Kenny Chesney Will Spend Next ‘Summer in 3-D’
The latest summer blockbuster to hit movie screens in 3-D has been announced for 2010. Batman? Nope. Superman? Guess again. This superhero doesn't wear a cape, he sports a cowboy hat. He's the invincible Kenny Chesney. And for years, says the superstar (via USA Today), "I've been trying ... to have the audience closer to me and to have me be closer to them. With this production, they can't get any closer."
'Kenny Chesney Summer in 3-D' is the result of the more than 20 cameras which followed the entertainer's summer stadium concerts in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Seattle, San Francisco and Foxborough, Mass. The film is expected to play on at least 750 screens in April, according to a Sony Pictures executive. With Kenny taking a break from touring in 2010, the film gives fans a chance to relive the stage show which has helped sell over one million tickets each summer for the past eight years, making him the decade's top concert draw. Other acts who've treated fans to the 3-D concert experience include rock titans U2 and the Rolling Stones.
Also included in Kenny's film will be 3-D footage shot on a houseboat on the Ohio River. "We did a 35-minute show with all the tailgaters, right on the water," says the singer. "Unless you're down there, nobody gets to see that."
In addition to the big-screen adventure, Kenny says he's still planning eight to 10 shows next year, and will unveil a new album and revisit his No Shoes Radio online station. He also admits he's looking forward to focusing on his personal life. "I've been giving to one thing for so long, and that's just not OK with me anymore."
Kenny's up for what could be his fifth record-shattering CMA Entertainer of the Year award Wednesday night (Nov. 11), saying, "The pressure on me is how I do a better show. But who wouldn't want to have their name in the history books like that?"
He's also set to perform his latest single, 'I'm Alive,' during the show with Dave Matthews.