It is widely known that Kenny Chesney loves the beach. The “American Kids” singer always follows up a tour with some much needed R&R on his boat, usually within 24-hours of the last show. His most recent Big Revival Tour was no different, and with all the record-breaking shows, he absolutely earned it.
“The end of the tour is a lot like the last day of school,” Chesney tells Rolling Stone.
“There’s this double-edged sword. You’re tired and ready for a break but you don’t want it to end because you wake up the next day and there’s nowhere to go.”
Where do you go when there is “nowhere to go”? To the ocean of course!
“The last 15 years of my life, the very next day after the last show, I fly south and wake up and get on my boat, and I can hear the ringing in my ears from all summer,” Chesney reveals.
Chesney kicked off his massive tour on March 26 (his 47th birthday) and ended with a bang at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass. where he broke an attendance record, playing to over 120,000 fans.
“What I hoped would happen with my audience and this record and this tour and where I am in my life and my career. . . I felt like it couldn’t have gone any better, as far as people connecting with it,” Chesney reflects.
Now, Chesney is looking towards the future, a future that might include an international tour and a more intimate fan experience.
“I’ve never gone overseas,” he says. “I think it would be fun to take a couple of acoustic guitars and go to Ireland and Australia and just play and film it. And then come back the next half of the year.”
Chesney is also considering a small venue tour that would coincide with a stadium run where he would play lesser-known and more reflective songs at a theater mid-week before hitting up a stadium on the weekend.
“I think it would be fun for me and the fans that really love those songs and never get to hear them. That’s something we may do. I can see myself really loving that. Feeding my soul and theirs, but still keeping the business model that we have out here.”
Chesney’s R&R won’t last long, The “Save It for a Rainy Day” singer will appear at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival later this month in Las Vegas.