When the sun goes down on New Meadowlands Stadium in New Jersey, Kenny Chesney takes the stage and will be making a huge impact in the NY/NJ area for country music!!!
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."
"I don't know if taking a chance is the right word, but to be honest with you it was a little bit of a risk to play Meadowlands Stadium," Chesney said. (via Associate Press, click HERE for more) "But my whole touring life has been a risk. ... One day I said, 'You know, I want to be able to say I played the New York-New Jersey area and I did it in a football stadium.' We almost did it two years ago, and so now I felt like the time was right. I'm glad I was right."
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 (To purchase click HERE)
For a full list of 2011 Corona Presents Kenny Chesney's 'Goin' Coastal' Tour dates, go to: www.tickets.kennychesney.com