44,152 Show Up for First of Two Nights of The Big Revival 2015 Tour
Minneapolis, MN (July 19, 2015)– In 2012, Kenny Chesney set the record at the Target Field with 42,542 fans rocked. In 2013, the 8-time Entertainer of the Year broke that record with 43,940 fans played to – a number even Sir Paul McCartney couldn’t topple when he played there last summer. But on the first night of a two night stand, the man The Wall Street Journal called “The King of the Road” set the record again, playing to 44,152 fans for a new single night record with tonight’s show already almost sold out.
“This has been the most amazing tour,” Chesney said. “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! I can’t believe how in the moment tonight’s audience was, and I can’t wait for tomorrow to do it all again.”
Comparing and contrasting Garth Brooks, long-time Minneapolis Star-Tribune critic Jon Bream offered, “Style: Garth is all about mugging, Kenny about being in motion. Garth is all about sincerity, Kenny is all about fun. Garth is an unrepentant showman, Kenny is amped-up rock star with a cowboy hat,” while The Pioneer Press’ Ross Raihala wrote, “Chesney remained the alpha…”
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