Kenny Chesney's stadium shows are always full-blown concert experiences, none more than his 2013 No Shoes Nation Tour with good friend Eric Church sharing the bill. When the 8-time Entertainer of the Year was readying his Big Revival Tour, he thought about Church's energy and intensity levels - and asked the Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music Album of the Year winner for the double-platinum Chief to join him for parts of his tour.
"There is something about the way Eric connects with my audience," says the man whose sold in excess of a million tickets each of his headlining tours, "that left me feeling like he made the No Shoes Nation Tour something special! He attacks the stage with so much force - and his songs really speak to the people who're fighting the fight to get by - and I love that about what he does onstage."
The Big Revival Tour dates featuring Church are as follows:
- Saturday, May 9 Indianapolis, In. at Lucas Oil Stadium
- Saturday, May 30 Pittsburgh, Pa. at Heinz Field
- Saturday, June 13 Atlanta, Ga. at The Georgia Dome
- Saturday, July 11 Philadelphia, Pa. at Lincoln Financial Field
- Saturday, August 22 Detroit, Mich. at Ford Field
"Some of the most fun I've ever had on tour was last summer with Kenny," shares Church. "He's an artist that isn't afraid to let you come full blast and do what you do. It's rare you get to tour with someone you respect and you are friends with. I can't wait to do it again."
Chesney is the only country artist in the Top 10 on Billboard's Top Touring Acts of the Last 25 Years; impressive given headlining began in 2002. Deemed "The King of the Road" by The Wall Street Journal, his summer concerts are legend - and he's already begun this touring cycle with his 13th #1 Country Album The Big Revival, which has spawned the multiple-week #1 "American Kids" and "Til It's Gone," which hit Billboard's Country Charts at #18 with a bullet on add date.
Church, whose Chief and The Outsiders both debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart debut -with the latter currently holding the highest country album debut for 2014--is known for an aggressive take on country, one that blurs hard rock and hardcore while capturing the grit of standing one's ground, making ends meet and never losing one's dignity in the process. His #1 hits include "Give Me Back My Hometown," "Drink In My Hand" and "Springsteen," as well as the envelope-pushing "Homeboy," "Smoke A Little Smoke," "Creepin'," Like Jesus Does" and his latest from The Outsiders, "Talladega."
"I'm so glad the fans in these five cities will get to rock with Eric this year," Chesney enthuses. "It's a wild night when we get together... and it's something everyone should be a part of!"
Kenny Chesney's The Big Revival Tour is presented by Corona Light.