stadium Aug. 15, Detroit's Ford Field Aug. 22 and a double at Foxboro, Mass.' Gillette Stadium Aug. 28-29. With these shows, Chesney will have played 135 stadium gigs since 2005.

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