Kenny Chesney’s Trip Around The Sun Tour Hits Pollstar Top 10

Kenny Chesney’s Trip Around The Sun Tour Hits Pollstar Top 10

Only Country Act in Midyear Top 10 of America’s Biggest Tours

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – In a summer of shattering his own attendance records, Kenny Chesney’s 2018 Trip Around the Sun Tour is the only country tour to land on Pollstar’s
midyear survey of the year’s biggest tours. With ticket prices almost
half to a third less than the other artists above him, the man the LA Times
hails as “The People’s Superstar” joins Taylor Swift, the Rolling
Stones, Jay-Z and Beyoncé, Bruno Mars, U2, Justin Timberlake, the Eagles
and Pink in the Top 10.

“What we do isn’t just country,” says the man who’s also the only country act in Billboard’s
Top 10 Touring Acts of the Last 25 Years, “it’s life. For the people
who come every summer, whether they love rock or pop or whatever,
they’re gonna feel the music, but they also know they’ve lived
these songs.  For me, it’s the artists who rock me, who make me feel
something, whose music is part of my life that I go back to again and
again, and that’s what I try to give the fans every single night we hit
the stage.”

Starting with a no-holds-barred set at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium
with 55,292 fans and running through last weekend’s 57, 528 who rocked
at Kansas City’s Arrowhead Stadium, the songwriter/superstar from East
Tennessee has been breaking his own attendance records at almost every
stadium this summer. With fan-friendly pricing, a high energy show and
just enough people coming together to create a real community beyond
just the concert experience, Chesney remains the “must” rite of summer
for so many.

“Music is medicine, and it’s energy, and it’s fuel,” says the man who
will play 19 stadiums this summer. “To me, when music is really firing,
it can help you do impossible things, lift you out of unthinkable
problems and give you a reason to keep going. I hope the fans who come
get as much out of the shows as everyone in my road family gets out of
the energy and love that No Shoes Nation throws at us every night.”

Having just scored his 30th No. 1 with “Get Along,” a banjo-forward groove-driven song about seeking joy in what we have in common, Chesney also broke a Billboard
record for Most No. 1s by a Country Act in their Country Airplay chart
history – making it another trip around all the things that are possible
when you let the music lead, work hard and connect with the fans.

Heading into St. Louis’ Busch Stadium this weekend, the 8-time Academy
of Country Music and Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year
is gearing up for the release of his deeply personal homage to the
Virgin Islands, Songs for the Saints. Begun as Hurricane Irma
was pummeling the Caribbean islands where he’s made his home, the song
cycle celebrates the spirit of the land, the people and the living that
inspired so much of his music since the 5-times platinum No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems.

“I don’t do this for the awards or the competition. I do this to write
my life and share it with others. When you realize how much you share,
whether it’s ‘Get Along,’ or the way a show on a hot summer night makes
you feel, that’s what all this is for: coming together. It’s why Songs for the Saints
matters, because No Shoes Nation can live inside that world – and also
with buying the record, knowing that money is helping rebuild those

 Photo Credit: Jill Trunnell

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