Chesney & McGraw add second show in Foxboro

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Due to the anticipated demand for their Saturday, August 25, 2012 concert at Gillette Stadium, Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw have already added a second Foxboro show on Friday, August 24. Tickets for both shows, which will serve as the 9th annual New England Country Music Festival, will go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster and range in price from $44.50 to $99.50. Rounding out the bill are special guests Grace Potter & The Nocturnals and Jake Owen.

Dubbed the the “Brothers of the Sun” tour, the highly anticipated summer outing will mark the first time in ten years that Chesney and McGraw have hit the road together. Chesney 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, while McGaw was named by Billboard as country music’s #1 touring act of 2010.

Chesney’s most recent release was 2010’s Hemingway’s Whiskey. The album, his fourteenth studio effort, features singles “The Boys of Fall”, “Somewhere with You”, “Live a Little” and “You and Tequila”, the latter of which features guest vocals from Potter. He has sold out Gillette Stadium each year from 2005 to 2009, and then again for two nights in 2011.

McGraw’s last release was 2009’s Southern Voice. A new album, called Emotional Traffic, is reportedly complete but has yet to be released due to an ongoing dispute with his record label.

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