Kenny Chesney adds second show in Foxboro

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Due to overwhelming demand for his August 27 show at Gillette Stadium as part of the New England Country Music Festival, which sold out in just eight minutes last November, Kenny Chesney has added a second Foxboro show. The second show at Gillette Stadium will take place on Sunday, August 18 and will serve as the very last date on Chesney’s ‘Goin’ Coastal’ Tour with the Zac Brown Band and Billy Currington. Tickets for the new show will go on sale Saturday, February 5 though Ticketmaster.

“The last show of every year has always been special,” said Chesney in a press release. “A unique shared moment and connection with the fans celebrating a summer full of music. I can’t think of a better way to close this year’s tour than playing two nights at Gillette Stadium! I really missed playing Foxboro last summer and I can’t wait to reconnect with everyone in New England!”

Chesney, the four-time CMA and four-time ACM Entertainer of the Year, was the second largest ticket seller of the last decade and the only artist in any genre to sell more than one million tickets for eight consecutive summers. He has sold out the New England Country Music Festival at Gillette Stadium each year from 2005 to 2009.

“We’re proud to have been the first NFL stadium Kenny played and to have witnessed his star rise since,” added Robert Kraft, Chairman and CEO of The Kraft Group, owner/operators of Gillette Stadium. “He has been the most successful artist in Gillette Stadium’s history and is also one our favorite people.”

Chesney will be touring in support of his new album, Hemingway’s Whiskey. The album, his fourteenth studio effort, debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 (his sixth album to achieve that feat) after its release at the end of last September. The album has been powered by hit singles “The Boys of Fall” and “Somewhere With You”.

The Zac Brown Band, who won last year’s Grammy Award for Best New Artist and most recently the CMA’s New Artist of the Year, will be touring in support of their latest album, You Get What You Give. Released last September, the album is the band’s fourth studio effort and second with a major-label. It debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 and contains special guests Jimmy Buffett and Alan Jackson.

Currington also released a new album, Enjoy Yourself, last September. The album, his fourth studio effort, has been powered by hit single “Pretty Good at Drinkin’ Beer”.

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