Chesney’s Already Sold 1 Million Tickets

posted June 13th, 2013 at 10:15 pm

by Josh Martn

It’s only June, but Kenny Chesney has already sold over 1 million tickets this year.

Maybe it’s the 19 stadiums… Or the fact that it started in March… But when the tour accountant for the 2013 No Shoes Nation Tour did his tally last weekend, he couldn’t believe his eyes. Here, in the second weekend of June, Kenny Chesney had already sold over a million tickets! The man The Wall Street Journal has hailed as “The King of the Road” has sold 1,089,000 tickets – and is still selling!

“I don’t think about stuff like that,” Chesney says. “All I’m trying to do is make sure that for that one night when people come out to party with us, they forget what’s wrong, they have all the good time they can handle and they go home feeling like they had the best night of their summer. If I can do that with music, then I feel like I’ve done what I set out to do… cause for me, that’s what music is for!”

Having sold in excess of a million tickets on each of his past ten tours, Chesney has become the mark of summer for people coming of age over the past decade. With The Philadelphia Inquirer raving about last weekend’s sold-out show for the fourth straight time, “Saturday night’s stop of Chesney’s No Shoes Nation tour at Lincoln Financial Field was packed to the rafters with fans who’d tailgated like it was a Sunday at an Eagles game…It’s this common touch with common folk that keeps him uncommonly beloved.

“I’m glad people hear their lives in this music,” he says of his enduring success. “I am always humbled when people tell me they plan their summer around coming to the show, because I remember being that kind of fan. I try to be the artist I would’ve wanted my favorite singers to be – and make sure that we give people the best show we can every time we get up there. To me, that’s the most important thing… and the fans can tell.

“Maybe that’s why we’ve hit that million ticket mark so early this year.”

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  • Elizabeth

    I will always go to your concert when you are in my neck of the woods.

    Congrats on your 1 million sold tickets!!! You deserve it.

  • Kennysgurl

    Kenny is the best, hands down! And, it’s exactly like it says in his article…we plan our summer around seeing Kenny…Kenny = Summer!!!! That is all there is to it!

  • Amy Strobridge

    No matter what my summer doesn’t officially start till I see Kenny on stage!!!! I wait till I here when he’s going to announce the tour dates mark my calendar and then check when the tickets go on sale for fan club members. The day they ho on sale im on the phone getting my tickets. I love me some Kenny!!!


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