Kenny Chesney Rocks Gillette Stadium

posted August 16th, 2009 at 12:09 am

by Josh Martn

Nearly 56,000 fans packed into Boston’s Gillette Stadium on Saturday night to see Kenny Chesney perform. It was his fifth consecutive sell-out at the home of the New England Patriots, and the Patriots were represented… Wes Welker and Tedy Bruschi joined Chesney on the stage at one point in the show.

The Boston Herald has a review of the show: “Kenny Chesney rocks country crowd”

Just after 9 p.m., Kenny Chesney, wearing a white cowboy hat and sitting in a high-tech swing, emerged from a gray tent in the middle of the floor at Gillette Stadium. He was lifted up and over the crowd, until he was set down on stage near the close of the wham-bam rocker “Live Those Songs Again.” There, he joined up with his cranking 11-piece band.

Forget U2, Springsteen or McCartney.

Chesney – winner of scads of Country Music Association awards – is the biggest pop act touring the United States this summer, especially here in the Boston area. Chesney’s show last night sold out in eight minutes. Not bad for a purportedly “non-country-music” region in the midst of a recession.

Read the entire review here.

Did you attend the show? Share your experience by posting a comment on this thread or on our forum.

(photo: Jim Michaud / Boston Herald)

Tagged in Show Reviews, Tour

  • Susan Avery

    Kenny performed at his peak last night with a high energy and tightly orchestrated show for his appreciative fans. This was the best ever New England Country Festival to come to Gillette with the talented Sugerland..Jennifer Nettles rocked. Thanks Kenny Chesney.

  • The Crowe’s Nest

    If you’re interested, we went to the Kenny Chesney show and Foxboro Saturday night. Check it out –



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