Chesney starts planning '09 tour, hits Gillette again
Thursday, December 4, 2008
– Kenny Chesney is lining up summer tour dates with a trip planned to Gillette Stadium for the fifth straight year. Chesney, whose show at the Foxboro, Mass. venue, sold out within 14 minutes last year, will play Massachusetts Aug. 15. He also is slated to play the StageCoach festival in Indo, Cal. on April 26, the Calgary Stampede on July 10, Merritt Mountain on July 11 and Frontier Days in Cheyenne, Wyo. on July 24-25.
"There is just something about those people," Chesney said on his web site about Boston-area fans. "Every time we play Gillette Stadium, they come, and they sing their hearts out. It may be one of the NFL's biggest stadiums, but I'm telling you, every year, those people make it feel like a little club date."
More news for Kenny Chesney
CD reviews for Kenny Chesney
After a storied run including eight Entertainer of the Year awards and two Greatest Hits albums (so far), Kenny Chesney was due for a setback. This one wasn't strictly personal, as the "Chillaxification" Tour got waylaid by a pandemic shutdown that scrapped most everything. The loss really belonged to the fans, as the original "Here and Now" record Chesney was supporting was a beauty – from the stirring "Knowing You" to the snarky "Wasted", ...
For many years now, Kenny Chesney has been the number one yacht country artist; one never spotted far from an ocean or without an adult beverage in his hand. However, this album's title track expresses a much deeper perspective on life. "I must've sat on a dozen islands/Watched the sun sink into the sea." Previously, island living was the reason for life. Now, life's purpose is described as much more internal than external. Call it trading that pirate flag for a little more mindfulness. ...
Kenny Chesney's "Song for the Saints" is a step in the right direction for the popular country star. Inspired by the Hurricane Irma disaster, which hit Chesney personally as it destroyed a house he owned in the U.S. Virgin Islands, these songs are more serious and heartfelt than typical Chesney music.
Best of all is "Love for Love City," a reggae duet with Ziggy Marley incorporating steel drums into an inviting island mix. It's followed by a cover of Lord ...