Kenny Chesney to return to Gillette Stadium in 2011

, Staff

After sitting out 2010, country superstar Kenny Chesney has revealed plans to return to the road for the summer of 2011. Chesney will team up with the Zac Brown Band for the “Goin’ Coastal Tour”, which take over Gillette Stadium in Foxboro on Saturday, August 27 as part of the 8th Annual New England Country Music Festival. “Goin’ Coastal Tour”. Billy Currington has been tapped to perform in the support slot, while additional acts are expected to be added at a later date. Tickets for the show, which range in price from $44.50 to $99.50, will go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster.

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 September. For the album’s first single, “The Boys of Fall”, Chesney filmed an array of famous football players and coaches talking about their experiences playing high school football. The project became so big that he decided make a full length documentary with the same footage. The film, “The Boys of Fall”, was released exclusively to K-Mart earlier this month.

“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,” Chesney declared in a press release. “I can’t wait to get back in front of my fans.”

The Foxboro show will be Chesney’s sixth visit to the home of the New England Patriots after selling out the stadium each summer from 2005 to 2009. The 4 time CMA and 4 time ACM Entertainer of the Year 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.

The Zac Brown Band, who won this 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 new album, You Get What You Give. Released in 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, in September. The album, his fourth studio effort, has been powered by hit single “Pretty Good at Drinkin’ Beer”.

The New England Country Music Festival is the largest single-day country music event in the nation.

Chesney will also perform a pair of shows at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut on Friday, April 8 and Saturday, April 9. He’ll be joined by Currington and fellow special guest Uncle Kracker. Tickets for the shows go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster for $125 and $95.