Kenny Chesney set for second appearance at Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion on Aug. 13

Photo by Linda Coen O'Kresik

Kenny Chesney in Bangor in 2013. Photo by Linda Coen O’Kresik

Kenny Chesney — a multi-platinum recording artist and one of the biggest-selling touring acts of all time — will make his second appearance on the Bangor Waterfront this summer, when he performs on Thursday, Aug. 13 at the Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion.

Tickets for Chesney’s summer concert in Bangor go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 30. There’s an eight ticket limit per household, and prices start at $43.75 for lawn seats and go up to $129.75 for pit tickets. Tickets are available via Ticketmaster.com, by calling 1-800-745-3000, or in person at Mark’s Music in Brewer.

Opening for Chesney for the Bangor date will be charting Nashville artist Jake Owen and Florida Georgia Line collaborator Chase Rice.

Chesney — known all over the country for his tropical, party-centric take on country music and his straw cowboy hat — took 2014 off from touring, but it well-known among country and music circles generally as one of the biggest touring acts in the world. On this tour, the “Big Revival” tour, he’ll play 24 stadiums and large arenas in total. Having sold in excess of a million tickets each of his headlining tours, Chesney is the only Country Artist in Billboard’s list of the top ten touring acts of the past 25 years – and that’s with only 12 years as a headliner. After his first stadium concert – 2003’s Neyland Stadium show, selling over 60,000 tickets in Knoxville – Chesney has played 111 football stadium shows in total. 

“The Big Revival,” Chesney’s 2014 album, debuted last September at number one on the Billboard country charts and at number two on the Billboard top 200. His single “American Kids” reached number one on the country charts and number 23 overall. “The Big Revival” is Chesney’s 15 album in 20 years, spanning his little-heard debut “In My Wildest Dreams” to his four-time platinum 2004 album “When The Sun Goes Down.”

Chesney’s last appearance in Bangor was in August 2013, on his “No Shoes Nation” tour, which stopped at the Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion. More concerts for the 2015 Darling’s concert season will be announced in the coming days; check cultureshock.bangordailynews.com for regular updates.

Emily Burnham

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Emily Burnham is a Maine native, UMaine graduate, proud Bangorian and a writer and editor for Bangor Metro Magazine, the Weekly and the Bangor Daily News, where she's worked since 2004. She reports on everything from local bands to local food to all the cool things going on in the Greater Bangor area. In her quest for stories, she's seen countless concerts and plays, been lobster fishing, interviewed celebrities, hung out with water buffalo and played in a ukulele orchestra. She's interested in everything that happens in Maine. Albums for review are accepted digitally only; please no CDs.