Kenny Chesney Surprises Fraternity With Impromptu Visit [Watch]
A day before Kenny Chesney took the stage at Jordan-Hare Stadium for the official kickoff of his Spread the Love Tour, he was playing for a much smaller crowd of fans at the Lambda Chi house.
Chesney surprised a house of fraternity brothers on Friday (April 22), stopping by Auburn University for an impromptu concert. Chesney, who is an alumni of East Tennessee State University's Lambda Chi, was originally invited by the fraternity to visit their house after he announced his first concert. It wasn't until that afternoon that he let them know he had accepted their invitation.
During his visit, Chesney played a 20-minute acoustic set which included previous hits like "Keg in the Closet" and "American Kids, which had the guys singing along.
"Getting ready for the kick off of the #spreadthelovetour at Auburn University with Lambda Chi," Chesney posted on Facebook with a clip of him singing "American Kids" at the house. "Some things don't change. Friday afternoon at a frat is still an awesome place to be. Love you guys."
Later that weekend, Chesney performed a two-hour set for 50,430 concertgoers in Auburn, Ala., with special guests Miranda Lambert, Sam Hunt and Old Dominion. He and Lambert also took the stage together for a duet of "You and Tequila."
“Sometimes you can feel the energy long before you hit the stage,” Chesney said in a release after the show. “It’s gathering, and you can sense it. This was one of those shows, one of those times. It was so intense, it was so there, this is the reason we do this: to play music and feel all that energy coming at us."
Chesney will make his way to New York this June to headline the Taste of Country Music Festival, which runs June 10-12.
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