Kenny Chesney Breaks His Own Attendance Record at Target Field
Kenny Chesney's 2015 The Big RevivalTour has fans coming out in droves. The "American Kids" singer played Minneapolis' Target Field on Saturday (July 18) and broke the venue's attendance record -- previously held by himself.
There were 44,152 fans in attendance at Chesney's Saturday show, his first of two at the Minneapolis venue. Chesney first set Target Field's single-night attendance record in 2012, when he played for 42,542 fans. He broke that record in 2013, when he played for 43,940 fans. Even Paul McCartney, who performed at the ballpark in 2014, couldn't beat Chesney's record!
“This has been the most amazing tour,” Chesney says in a press release. “Every week, it seems like the fans are louder, more alive, more inside the songs -- and as someone who wants to connect with every last fan, right up to the top back of the stadium, that’s the best feeling in the world!"
The Big Revival Tour launched on March 26 (Chesney's 47th birthday) in Nashville, and since then, Chesney has broken and set records throughout the trek, most recently at Philadelphia's Lincoln Financial Field.
“It feels like the momentum and the music are driving everything,” Chesney acknowledges. “Sometimes the songs just take over, and they take you where they want to go. It’s a combination of the amount the band and I have played together, how hungry the audience is to see us and the way we try to include every single person! I have made touching every single fan the reason for what we do."
By the time Chesney's 2015 summer tour wraps up, he will have played 135 stadium shows.
“Taking a year off, there are no guarantees,” Chesney reflects, “so every night when we hit that stage, I am grateful to hear how loud the No Shoes Nation is! If 2014 gave me the chance to really invest in the music that became The Big Revival, it also let me really take what the show can be to another level. It’s leaner than it’s ever been, and that gives the band and these songs the chance to really stand out -- and it feels like the people feel it the same way we are."
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