Kenny Chesney Adds Tour Dates, Sends “Noise” To Country Radio

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Kenny Chesney

Kenny Chesney describes his new single, “Noise,” as “one of the most authentic songs I’ve been a part of.” The tune, penned with Shane McAnally, Ross Copperman, and Jon Nite, is sprinkled with vignettes of the various types of “noise” that surround people daily, including cell phones, construction, and 24-hour television filled with “talking heads.”

“There’s a line in the song that says, ‘We didn’t turn it on, but we can’t turn it off,’ and that’s really true about this tidal wave of sound that is forced on us every day,” Chesney said during a live video interview on Facebook. “Sometimes, a lot of times, it gets overwhelming. We didn’t necessarily ask for all of it at once, but we are getting all of it at once.”

“Noise” was a late addition to an album Chesney and his team had thought was already completed.

“I was on my way to a marketing meeting and we actually had another single picked,” he said. “I was on my way to the meeting talking about the setup for that single. I was at the house and heard all these political candidates that are running for president acting so un-presidential. It was just loud. Now they are throwing everybody’s wives in the middle of this stuff. So that’s where it started.

“All these random people in our lives just really want to be heard,” he continued. “So what do they do? They start talking over each other, and they keep turning it up. Next thing you know, they are all screaming. It seems to get so loud that no one can hear anything and it just becomes white noise.”

Chesney began texting about the song concept with producer/songwriter McAnally, and later finished the song with Copperman and Nite. “Noise” was recorded two days later, and is the first single from his upcoming album, set for release this summer.

“The thing that got me most about ‘Noise’ is it’s such a socially relevant idea,” Chesney said. “We’re so trapped in our phones, and this addiction to information, and we’re also addicted to communicating. Once you get our of your phone, there is a whole world out there.”

See Chesney’s interview below:

CHESNEY / NOISE / LIVE#NOISE is out to radio now and everywhere tonight. Love y’all

Posted by Kenny Chesney on Thursday, March 24, 2016

 
The entertainer also revealed several amphitheater and festival dates that will accompany the 11 stadium dates he announced earlier this year.

“This is going to be a very high-energy, music-driven show,” Chesney said during the Facebook interview, “that only allows me to connect more with the audience. That is what I feel is my strong suit as an entertainer.”

A complete list of 2016 Spread the Love Tour dates is below:

April 23 — Auburn, Ala.; Jordan Hare Stadium
May 5 — Alberquerque, N.M.; Isleta Amphitheatre
May 7 — Phoenix, Ariz.; Chase Field
May 13-14 — Uncasville, Conn.; Mohegan Sun Casino
May 19 — Columbia, Md.; Merriweather Post Pavilion
May 20 — Charlotte, N.C.; PNC Music Pavilion
May 21 — Raleigh, N.C.; Wanut Creek Amphitheatre
May 26 — Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; Blossom Music Center
May 28 — Louisville, Ky.; Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium
June 2 — Rogers, Ark.; Walmart AMP
June 4 — Arlington, Texas; AT&T Stadium
June 9 — Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
June 10 — Canandaigua, N.Y.; CMAC
June 11 — Hunter, N.Y.; Taste of Country Music Festival
June 17 — Cadott, Wis.; Country Fest
June 18 — Milwaukee, Wis.; Miller Park
June 23 — Virginia Beach, Va.; Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
June 25 — Philadelphia, Pa.; Lincoln Financial Field
July 2 — Pittsburgh, Pa.; Heinz Field
July 10 — Cavendish, Prince Edward Island, Canada; Cavendish Beach Music Festival
July 14 — St. Louis, Mo.; Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 16 — Kansas City, Mo.; Arrowhead Stadium
July 23 — Seattle, Wash.; Century Link Field
July 27 — Cheyenne, Wyo.; Frontier Days
July 30 — Mountain Home, Idaho; Mountain Home Country Music Festival
July 31 — Sixes, Ore.; Cape Blanco Country Music Festival
Aug. 6 — Santa Clara, Calif.; Levi’s Stadium
Aug. 13 — Detroit, Mich.; Ford Field
Aug. 18 — Bristow, Va.; Jiffy Lube Live
Aug. 20 — East Rutherford, N.J.; MetLife Stadium
Aug. 26 — Foxborough, Mass.; Gillette Stadium
Aug. 27 — Foxborough, Mass.; Gillette Stadium

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