Kenny Closes The Big Revival With A Record
Kennys decade-long love affair with Gillette Stadium the place where his rabid No Shoes Nation was named hit a new high this weekend. Having set and broken his own record multiple times, he hit another new number at Saturday's show.
With 60,082 fans Friday and 60,124 fans Saturday, Kenny played to over 120 thousand fans this weekend, bringing his Foxborough total to over three-quarters of a million fans in 9 shows.
Some nights you just know youre going new places up there, Kenny said after the show. I could hear the fans long before the swing was above the platform and flying over all those heads, seeing the faces, I could tell Boston had been waiting for these shows almost as much me and the band had! The No Shoes Nation are some of the fiercest, most passionate music lovers and there is nothing like the way they come at these songs.
Wearing a Grace Potter & the Nocturnals t-shirt the first night as the crowd almost drowned him out on American Kids, Kenny embodied the euphoria of truly being alive and in the moment. He brought Matthew Ramsey and Brad Tursi from stadium opener Old Dominion out for Save It For A Rainy Day, which they co-wrote; then brought on David Lee Murphy for Dust On The Bottle and Party Crowd.
Performing She Came From Boston for a second straight night, Kenny then had songwriter/vocalist Gretchen Rhodes join him to share the highly emotional Happy On The Hey Now, written as a memorial for one of the original pack of island girls he befriended long before superstardom hit. Tourmate Cole Swindell and Robert and John Kraft also appeared onstage during an especially poignant Boys of Fall.
Bringing co-headliner Jason Aldean out for the encore, Kenny wore baggy No Shoes Nation basketball shorts and no shoes. Having set or broken records at 6 of his Big Revival Tour stops, he brought all that collected energy to his final concerts of the Big Revival 2015 showing the world just how dedicated he is to his fans.