Kenny Chesney Finalizes Stadium Run
Tue, 15 Jan 2008 10:02:40
Kenny Chesney's Poets & Pirates tour just went from one gig—a July 26 stop near Boston, which sold out in less than 15 minutes last month—to 14 stadium shows, a spaced-out trek running from April 26 in Columbia, SC, to September 13 in Indianapolis, IN. Ticket and lineup details for each date will be announced soon, although Chesney has announced his lengthy list of rotating opening acts, including Brooks & Dunn, Keith Urban, Big & Rich, Sammy Hagar, and Luke Bryan. LeAnn Rimes and Gary Allan will play the entire Poets & Pirates run.
"We're changing it up to keep it interesting," Chesney said in a press release. "Anyone who's been to one of these shows knows ... the folks sharing the stage with us put out a lot of fire power."
Chesney grossed more than $71 million in 2007, taking him to the top of the country heap and making him the fourth most successful touring artist overall.
"There's something in those big shows you can't get anywhere else—a whole other kind of energy," Chesney added. "You feel those fans all the way to the top, and there's nothing like it. And they come to have a big day with us. You can hear it when they sing 'Back Where I Come From' or 'Anything but Mine.' It's a blast, and I can't wait."
Some tour dates, ya' scallywags:
4/26 Columbia, SC - Williams Brice Stadium
5/3: Dallas, TX - Pizza Hut Park
5/10 Baltimore, MD - M&T Bank Stadium
5/24 Cleveland, OH - Browns Stadium
5/31 Phoenix, AZ - University of Phoenix Stadium
6/8 San Francisco, CA - AT&T Park
6/14 Pittsburgh, PA - Heinz Field
6/21 Chicago, IL - Soldier Field
7/5: Nashville, TN - LP Field
7/13 Atlanta, GA - Turner Field
7/19 Philadelphia, PA - Lincoln Financial Field
7/26 Foxboro, MA - Gillette Stadium
8/2 Detroit, MI - Ford Field
9/13 Indianapolis, IN - Lucas Oil Field
—The ARTISTdirect Staff