METLIFE STADIUM TO WELCOME KENNY CHESNEY AND TIM MCGRAW IN AUGUST 2012
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – November 14, 2011 – MetLife Stadium will welcome country superstars Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw on Saturday, August 11, 2012, as the two celebrated entertainers bring their “Brothers of the Sun” tour to the New York/New Jersey region.
“Brothers of the Sun” – a 19-date stadium tour - will mark the first time in 10 years that Chesney and McGraw have hit the road together, and will also feature special guests Grace Potter & The Nocturnals and Jake Owen.
For Chesney, the show will mark a triumphant return to MetLife Stadium, as his August 13, 2011 appearance, part of the “Goin’ Coastal Tour,” sold more tickets than any country concert in New Jersey history.
“Having had the privilege to host the extremely successful “Goin’ Coastal Tour” here last summer, we are thrilled to welcome the Brothers of the Sun,” said Mark Lamping, President and CEO of MetLife Stadium. “We look forward to hosting two of the very best performers in country music at MetLife Stadium.”
The announcement comes on the heels of Chesney's massively successful “Goin' Coastal” Tour, which blew away more than 1.3 million fans, making it the year's biggest country tour. A four-time CMA Entertainer of the Year winner, Chesney will be honored at CMT’s Artists of the Year event on December 13. "Reality," Chesney's fifth single from 2010’s ‘Hemingway’s Whiskey,' was just shipped to radio.
McGraw is a three-time GRAMMY winner who has had a No. 1 single in each of the last three decades – 32 in total – including the title track of his most recent album, 'Southern Voice.' His 2010 tour in support of that album was the year's biggest country tour. “Felt Good On My Lips,” from his double-CD ‘Number One Hits,' spent three weeks at #1 earlier this year. McGraw is also an accomplished actor, having starred in films such as the Oscar-nominated blockbuster 'The Blind Side' and the critically acclaimed 'Friday Night Lights.'
Tickets for the East Rutherford show will go on sale Saturday, December 3 through Ticketmaster.
‘Brothers of the Sun’ Tour 2012:
Sat. June 2 - Tampa, FL - Raymond James Stadium
Sun. June 3 - Atlanta, GA - Georgia Dome
Sat. June 9 - Dallas, TX - Cowboys Stadium
Sun. June 10 - Kansas City, MO - Arrowhead Stadium
Sat. June 16 - Philadelphia, PA - Lincoln Financial Field
Sat. June 23 - Nashville, TN - LP Field
Sun. June 24 - Charlotte, NC - Bank of America Stadium
Sat. June 30 - Pittsburgh, PA - Heinz Field
Sun. July 1 - Cincinnati, OH - Paul Brown Stadium
Sat. July 7 - Chicago, IL - Soldier Field
Sun. July 8 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Field
Sat, July 14 – Anaheim, CA, Angels Stadium
Sat. July 21 - Denver, CO - Sports Authority Field at Mile High
TBA - Indianapolis, IN - Lucas Oil Stadium
TBA - Cleveland, OH - Cleveland Browns Stadium
Sat. August 11 - East Rutherford, NJ - MetLife Stadium
Sun. August 12 - Washington, DC - FedEx Field
Sat. August 18 - Detroit, MI - Ford Field
Sat. August 25 - Foxboro, MA - Gillette Stadium
About MetLife Stadium
MetLife Stadium, home to the New York Jets and New York Football Giants, sets the standard for venue excellence, with state-of-the-art technology, comfort and amenities. The only active venue to serve as the home stadium for two NFL teams, MetLife Stadium hosts 20 NFL games per season, more than any other complex.
With a full seating capacity of 82,500, MetLife Stadium is the largest stadium in the National Football League. It boasts numerous dining options and a brand new rail line that drops fans off directly at the front door. In 2010, the Stadium was selected to host Super Bowl XLVIII in 2014.
For more information, visit www.metlifestadium.com.
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