They started lining long before the 1 p.m. parking lot open to plant the flag of the No Shoes Nation! Without a cloud in the sky, the tail-gating ringing the entirety of Levis Stadium set the tone for a stadium-sized summer on Kenny's The Big Revival 2015 Tour, which teamed with Jason Aldeans Burn It Down Tour for the first of their dozen shows together.
Its an absolute honor to be here tonight and open the 49ers Stadium as the first music act, Kenny said. To feel your love, feel you energy... We are here tonight for one reason: because you are here with us tonight! That you care about music, that you have it in your life...
When Kenny kicked off his Big Revival 2015 Tour with two sold-out nights at Nashvilles Bridgestone Arena, he knew it was going to be a big summer. But as thrilling as the arena shows are, Kenny knows hes the most alive when hes taking his always high-energy shows to the largest venues.
I could tell when I was in the box, being taken out to front of house before the show started, the folks in Santa Clara were ready, Kenny said after. You could feel the anticipation... You could hear the murmur. It was awesome! From the moment I was in the air, right through the end of that first song, it was this wave of whew coming at us and it got bigger and bigger throughout the night.
Playing to just under 46,000 in a single night, it was the kind of energy that only the No Shoes Nation seems to create. From the first notes of Drink It Up through ten songs, there was not a pause, a stop or a let up until the collective sigh of the yearning You & Tequila, then it was back into the full-tilt, high energy show fans come to expect.