Kenny Chesney's “Summer In 3-D”
Sun City Stadiums Are A Hot Ticket w 2 Week Movie Theatre Run
Nashville: Just as Kenny Chesney, the 4-time and reigning Country Music Association and 4-consecutive Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year, announced he would not stage a major tour next year comes the announcement he will provide an even more up-close, in-your-face, on-the-stage way to experience the intensity, the mayhem and yes, fun of his full-tilt stadium-sized show! Teaming with Sony Motion Pictures highly specialized The Hot Ticket Division, the man who's sold over a million concert tickets each of the past 8 summers is in the midst of editing “Kenny Chesney: Summer in 3-D,” putting him in the company of the Rolling Stones and U2.
“I'd seen U2's movie and was blown away,” Chesney says of the film, which hits theatres in April 2010. “It was like something I'd never seen - and I wondered what would happen if we tried to capture some of what was going on like that… How would it look, because this is more straight up… When we did, everyone who saw the footage agreed, and we started taking this project very seriously.
“Then when major movie studios were interested in working with us… a company with such specialized expertise as not just Sony Motion Pictures, which is crazy, but their Hot Ticket division which understands very specifically the challenges of a 3-D movie, well, we went for it.”
Shot over six nights in five cities - Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Seattle, Boston and Indianapolis -- with 22 3-D camera rigs, this is Kenny Chesney closer than anyone's ever been. On the stage, in the halls, on the water and in the air, “Summer in 3-D” adds a dimension to the always high energy entertainer's concert connection with his fans that will leave people just as excited as being in a stadium with the music blaring, the fans cheering and the night still young.
“It's crazy how up close this puts you,” admits the man who's had 19 #1s and has been touring stadiums now for five straight years. “To me on that stage, I feel every single one of my fans - all the way to the very top of those stadiums. But this is like having everyone right there onstage with us, and it's a rush… I had no idea what we do could go to film quite like that.
“It was an amazing - and at times scary - experience to have cameras that close, in the air, on a blimp… cause they are everywhere. But to see what this film captures: all the energy, the thrill and an even better focus on some of the most rocking nights we've ever had, all I can say is… wow.”
With three CMA nominations - Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist and Vocal Even with Mac McAnally for the #1 “Down the Road” - Chesney performs “I'm Alive” with Dave Matthews on the CMA Awards live telecast Nov. 11 on ABC. The single is Top 10 and available on his Greatest Hits II album out now!
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