After a hiatus from the road in 2010, Kenny Chesney, a four-time CMA and four-time ACM Entertainer of the Year will take his “Goin’ Coastal Tour” to nine stadiums next year. Chesney was the second biggest ticket seller of the decade and the only artist in any genre to sell over a million tickets for eight consecutive summers.
Tickets for stadium dates in nine cities will go on sale starting November 20, with additional arena and amphitheatre dates to be announced later, with more dates than any Chesney tour since 2006. Chesney will co-headline the stadium dates with Zac Brown Band, GRAMMY’s “Best New Artist” in 2010 whose latest album ‘You Get What You Give’ debuted at #1 on the Billboard top 200. Multi-GRAMMY nominee Billy Currington has secured the highly coveted support slot powered by six No. 1 Billboard country singles and the success of his fourth and latest album ‘Enjoy Yourself.’ Uncle Kracker, who sang with Chesney on the #1 country hit “When The Sun Goes Down,” will open all the stadium dates except Foxboro, MA.
The man the Associated Press calls “among the hardest charging acts on the road” is already excited about returning to the stage. “We’re going to be playing new songs and lots of old favorites, and I can already tell it’s going to be a lot of fun,” says Chesney. “I can’t wait to get back in front of my fans.”
“With four acts on the bill, we’ve created these shows as all-day events, and are working hard to make them affordable for our fans,” says tour promoter Louis Messina. Chesney will make at least 7,000 tickets available at $25 at the majority of the stadium dates, with a whopping 13,922 for the March 19 Tampa show.
Chesney took a break from the road in 2010 to record his new album ‘Hemingway’s Whiskey’ (BNA Records), which entered the Billboard 200 at #1 (his sixth album to achieve that feat) and to produce “Boys of Fall,” the documentary about high school football now available for pre-order at http://www.walmart.com and in Walmart beginning November 9. “I’ve always loved playing stadiums because I get to see so many of my fans at one time, but after everything I learned from the football heroes I met while making ‘Boys of Fall,’ I’m seeing stadiums in a whole new way,” Chesney says.
Fans can buy tickets at http://kennychesney.com. The Kenny Chesney Official Fan Club will be offering presale tickets for all shows on Kenny’s 2011 Tour prior to the general public on-sale. To get access to these exclusive pre-sales, fans can go to http://kennychesney.com.
Kenny Chesney 2011 Tour (Stadium Dates Only – co-headline with Zac Brown Band)
- Sat Mar 19 – Tampa, FL – Raymond James Stadium (on sale Sat Dec 11)
- Sat Apr 16 – Dallas, TX – Cowboys Stadium (on sale Sat Dec 4)
- Sat Jun 4 – Washington, DC – FedEx Field – (on sale Fri Dec 3)
- Sat Jun 11 – Green Bay, WI – Lambeau Field (on sale Sat Dec 11)
- Sat Jun 18 – Philadelphia, PA – Lincoln Financial Field (on sale Sat Nov 20)
- Sat Jul 2 – Pittsburgh, PA – Heinz Field (on sale Sat Dec 4)
- Sat Jul 30 – Kansas City, MO – Arrowhead Stadium (on sale Sat Dec 4)
- Sat Aug 20 – Detroit, MI – Venue tba
- Sat Aug 27- Foxboro, MA – Gillette Stadium (on sale Sat Nov 20)
The tour is billed as Corona Extra presents Kenny Chesney’s Goin’ Coastal Tour, starring Kenny Chesney and Zac Brown Band.