Kenny Chesney’s 'Goin' Coastal' Tour is notching another historic highlight as its August 13 date at New Jersey's New Meadowlands Stadium has sold more tickets than any country concert in the NY/NJ area since 1983. The date, which features Chesney and Zac Brown Band as well as Billy Currington and Uncle Kracker, has sold more than 44,100 tickets as of today and is destined to become the 28th sold out date on Chesney’s 2011 Goin Coastal tour, which has already sold more than 1.1 million tickets and was just ranked by Pollstar as the highest-grossing country tour of 2011.
The August 13th show has already topped last year’s concert at New Meadowlands Stadium by The Eagles, Dixie Chicks and Keith Urban in sales and is the single biggest ticketed country show in the NY/NJ area since Willie Nelson was joined by Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings and Linda Ronstadt at Giants Stadium in 1983.
"When I first heard we'd be playing at the Meadowlands, I was ecstatic," Chesney said. "It has been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember and will be an unforgettable evening for everyone involved."
Chesney, “the biggest ticket seller in country music and among the elite touring artists in the world” (Billboard) and “one of a handful of acts still capable of filling stadiums” (Wall Street Journal) will be performing in the NYC area for the first time since his 2009 performance at Jones Beach and the release of 2010’s ‘Hemingway’s Whiskey’ (BNA), which includes current hit “You and Tequila” featuring Grace Potter.
The August performance is part of Chesney's ‘Goin’ Coastal’ Tour, highlighted by The New York Times and USA Today atop their lists of the year’s biggest tours, and marks Chesney’s eighth consecutive tour selling more than a million tickets. Of a recent show, The St. Paul Pioneer Press wrote: "The Tennessee native delivered the same high-energy, fan-friendly show that made him the second-biggest selling live act of the past decade."
WHO: Kenny Chesney with Zac Brown Band, Billy Currington, Uncle Kracker
WHEN: Saturday , August 13 (doors 3:30 p.m., show 4:30 p.m.)
WHERE: New Meadowlands Stadium, 102 Route 120, East Rutherford, NJ
TICKETS: $42-139, http://bit.ly/hUAsRA
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