After staying off the road for the last year Kenny Chesney is headed back on tour next year.
“I made a conscious choice to take the year off the road because I knew that I — the record that I had in mind that I wanted to make, I knew I couldn’t just mail that in,” he said this morning in an interview with ‘Good Morning America’s’ Robin Roberts. “I couldn’t do it balancing both worlds of being on the road and trying to be creative in the studio.”
The resulting album was ‘The Big Revival’ which has already given fans the number on hit “American Kids” and has a second song on the radio called “‘Til It’s Gone.”.
“The title alone really did hit straight to the heart to how I felt in this year off, in the studio, and making this music that I — that I really hope that will…rattle the audience’s cage,” he said.
As for his excitement to return to the road, Kenny said “I get asked a lot, you know, ‘What do you miss the most–this year? What’s the one thing that you can’t really live without?’ It’s the first note of every night. That’s the thing that’s anticipated the most by us as a band and as a road family, it’s the shared moment, that first time you see each other. And that’s my favorite part of the night. And that’s what I’ve missed the most and what I’m looking forward to the most about 2015.”
The tour will be called ‘The Big Revival Tour’, is expected to launch in March and will stop in about 55 cities. A full schedule is expected to be released in the next few weeks.