Detroit - Country Music’s biggest summer entertainer - Kenny Chesney - brings his 2011 ‘Goin Coastal Tour’ to Ford Field on Saturday, August 20th. After four consecutive sold out shows at Ford Field (2006 – 2009), Zac Brown Band, Billy Currington and Uncle Kracker will join Chesney for his fifth summer stop in Detroit at Ford Field. Tickets for the “2011 concert of the summer” range from $28.50 to $129.50 and go on-sale at 10:00 am – Saturday, December 4 – at all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Prior to the concert, DLI Entertainment is again partnering with 99.5 FM WYCD to host the summer’s biggest party - the Beach Bash – on Brush Street in front of Ford Field. The Beach Bash is free and open to the public from 1:00 – 4:00 pm and offers live entertainment, various games and other activities. WYCD will be broadcasting live from the event and will also have their Kenny Chesney interactive trailer on site for all guests to view.
Nashville - Kenny Chesney's "fans can count on his shows to be fun, fun, fun" (LA Times), and they can prepare to see "how deep this country megastar's talent really runs" (Chicago Tribune) as Chesney announces the first leg of what will be his biggest tour in five years. After a hiatus from the road in 2009, the 4 time CMA and 4 time ACM Entertainer of the Year will take his “Goin’ Coastal Tour” to 9 stadiums next year. 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 stadium dates in nine cities will go on sale starting November 20, with additional arena and amphitheatre dates to be announced later, with more dates than any Chesney tour since 2006. Chesney will co-headline the stadium dates with Zac Brown Band, GRAMMY's "Best New Artist" in 2010 whose latest album 'You Get What You Give' debuted at #1 on the Billboard top 200. Multi-GRAMMY nominee Billy Currington has secured the highly coveted support slot powered by six No. 1 Billboard country singles and the success of his fourth and latest album 'Enjoy Yourself.' Uncle Kracker, who sang with Chesney on the #1 country hit "When The Sun Goes Down," will open all the stadium dates except Foxboro, MA.
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."
"With four acts on the bill, we've created these shows as all-day events, and are working hard to make them affordable for our fans," says tour promoter Louis Messina. Chesney has made 7,500 tickets available at $28.50 for the August 20th show at Ford Field.
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 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 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 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)
The tour is billed as Corona Extra presents Kenny Chesney’s Goin’ Coastal Tour, starring Kenny Chesney and Zac Brown Band.
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