Chesney and McGraw Break NYC Area Record

posted August 12th, 2012 at 7:42 pm

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by Josh Martn

Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw set a new record when they played MetLife Stadium last night in New Jersey:

Last night’s sold-out “Brothers of the Sun” show, with Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw, at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium has set the record as the largest-ticketed country event in NYC/N.J. history, with 56,285 tickets sold.

According to an Aug. 12 correspondence from Chesney’s PR camp, the Aug. 11, 2012, concert broke the record Chesney set nearly a year ago to the day with his sold-out “Goin’ Coastal” show on Aug. 13, 2011.

“The excitement and buzz for this show was through the roof since the day it was announced,” said Interim MetLife Stadium President Ron VanDeVeen. “We couldn’t imagine how last year’s ‘Goin’ Coastal’ show could be topped, but this truly was the biggest country show we’ve ever seen.”

Chesney conveyed his gratitude to the history-making crowd throughout the show, saying how much he had missed the Big Apple’s music fans.

“I want to thank you for having us back, and thank you for letting us be a part of your summer,” Chesney told the crowd. “After tonight we only have four shows left, and we’re gonna take this night with us all winter.”

In the big picture, not only is the “Brothers of the Sun Tour” the biggest-grossing tour of 2012, according to Pollstar, but last week it broke the million ticket mark and also marked the ninth time in a decade that Chesney’s touring has resulted in ticket sales of 1 million-plus.

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