Tampa, FL: They were waving pirates flags in Section 303 and 334, at
the top of Raymond James Stadium when the lights came up and Kenny
Chesney strode to the mic to kick off his 2013 tour in the home of the
Buccaneers. For the next two-plus hours, Chesney played old songs, his
brand new song and some real surprises.
FL: Kenny Chesney has always brought country's brightest lights to
America, from Keith Urban to Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts to Lady
Antebellum, as well as musical intriguers Uncle Kracker, Sammy Hagar and
Grace Potter & the Nocturnals. This summer is no different, as the
man who's sold more than one million tickets on each of his last ten
tours, taps newcomer and quadruple 2013 Academy of Country Music nominee
Kacey Musgraves and 2012 ACM Single of the Year winner and multiple
2013 ACM nominee the Eli Young Band to open tour stops. Country Music
Association 2012 Album of the Year Winner and ACM nominee leader Eric
Church, will take the stage on 16 of the 19 stadium concerts while
triple Grammy-winner and multiple ACM nominee Zac Brown Band, joins for
three stadium shows - including a co-headline show in their hometown of
TN: While "Pirate Flag" is burning up country radio - becoming his 8th
Top 25 debut and being named USA Today's Song of the Week before it was
released - the truth about Life On A Rock, the mostly self-penned new
album from Kenny Chesney is that the album goes to a deeper, more
contemplative place. To give fans a taste of what the rest of the album
is like, the 4-time Country Music Association and 4-time Academy of
Country Music Entertainer of the Year's new album Life On A Rock, is now
available for pre-order on the iTunes Store. Fans who pre-order the new
album will instantly receive a download of the track "Lindy."
Nashville, TN: They sold out of Corona Light before he even hit the
stage at Freebird's on the beach in Jacksonville Friday night for the
one and only Keg In The Closet show, following a week of sequestered
rehearsals at Veteran's Memorial Arena... And Saturday, Kenny Chesney
kicks off the summer's biggest party - including 19 stops at NFL
Stadiums across the nation - with the first stop of his 2013 No Shoes
Nation Tour at Tampa's Raymond James Stadium.
KEG IN THE CLOSET - FREEBIRD LIVE March 10, 2013 "We are trying to figure out the songs that we're gonna play," Kenny
Chesney announced before "going off the set list, not that we have a set
list" to the
sold out crowd at Jacksonville's Freebird's. "And you're helping us
out with that."
TN: When Kenny Chesney released "Pirate Flag," the surging anthem of
rebellion right where you are, he hit the charts screaming. Marking his
8th Top 25 debut, the song not only had an impact with programmers and
USA Today who made it their Song of the Week before it was even
released, the fans of the No Shoes Nation responded by buying up not
one, not two, but three runs of Chesney's 2013 flag!
Key West, FL: They were hanging in the trees, crouching on roofs,
standing on the far side of Duval when Kenny Chesney took over the Hog's
Breath for a stripped down, 3 hour Keg In The Keys show this afternoon.
The 4-time Academy of Country Music and 4 time Country Music
Association Entertainer of the Year brought three players, some best
loved hits, obscure album tracks, a few well-chosen covers and special
surprise guest, songwriter Keith Gattis, who helped perform "El Cerrito
Place" and "I Am A Small Town" for the freewheeling acoustic show.
for another summer, another round of remembering what music means, being
together and making memories...
Chesney's January 29, 2013 Rebel Anthem's Their Song of the Week FIVE Days Before Release
When Kenny Chesney heard "Pirate Flag," he knew it was an anthem for
his No Shoes Nation. With its driving beat, the David Lee Murphy/Ross
Copperman song of eschewing it all struck a chord with the 4 consecutive
Academy of Country Music and 4 time Country Music Association
Entertainer of the Year who's made a career out of coloring outside the
obvious - and his instincts have been validated by USA Today five days
before "Pirate Flag" even hits the airwaves.
Music comes, music goes, only the most empowering endures. For Kenny
Chesney, that means the new year is starting not just with the platinum
certification for his surging entreaty for the inevitable post-break-up
hook-up "Come Over," but platinum recognition for his Greatest Hits II
and golden certifications for "The Good Stuff" and "No Shoes, No Shirt,
No Problems" from his quadruple platinum No Shoes project.
Somewhere on the Water: Maybe it's the time of the year, the sluggish
economy, the boring job or the brutal cold, but sometimes, as members of
the No Shoes Nation know, you just have to let your freak flag fly. No
one understands better than Kenny Chesney that need to jettison the
mundane and push back against the inertia of life.
Kenny Chesney Set to Release New Album on April 30 January 17, 2013 NASHVILLE, TN - Kenny Chesney will add a new album to his impressive
discography with the release of his yet untitled, new album on Blue
Chair/Columbia Nashville Records label on April 30. "It's gonna be an
amazing summer and I'm really excited to bring some new music to No
Shoes Nation," said Chesney.
Kenny Chesney Adds 28 Dates To His 2013 'No Shoes Nation' Tour, Presented By Corona Light January 14, 2013 Kenny Chesney has announced 28 new dates for his 2013 'No Shoes Nation'
Tour, making it one of the year's biggest tours. The winner of 2012's
Billboard Touring 'Top Package' Award - for the year's top-grossing tour
- and "Road Warrior" Award - celebrating uncommon work ethic,
professionalism and artistic integrity - Chesney is on his way to his
11th consecutive tour with more than one million tickets sold. The
46-date 'No Shoes Nation' Tour begins March 16 at Raymond James Stadium
in Tampa, Florida.
Kenny Chesney Announces Acoustic Margaritaville Set Tonight December 19, 2012 Kenny Chesney has just decided to play an acoustic set tonight at Key
West Margaritaville with Keith Gattis - writer of his current top 10 hit
"El Cerrito Place - and Mac McAnally - writer of the 2008 top 10 single
"Down the Road." The free show will begin at 7:30pm ET and admission
will be offered first-come-first serve.
Kenny Chesney's December 07, 2012 Although it's only 31 degrees today in the Twin Cities, it feels a lot
like summer to nearly 40,000 members of Kenny Chesney's No Shoes Nation.
Tickets for the July 12 show at Target Field in Minneapolis were
snapped up by fans in a mere 30 minutes. Chesney, the 4 time CMA and
4 time ACM Entertainer of the year said, "The fans in Minnesota bring a
lot of passion and energy to our summer. They truly represent what No
Shoes Nation is all about." Last month Chesney was honored with the
Billboard 'Top Package' Award for the year's top-grossing tour with
three or more artists on the bill (sales of his 'Brothers of the Sun'
Tour hit 0 million) and the "Road Warrior" Award, celebrating
uncommon work ethic, professionalism and artistic integrity on the road.
It is his seventh "Top Package" and ninth Billboard Touring award
Kenny Chesney Adds Gillette Stadium Date Due To High Demand December 06, 2012 Kenny Chesney - who holds the record for the most sold out concerts for
any artist in any genre at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA with 8 shows -
has added an additional date at the venue to this summer's 'No Shoes
Nation' Tour on Friday, August 23. Tickets for the new Gillette Stadium
date, one of eighteen stadium dates on what will be one of the most
successful tours of 2013, go on sale Saturday, December 8. The August 24
Gillette Stadium show will be the final date of the tour
Chesney Treats Millions of Fans To Release Week Mega-Gigs June 20, 2012 Kenny Chesney, the "superman of summer concerts" (Tampa Bay Times), is
firing up his tour machine to warp speed this week for an incredible
array of televised and streaming performances celebrating the release
of his new album, 'Welcome To The Fishbowl.'