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Kenny Chesney Returns to The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las VegasCountry's Highest Energy Performer Rocks Four Shows May 14-15, July 2-3 (January 25, 2010)
LAS VEGAS, NV -- (Marketwire) -- 01/25/10 -- Kenny Chesney may be taking the year off from one of his giant tours, but Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas has country music's biggest ticket-seller for four shows in its premiere rock & roll venue The Joint. Easily the most intimate opportunity to see the man who's won 4 consecutive Academy of Country Music and 4 Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year Awards, the Hard Rock has over a third of Chesney's live appearances in 2010.
The shows -- May 14 & 15 and July 2 & 3 -- bring Chesney, the face of Corona Extra, back to The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, where he was part of the opening weekend which also included Paul McCartney, Bon Jovi & the Killers. For the man who's used to rocking close to 60,000 people, the chance to be in a venue where the farthest seat from the stage is merely 155 feet away appeals to the man known for his unannounced Keg in the Closet tours of college and beach bars.
"Obviously we like to play," Chesney laughs about his band. "The beauty of The Joint is that not only is it a great rock and roll room, but they'll let us get up there and play... and play... and play. We have so much fun, because we can throw in all kinds of stuff we don't get to play in our regular show, and the audiences are diverse enough that no matter what we throw at them, they know the songs!"
In April 2009, Chesney not only played many of his songs and covers by a variety of artists -- from U2 to Steve Miller, Van Halen to Tom Petty -- he also brought his very talented road crew onstage to share in the jamming during his over 3 hour set. No word on what might happen this year, but no doubt Chesney will take his 4 Joint appearances well into Keg in the Closet country.
"That's what's so great about a gig where the capacity is 4,000, especially at The Joint," Chesney enthuses. "It's the best of both worlds: you get the energy of a club, but it's still enough of a stage that you've got room to run around and have fun. Because when we do these smaller, less structured shows, we like to let loose without tripping over each other or getting tangled in someone's chord."
Chesney, who was recently cited by The Los Angeles Times as the 2nd biggest artist of the decade for record sales, touring impact and hit singles, released two albums in 2009: the intimate "Lucky Old Sun," which yielded the #1s "Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven" and "Down the Road," a duet with the song's writer Mac McAnally, and "Greatest Hits II," featuring "Out Last Night" and "I'm Alive," a duet with good friend Dave Matthews -- and is preparing to record his next studio release.
Tickets, starting at $150 (plus applicable service fees), will be available Saturday at noon at the Hard Rock Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, online at Ticketmaster.com or charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000.
Shows are produced by AEG Live & The Messina Group.
About Kenny Chesney
Kenny Chesney has sold in excess of a million concert tickets each of the past 8 summers and has had 21 #1s, including "Young," "Living In Fast Forward," "When the Sun Goes Down," "There Goes My Life," "Anything But Mine" and "Out Last Night." In addition to his 8 Entertainer of the Year Awards, Chesney has won the CMA's prestigious Album of the Year for "When The Sun Goes Down" and the Academy of Country Music's Male Vocalist and Single of the Year honors for "The Good Stuff" and sold in excess of 29 million records.
About The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas
In the great tradition of Las Vegas' first rock venue, the new Joint's commitment to rock and roll is unparalleled. Now double in size to the original, this highly upgraded version retains all the intimacy, charm and authentic rock experience as the original. State of the art sound rules the 2,951 seated venue (total capacity of 4,000). Offering up seven Luxury Suites, a VIP Studio level, superior video system and a production package tailor made for artist comfort, The Joint is the most sophisticated, intimate and authentic venue in Las Vegas. The property offers an energetic entertainment and gaming experience featuring services and amenities associated with a boutique luxury hotel. For room availability and additional information call 800.HRD.ROCK (800.473.7625) or visit www.hardrockhotel.com or www.thejointlasvegas.com.
About AEG Live
AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance. AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival, exhibition, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions, fifteen regional offices, and thirty state-of-the-art venues. AEG Live currently produces four major residency shows in Las Vegas: Bette Midler The Showgirl Must Go On and Cher at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, and Barry Manilow at Paris Las Vegas. The concert tour roster includes artists such as Taylor Swift, Leonard Cohen, Bon Jovi, Celine Dion, Miley Cyrus, The Black Eyed Peas, Britney Spears, Kenny Chesney, P!nk, Paul McCartney, KISS and American Idols Live. AEG Live is the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. For more information, go to www.aeglive.com.
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