Kenny Chesney brings The Big Revival tour to Ottawa with special guests Jake Owen and Chase Rice
Wednesday, Aug. 19 – Canadian Tire Centre
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With nearly two dozen NFL-sized stadium performances slated for this summer, Kenny Chesney took a good look at his remaining dates and thought about the show he was planning for this tour. Knowing each venue has individual needs – and scaling down from stadium-size, especially the amphitheaters, can remove some of the impact – he chose carefully. And that careful consideration led him to Ottawa’sCanadian Tire Centre on Wednesday, Aug. 19.
“For all the time we had to create for The Big Revival tour, I wanted to make sure the fans got to experience it,” said Chesney. “I love amphitheaters and all the fun… but I want to give the fans the same impact with the show, because The Big Revival is set-up to be pretty special.”
“I can’t begin to describe the difference spending the time and being able to really focus on creating an album in terms of the songs, the production and the intensity,” said Chesney. “It felt the same way when we put this year’s tour together. We had more time to consider what we wanted, so we were able to get more creative and could dream a little more wide open.”
“A year away from the fans, whether people realize it or not, is hard on me,” said Chesney. “I live to play – as much as I live to write songs and make music. So I’m ready to get out there and play this new music for people. I want to give them a taste of how good The Big Revival is – and hear them singing ’Til It’s Gone, American Kids or even The Big Revival back to me.”
Having sold more than a million tickets for each of his headlining tours, Chesney is the only country artist in Billboard’s Top 10 Tour Acts of the Last 25 years – and that’s with only 12 years as a headliner. After his first stadium concert – 2003’s Neyland Stadium show, selling more than 60,000 tickets in Knoxville – Chesney has played 111 football stadium shows in total.
“It’s a different kind of show, a different kind of energy – and what the fans bring in that environment hits every one of us onstage so hard,” said Chesney of the rush. “Every show is incredible, but there’s something about those really big ones. I think we were able to channel some of that excitement into the songs on this record – and I want to see if we can bring that intensity to the arenas and the few amphitheaters we’re playing this summer.”
The Big Revival, his 13th No. 1 Billboard Country Album debut, already yielded his 25th No. 1 with the multiple week chart-topper American Kids, also nominated for Best Country Song at the Grammys. ’Til It’s Gone, the follow-up, is poised just outside No. 1 this week with a bullet.
Even the critics concur. Rolling Stone offered The Big Revival “continuously brings a sense of musical energy and emotional urgency,” while USA Today called it “a coming-of-age tale full of life-changing memories” and The Associated Press wrote “avoids the cliches flowing through contemporary country songs by injecting some real-life gravitas.”
“This new music takes the show to a whole other level,” said Chesney. “I’m so ready to get out there with the fans… and I think it’s gonna be a summer you won’t forget.”
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