TAMPA, FL, November 4, 2010—Country megastar, Kenny Chesney announced today that he will kickoff his 2011 Goin’ Coastal Tour at Raymond James Stadium on March 19. After a hiatus in 2009, the four time CMA/ACM Entertainer of the Year also announced the first nine stadium stops on the tour with additional arena and amphitheatre dates to be released at a later time. Chesney was the second biggest ticket seller of the decade and the only artist in any genre to sell over a million tickets for 8 consecutive summers. Tickets for the Tampa show will go on sale Saturday, December 11th at 10 a.m. at www.Ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000. In attempts to make the show more affordable to fans, Chesney will make close to 14,000 tickets available for $25 (plus service fees) each for the Raymond James Stadium concert. Tickets are $25, $69.50, $99.50, $109.50 for club tickets, $125 floor seats, and $250 in the sandbar.
“With four acts on the bill, we’ve created these shows as all day events, and are working hard to make them affordable to our fans,” says tour promoter Louis Messina.
Chesney will co-headline the show with Zac Brown Band, GRAMMY’s “Best New Artist” in 2010. Billy Currington and Uncle Kracker will open for these two country megastars.
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.”
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 "The 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 'The Boys of Fall,' I'm seeing stadiums in a whole new way," Chesney says.
Fans can buy tickets at http://www.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 presales, fans can go to http://www.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 - Ford Field (on sale Sat Dec 4) Sat Aug 27- Foxboro, MA - Gillette Stadium (on sale Sat Nov 20)
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