Chesney ready to wow them at Heinz Field
Country music superstar Kenny Chesney will be back in Pittsburgh this summer for his third performance at Heinz Field in recent years.
Chesney, who performed at Heinz Field in 2005 and 2007, will wow the crowds again there on Saturday, June 14 as a part of his 2008 Poets & Pirates Tour.
The four-time, including current, Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year will perform songs from his platinum-selling "Just as I Am: Poets & Pirates" album along with other favorites.
Chesney's concert tour has been praised for his tireless performance, providing unmatched energy from start to finish.
He currently has 24 straight Top 10 country singles, the latest hit being "Better as a Memory."
"I am always in motion and you have to come to terms with that. Out on the road, we do live like pirates, always heading somewhere else," Chesney said of the hit song. "And a lot of my friends in the islands can be described as pirates 'cause even when they're there, their souls are somewhere out on that water, moving through life with the wind at your back, chasing the sun."
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Chesney Has Special Offer For Shift Workers
Chesney wanted to do something special for the folks in Pittsburgh and the Tri-State area, for the working fans that may find their money a little tight these days by creating a special Shiftwork Section.
With tickets priced under $50, anyone who wants to come when Chesney plays Heinz Field can come. It was the kind of thing that has defined the songwriter from Lutrell, Tennessee 's rise from struggling hard country singer to the people's superstar.
"You look at the people in the Mini Mart, who're driving trucks or working in hospitals, and you realize, the money just doesn't go as far as it did a year ago," Chesney admits softly. "I've always been about keeping the prices down, everyone knows that 'cause I want anyone who wants to be part of the party to be able and come out"
Started by the success of the program in for his July 5th show last year in Tennessee, Chesney got to thinking. Why couldn't he do Shiftwork sections in a lot of markets?
"I was fillin' up my truck," Chesney explains, "and the numbers just kept going. I'd been thinking about something else when I noticed them spinning around, and it hit me. This really is the right thing to do. You watch the news, you hear the stories...but when it translates to your own gas tank, and then you think about all the people out there like my Mom, who's a hair dresser, well, what else can you do?"
The special priced tickets are available now at all Ticketmaster outlets for $49.00 for the Corona Extra sponsored Poets & Pirates 2008 Tour featuring Kenny Chesney and Keith Urban, plus special guests LeAnn Rimes, Gary Allan and Luke Bryan and whoever else happens to show up, as is often the case when Kenny hits the road.
"Come on out. Come hear some music and forget about what's bothering you for a bit," he says honestly. "We can't change all the problems, but we can at least enjoy the day and each other. Sometimes that's all you need."