It’s been a memorable summer for Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney. Not only have the pair spent the summer on the road with opening acts Grace Potter and Jake Owen, but the 22 city tour also became the highest selling tour of the summer surpassing over a million tickets sold.
Chesney and McGraw wrapped up the 23 show tour in Foxboro, MA with a two-night encore this past Saturday, the only city that featured a double night of country. By no means was it coincidental, as both nights brought in 111,209 tickets sold. Dan Murphy, Vice President of External Affairs for Gillette Stadium, called the show “a record for the biggest country music event in New England history.”
This isn’t the first taste of record breaking Chesney and McGraw have seen on the Brothers of the Sun Tour. Just last year, Chesney broke a 29-year-old record for the most tickets sold in the New York/New Jersey area on his Goin’ Coastal Tour with 55,239 tickets sold. This time, Chesney broke his own record as the Brothers of the Sun Tour sold a shocking 56,285 tickets!
This tour marks the ninth tour of Chesney’s last 10 where ticket sales have reached over one million. But it easily could be the most memorable of tours: The tour kicked off in a sunny Tampa, Ashton Kutcher caused a ruckus in Anaheim, CA, a Chesney impersonator was kicked out of the Nashville date and Scotty McCreery hit the stage in Charlotte.
-Jodi Phillips / The New 103.7