Pollstar is out with their annual list of the top worldwide tours and Kenny Chesney found himself in the top 20.
2013 was a record year for the global concert industry. Combined, The Top 20 Worldwide Tours took in $2.43 billion in primary ticket sales, a huge $470.6 million or 24 percent increase over the $1.96 billion generated in 2012.
More artists saw fat pay days in 2012. During the year there were 13 tours that grossed over $100 million, compared with only six tours hitting that monetary benchmark last year.
Kenny Chesney came in at #15, grossing $90.9 million. Only one country artist placed above Chesney: Taylor Swift at #8 with $131 million.
Bon Jovi topped the list with $259.5 million, followed by Beyonce with $188.6 million, and Pink at $170.6 million.
See the full list here.
Additional stats for Kenny’s tour:
- Average ticket price: $76.62
- Average tickets: 28,949
- Total tickets: 1,186,925
- Average gross: $2,217,977
- Number of cities: 41
- Number of shows: 44
Kenny Chesney will join his pal Zac Brown Band at their Southern Ground Music and Food Festival this September in Nashville.
We’re happy to announce that Kenny Chesney will be a special guest during Zac Brown Band’s “Super Set” on Friday, Sept. 27 at the Southern Ground Music & Food Festival in Nashville! Other sit-in guests for the Super Sets, which close both nights of the festival, include John Fogerty, Jason Mraz and more great artists to be announced soon. Presented by Landshark Lager, the two-day event returns to Nashville’s Great Lawn at Riverfront Park this Sept. 27-28.
Tickets are now available here!
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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On Thursday morning, Kenny Chesney unveiled his plans for next year’s tour during a special broadcast on No Shoes Radio. The 2013 tour will be called No Shoes Nation Tour and will kick off on March 16th in Tampa, Florida. Eric Church, Eli Young Band, and Kacey Musgraves will accompany Chesney at all stadium shows, and the Zac Brown Band will be on hand in Columbia SC, Minneapolis, and Atlanta.
The 17 stadium dates have been announced, but Chesney said he’ll do 45-50 total shows. So look for more arena and amphitheaters shows to be added at some point.
See the stadium dates below:
- 3/16 – Tampa FL - Raymond James Stadium
- 5/4 - Columbia SC – Williams Brice Stadium
- 5/11 – Dallas TX – Cowboys Stadium
- 5/18 – Milwaukee WI – Miller Park
- 5/25 – Landover MD – Fed Ex Field
- 6/1 – Seattle WA – CenturyLink Field
- 6/8 – Philadelphia PA – Lincoln Financial Field
- 6/15 – Kansas City MO – Arrowhead Stadium
- 6/22 – Pittsburgh PA – Heinz Field
- 6/29 – Columbus OH – Crew Stadium
- 7/12 – Minneapolis MN – Target Field
- 7/20 – Denver CO – Sports Authortiy Field at Mile High
- 7/27 – Anaheim CA – Angels Stadium
- 8/3 – Atlanta GA – GeorgiaDome
- 8/10 – East Rutherford NJ – MetLife Stadium
- 8/17 – Detroit MI – Ford Field
- 8/24 – Foxboro MA – Gillette Stadium
Tickets begin going on sale later this month and early December through Ticketmaster. Get the details on our tour dates page.
“I believe what we’ve created on the road is something special,” says Chesney, “the fans, myself, the band, the crew. But it’s really the fans who have given us a wonderful, unique life. What we’ve all built together is the ‘No Shoes Nation.’ There is no better name for this tour.”
‘No Shoes Nation’ marks 20 years of touring for Chesney, who Billboard declares is “The biggest ticket seller in country music and among the elite touring artists in the world,” and comes on the heels of his wildly successful 2012 ‘Brothers of the Sun’ Tour, which blew away more than 1.1 million fans across the country – his 10th consecutive tour to hit that ticket sale milestone.
Kenny Chesney is headed to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico for “Sammy’s Birthday Bash,” celebrating rock star Sammy Hagar’s 65th birthday.
For over 20 years, Hagar has been inviting celebrity friends to perform at the Cabo Wabo Cantina for the celebration. Chesney first performed at the bash in 2004 where he set a record performance time of 3 hours and 40 minutes.
The event is currently in full swing and kicked off this past Sunday (10/7) with performances from other artists taking place all week long. Kennyâ€™s set is scheduled for this Friday (10/12).
A limited amount of 500 tickets for the CHESNEY concert went on sale to the general public Today (10/10) at redrocker.inticketing.com/private (password:CABOKC).
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.
Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw’s Brothers of the Sun Tour has hit one million tickets sold, according to Country Standard Time:
The announcement comes after Pollstar declared the tour the highest-grossing of 2012 thus far, more than doubling the grosses of Roger Waters and Coldplay.
“I’m so grateful to all of the fans that have made this tour such an amazing success and a nonstop party night after night,” Chesney said. “Being out on the road with Tim has been incredible and we still have a lot of songs left to sing this summer.”
This is the ninth consecutive tour that Chesney has reached the million-tickets milestone, following last year’s Goin’ Coastal Tour.
Kenny Chesney will join Farm Aid at its annual benefit concert at Hersheypark Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 22, the organization announced today.
“Growing up in a small town outside Knoxville, family farmers were a big part of our community,” said Chesney, who is from Luttrell, Tenn. “I am proud to play on the Farm Aid stage again, especially in Central Pennsylvania, where agriculture is at the heart of the community.”
He joins the star-studded Farm Aid 2012 lineup, which features Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews, performing with Tim Reynolds, as well as Jack Johnson, ALO, Pegi Young & The Survivors, and Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real.
“Kenny Chesney is a true friend to America’s family farmers and we are proud to have him back on the Farm Aid stage this year,” said Carolyn Mugar, executive director of Farm Aid. “The Farm Aid concert is possible thanks to the generosity of the artists, who donate their time and their performances to raise awareness about the family farmers who grow good food for all of us.”
Tickets for Farm Aid 2012 are available at www.livenation.com , www.ticketmaster.com , Ticketmaster outlets, GIANT Center Box Office, or by phone at 800-745-3000. Ticket prices range from $35.75 to $99.75. For venue information, visit www.hersheyparkstadium.com .
Kenny Chesney kept the Brothers of the Sun Tour going this weekend, playing shows in Pittsburgh and Cincinnati. At the Pittsburgh show, Kenny received a very cool gift:
That’s Chesney’s sixth sellout for a team that won six Super Bowls, so in honor of that he was presented with a cast iron Six For Six plaque that he proudly displayed on stage.
“I believe this might be the best gift I’ve ever gotten on the road. It epitomizes all the heart and energy and passion that this crowd has, that this town has,” said the country star and former Tennessee high school football player.
Since 2005, Chesney has sold more than 300,000 tickets at Heinz Field. Along with the plaque, Chesney was given a Steelers helmet signed by Hall Of Famer Franco Harris.
If for some reason, he needed a quarterback, there were some good ones visiting him backstage: Ben Roethlisberger, Dan Marino and Jim Kelly.
The Wildwoods are excited to announce that Kenny Chesney will be performing on the beach in Wildwood, NJ on June 20th at 8:27pm! The concert will be held at Schellenger Avenue and the Beach, just south of Marinerâ€™s Landing Pier.
Gates will open at 6pm â€“ this is a rain or shine event. You MUST HAVE A TICKET TO ATTEND THE SHOW and tickets will be available to American Express Card holders and Kenny Chesney Fan Club Members starting Thursday, June 7 at 10 a.m. through Sunday, June 10 until 10 p.m. at www.ticketmaster.com or Charge-By-Phone at 1-800-745-3000.
Tickets will be available to the general public starting Monday, June 11 at 11 a.m. at www.ticketmaster.com or Charge-By-Phone at 1-800-745-3000.