Kenny Chesney will celebrate his 47th birthday today with the launch of The Big Revival Tour in Nashville. He’ll be playing tonight and tomorrow at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, with openers Jake Owen and Chase Rice, and he’s excited to not only play his hits, but some of the new music off his latest album, The Big Revival, for his fans. He says, “This album was made for the intent of doing these songs live, and I’m proud of that. And I’m proud that was a calculated choice. It’s the newness that you get to feel with new music and the connection with the audience, and them not feeling like that ‘okay, this is somethin’ we’ve seen last year and the year before. And we don’t necessarily want to miss it this year, but we ain’t seeing nothin’ new either.’ You know what I mean? (laughs)”
The idea of not wanting to give his fans a rehashed version of a tour they’ve seen before consumed a lot of Kenny’s time when he took 2014 off to work on his latest album. He says, “I thought about that a lot, and I didn’t want to be that guy. That’s why I backed away, tried to make the best record I could, and then we’re gonna go out there with new music and a new energy, which is, pardon the pun, what The Big Revival is all about.”
You can see a complete list of dates for The Big Revival Tour here.