Wednesday, January 26, 2011
– It took Kenny Chesney eight whole minutes to sell out his upcoming show on Aug. 27 at one of his most supportive venues, Gillette, in the Boston area.
And Chesney decided to add a second show there - on Aug. 28.
The shows are part of the Corona Presents Kenny Chesney's 'Goin' Coastal' Tour. This was Chesney's sixth overall sellout at the venue, a record for any artist in any genre at the Foxboro, Mass. stadium.
Tickets for the new Gillette Stadium date, 1 of 11 stadium dates on the tour, go on sale Saturday, Feb. 5. The August 28 Gillette Stadium show will close out the massive tour.
"The last show of every year has always been special," said Chesney. "A unique shared moment and connection with the fans celebrating a summer full of music. I can't think of a better place than playing two nights at Gillette stadium to close this year's tour. I really missed playing Foxboro last summer, and I can't wait to reconnect with everyone in New England."
The show will star Chesney and Zac Brown Band with special guests Billy Currington and Uncle Kracker.
With 12 tour dates on sale out of 53 shows on the tour, Chesney has sold more than 400,000 tickets and is well on track to surpass another one million tickets sold in a single touring year. This would be Chesney's ninth year to reach the million mark.