The Big Revival Tour

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The Big Revival Tour
Tour by Kenny Chesney
The Big Revival Tour poster.jpg
Promotional poster for the tour
Location North America
Associated album The Big Revival
Start date March 26, 2015 (2015-03-26)
End date August 29, 2015 (2015-08-29)
Legs 1
No. of shows 61
Box office U.S. $116.4 million
Kenny Chesney concert chronology

The Big Revival Tour presented by Corona Light was the 14th headlining concert tour by American country music artist Kenny Chesney, in support of his 16th studio album The Big Revival (2014). 10 of the shows were merged with Jason Aldean's Burn It Down Tour.[1] Eric Church co-headlined five of them with Chesney while Miranda Lambert co-headlined the show at Soldier Field in Chicago. It was the biggest country music concert tour of 2015 and the second-ranked North American tour of the year, haven grossed over $116.4 million.[2][3]

Background[edit]

The tour was first announced in October 2014, when Chesney was promoting his album on Good Morning America.[4] When asked about the tour Chesney says, "I've been ready to get out there for a long time. Now that we're announced I'm fired up! This new music brings a new energy to the show, and it's gonna take what we do to a whole other level.[5] Days after the tour was announced, it was revealed that ten of the shows in the summer would be combined with Jason Aldean's Burn It Down Tour, these ten shows will be played at football stadiums across America. On this ten show merge, Chesney's says; "There aren't a lot of guys out there who can hit it the way Jason does, so I'm glad we're able to bring both of our tours together for 10 nights the summer. I know what me and the guys are bringing in terms of music, and I know Jason can hang with us!" Aldean praised Kenny by saying that he "is the guy everybody in country music looks up to when they think about workin’ hard, building your career out on the road and getting to eventually play stadiums". Chesney also gave Aldean advice when Aldean started playing stadiums a few years ago and the two "have a real friendship."[6] It was later announced that Chesney will also merge an additional five shows with Eric Church, these shows will also be played at football stadiums. According to Church, he had a good time in his previous tour with Chesney, and that Chesney is "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."[7]

Additional solo dates were announced in January 2015.[8]

The promotional poster for Chesney's joint shows with Aldean

Set list[edit]

  1. "Drink It Up"
  2. "Reality"
  3. "Beer In Mexico"
  4. "Keg In The Closet"
  5. "Til It's Gone"
  6. "Summertime"
  7. "Pirate Flag"
  8. "No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems"
  9. "Big Star"
  10. "Somewhere with You"
  11. "I Go Back"
  12. "Old Blue Chair"
  13. "Living In Fast Forward"
  14. "Young"
  15. "Whole Lotta Rosie" (AC/DC cover)
  16. "American Kids"
  17. "Anything but Mine"
  18. "There Goes My Life"
  19. "How Forever Feels"
  20. "Never Wanted Nothing More"
  21. "When The Sun Goes Down"
  22. "Don't Happen Twice"
  23. "Out Last Night"
  24. "The Boys of Fall"
  25. "You and Tequila"
  26. "She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy"

Opening acts[edit]

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue Opening acts Attendance Gross revenue
North America
March 26, 2015 Nashville United States Bridgestone Arena Jake Owen
Chase Rice
28,682 / 28,682 $1,873,344
March 27, 2015
March 28, 2015 Columbia, South Carolina Colonial Life Arena 12,667 / 12,667 $672,313
April 3, 2015 Las Vegas The Joint 8,135 / 8,135 $1,220,250
April 4, 2015
April 8, 2015 Greenville Bon Secours Wellness Arena 10,802 / 10,802 $564,465
April 9, 2015 Birmingham BJCC 10,101 / 10,101 $530,740
April 11, 2015 Fort Lauderdale Tortuga Music Festival N/A N/A
April 16, 2015 Greensboro Greensboro Coliseum 12,556 / 12,556 $640,935
April 17, 2015 Louisville KFC Yum! Center 15,461 / 15,461 $874,935
April 23, 2015 [D] Albany Times Union Center 10,397 / 10,397 $527,649
April 24, 2015 Uncasville Mohegan Sun Arena 15,278 / 15,278 $1,249,829
April 25, 2015
April 29, 2015 Glendale Gila River Arena 13,278 / 13,278 $765,362
May 2, 2015 [A] Santa Clara Levi's Stadium Jake Owen
Cole Swindell
Old Dominion
46,549 / 47,498 $4,765,582
May 6, 2015 St. Louis Scottrade Center Jake Owen
Chase Rice
11,388 / 13,737 $596,646
May 7, 2015 Des Moines Wells Fargo Arena 13,201 / 13,201 $781,073
May 9, 2015 [B] Indianapolis Lucas Oil Stadium Eric Church
Brantley Gilbert
Chase Rice
Old Dominion
43,675 / 44,872 $4,064,335
May 12, 2015 Hidalgo State Farm Arena Chase Rice 5,213 / 5,213 $684,291
May 14, 2015 Tulsa BOK Center Jake Owen
Chase Rice
10,805 / 12,156 $604,952
May 16, 2015 [A] Arlington AT&T Stadium Brantley Gilbert
Cole Swindell
Old Dominion
47,256 / 47,256 $4,210,345
May 21, 2015 Austin Austin360 Amphitheater Jake Owen
Chase Rice
13,041 / 13,041 $745,654
May 22, 2015 Houston BBVA Compass Stadium 18,448 / 20,338 $1,103,706
May 23, 2015 Baton Rouge Bayou Country Superfest N/A N/A
May 27, 2015 Columbia, Maryland Merriweather Post Pavilion 17,432 / 17,432 $1,135,180
May 28, 2015 Raleigh PNC Arena 10,282 / 12,346 $572,808
May 30, 2015 [B] Pittsburgh Heinz Field Eric Church
Brantley Gilbert
Chase Rice
Old Dominion
55,381 / 55,381 $5,135,827
June 4, 2015 Evansville Ford Center Jake Owen
Chase Rice
9,898 / 9,898 $544,176
June 6, 2015 [C] Chicago Soldier Field Miranda Lambert
Brantley Gilbert
Chase Rice
Old Dominion
43,630 / 48,278 $3,776,207
June 11, 2015 Charlotte Time Warner Cable Arena Jake Owen
Chase Rice
10,227 / 10,355 $511,756
June 13, 2015 [B] Atlanta Georgia Dome Eric Church
Brantley Gilbert
Chase Rice
Old Dominion
45,857 / 48,464 $3,643,658
June 14, 2015 Jacksonville Florida Country Superfest N/A N/A N/A
June 18, 2015 Sioux Falls Denny Sanford Premier Center Jake Owen
Chase Rice
10,631 / 10,631 $779,008
June 20, 2015 [A] Green Bay Lambeau Field Brantley Gilbert
Cole Swindell
Old Dominion
53,363 / 53,363 $5,867,106
June 21, 2015 Columbus Ohio Country Superfest N/A N/A N/A
June 25, 2015 Vancouver Canada Ambleside Jake Owen
Chase Rice
10,145 / 12,000 $642,620
June 27, 2015 [A] Seattle United States CenturyLink Field Brantley Gilbert
Cole Swindell
Old Dominion
49,680 / 51,610 $4,428,366
July 2, 2015 Tucson Anselmo Valencia Tori Amphitheater N/A 4,839 / 4,839 $417,345
July 3, 2015 Las Vegas The Joint N/A 8,219 / 8,219 $1,183,500
July 4, 2015
July 8, 2015 Hopewell CMAC Jake Owen
Chase Rice
14,772 / 14,772 $696,270
July 9, 2015 Cleveland Quicken Loans Arena 12,151 / 13,300 $756,562
July 11, 2015 [B] Philadelphia Lincoln Financial Field Eric Church
Brantley Gilbert
Chase Rice
Old Dominion
55,131 / 55,131 $5,952,700
July 16, 2015 Lincoln Pinnacle Bank Arena Jake Owen
Chase Rice
13,558 / 13,558 $875,608
July 18, 2015 [A] Minneapolis Target Field Brantley Gilbert
Cole Swindell
Old Dominion
84,479 / 84,479 $7,816,355
July 19, 2015 [A]
July 22, 2015 Lake Tahoe Harveys Outdoor Arena Jake Owen
Chase Rice
7,524 / 7,524 $730,371
July 23, 2015 Fresno Save Mart Center 10,132 / 11,513 $566,503
July 25, 2015 [A] Pasadena Rose Bowl Brantley Gilbert
Cole Swindell
Old Dominion
53,864 / 53,864 $4,297,535
July 29, 2015 Southaven BankPlus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove Jake Owen
Chase Rice
9,835 / 10,973 $604,189
July 30, 2015 Rogers Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion 10,276 / 10,276 $733,960
August 1, 2015 [A] Kansas City Arrowhead Stadium Brantley Gilbert
Cole Swindell
Old Dominion
53,864 / 53,864 $5,394,025
August 6, 2015 Salt Lake City EnergySolutions Arena Jake Owen
Chase Rice
9,689 / 10,548 $505,748
August 8, 2015 [A] Denver Sports Authority Field at Mile High Brantley Gilbert
Cole Swindell
Old Dominion
54,674 / 54,674 $5,279,591
August 13, 2015 Bangor Darling's Waterfront Pavilion Chase Rice 13,381 / 13,381 $898,901
August 15, 2015 [A] East Rutherford MetLife Stadium Brantley Gilbert
Cole Swindell
Old Dominion
58,642 / 58,642 $6,067,017
August 19, 2015 Ottawa Canada Canadian Tire Centre Jake Owen
Chase Rice
11,166 / 12,179 $576,122
August 20, 2015 Hamilton FirstOntario Centre 12,372 / 12,372 $700,723
August 22, 2015 [B] Detroit United States Ford Field Eric Church
Brantley Gilbert
Chase Rice
Old Dominion
49,285 / 49,285 $4,903,524
August 28, 2015 [A] Foxborough Gillette Stadium Brantley Gilbert
Cole Swindell
Old Dominion
120,206 / 120,206 $11,624,917
August 29, 2015 [A]
Total 1,331,518 / 1,358,026 $114,094,584
Notes
A These shows are with Jason Aldean.
B These shows are with Eric Church.
C This show is with Miranda Lambert.
D This show is with Chase Rice only.

Blood marrow donations[edit]

For this tour Chensey's No Shoes Nation teamed up with the Love Hope Strength Foundation's Get on the List Campaign, at the stadium shows fans could sign up to be bone marrow donors and the donors were then entered into the national donor bank in cooperation with Delete Blood Cancer. Twenty-five matches were found. About the matches found Chesney stated: "This was something so hard to believe, given how easy and simple it is", "I'm thrilled to hear 25 matches have already been found. Maybe we should call them No Shoes, All Heart Nation."[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wyland, Sarah (October 28, 2014). "Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean Merge Tours for Stadium Shows". GAC. Retrieved November 1, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Stephens, Samantha (December 23, 2015). "Kenny Chesney Gives Life Through Big Revival Tour". CMT. Viacom. Retrieved January 4, 2016. 
  3. ^ "2015 Pollstar Year End Top 200 North American Tours" (PDF). Pollstarpro.com. POLLSTAR. Retrieved January 8, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Country Music Star Kenny Chesney Promises Good Music, Energy on Coming 2015 Tour". ABC. October 24, 2014. 
  5. ^ Stephen L. Betts (October 24, 2014). "Kenny Chesney Preps the Big Revival Tour 2015". Rolling Stone. 
  6. ^ "Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean Join for Stadium Tour". CMT. October 27, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b Beville Dunkerley (November 10, 2014). "Eric Church to Join Kenny Chesney's Big Revival Tour in Five Cities". Rolling Stone. 
  8. ^ "Kenny Chesney Takes The Big Revival Tour To America". KennyChesney.com. Retrieved January 21, 2015. 
  9. ^ a b Kevin Rutherford (November 11, 2014). "Jake Owen, Cole Swindell, Chase Rice Added to Kenny Chesney's Big Revival Tour". Radio.com. 
  10. ^ Jason Scott (October 29, 2014). "Brantley Gilbert lends support on Kenny Chesney's Big Revival Tour". AXS. 
  11. ^ Sophie Schillaci (December 16, 2014). "EXCLUSIVE: Kenny Chesney Taps Buzzy Band Old Dominion for Big Revival Tour". Entertainment Tonight.