Last spring Chesney’s “Poets and Pirates Tour” came to Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, where, during the first song of his set, a malfunction with the stage risers led to an unfortunate mishap — he got his foot caught in the platform as the stage was rising in the middle of the field. This year he leads the “Sun City Carnival” stadium and festival tour across the nation through the middle of September.
“It seems like it’s time to get this thing started again,” Chesney stated in a press release this week. “By the time we’re done, I’m tired, but I’m never ready to be done. And after a few months off, all I can think of is when are we getting back out there. For me, I swear we have so many friends that we see when we look out every night... to be able to get out there and rock with them, well, it’s the reason me and the guys do this! I’m ready to move from the renderings to getting back into rehearsal, back into shape, back into making music and especially back to being out there with the fans.”
Tickets go on sale for $79.50, $49.50, and $29.50 on Fri. May 22 via the box office, Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone at (843) 554-6060. Visit coliseumpac.com for more info. Hopefully, he’ll make it through this S.C. portion free of further injury.
(second photo by Greg Hambrick)