Chesney and McGraw catch 111,209 Fans

Chesney, McGraw Break Record For Tickets Sold in New England, as 111,209 Fans Help ‘Brothers of the Sun’ Wrap 23 Stadium Dates

The ‘Brothers of the Sun’ Tour, with Kenny Chesney and Tim
McGraw, ended its historic run this weekend with two sold-out shows at
Foxboro, MA’s Gillette Stadium – a triumphant encore for the biggest
stadium tour of the year and the highest-grossing tour of the summer,
according to Pollstar. The 111,209 tickets sold for the shows were what
Dan Murphy, Gillette Stadium’s Vice President of External Affairs,
called “a record for the biggest country music event in New England
history.” Just two weeks ago, Chesney and McGraw hosted the biggest
ticketed country show in NYC/NJ history at a sold-out MetLife Stadium in
East Rutherford, NJ.

Touring authorities agree that Chesney and McGraw’s
22-city/23-stadium jaunt (with two sold-out shows in Foxboro, MA) ruled
the road this summer, with no other tours coming close to the number of
stadiums hit by the duo. “The ‘Brothers of the Sun’ tour was a massive
commercial and creative success, a very special event that packed 23
stadiums in an era when stadium tours on this continent are few and far
between,” says Ray Waddell, who covers the touring business for
Billboard. “Beyond that, Chesney and McGraw’s ‘Brothers’ was a special
treat for fans, who were able to enjoy two of the most charismatic
performers in country music history on the same stage, as well as be
turned on to Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, and check out a rising
star in Jake Owen. This is live music chemistry at its best, and it
shows in the type of numbers they put up, as ‘Brothers’ is one of the
elite tours of the year across all genres. ‘Brothers of the Sun’ was
great for country music, the live music business in general and, most
importantly, fans.”

From Chesney’s #1 hits like “Beer In Mexico” or current single “Come
Over,” to his tribute to Beantown “She’s From Boston” – during which he
replaced his cowboy hat with a Red Sox cap to the roaring delight of the
crowd – the two packed Foxboro audiences soaked up every minute of the
performances, knowing that they were witnessing the bittersweet end to
an historic tour. With 32 #1 one songs under his belt, McGraw’s set
covered hits including “Felt Good On My Lips,” “Real Good Man,” “I Like
It, I Love It” and “Live Like You Were Dying.” The GRAMMY winner brought
the crowd to a fever pitch with his current single and high energy
show-stopper “Truck Yeah.”

Boston Metro commented, “it was easy to see why people have been
calling the ‘Brothers of the Sun’ Tour one of the biggest country music
events that the New England area has ever…And though the tour ends
after tonight’s performance, it seemed like they could take the show
around the country once more.”

“I couldn’t imagine bringing this incredible journey to a close
anywhere else but Gillette Stadium,” Chesney said. “The fans in New
England welcome us with such energy year after year, and it was the
perfect ending to one of the most fun tours I’ve been a part of.”

Tour dates:!/kennychesney

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