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Four-minute sellout for Kenny Chesney

Monday, January 30, 2006 – It took Kenny Chesney all of 4 minutes to sell out the first show up for sale on his 2006 tour, April 6 in Omaha, Neb. And 11 minutes later, Chesney put a second show in Omaha up for sale on The Road & The Radio Tour.

Put on-sale at 10 a.m. at Omaha's Qwest Center on Saturday, every seat was gone four minutes later. A second show on April 5 was put on sale.

"You never want people who took the time to get there the day the tickets go on sale, who stood in the cold or the rain to go home without tickets," said Chesney. "You can't always accommodate the demand for seats...but I always feel like if there's some way to make it work, if that many people wanna come out and party with us, I'd really like to try and make it happen."

Dierks Bentley and Sugarland will be opening acts for the tour's first leg.

Chesney is again using the standing room only sand bars between the stage and the stage extension and creating even more stage space for the band to move around.

"Here's what I know: me and my guys have a blast playing music any time, any place, any way we can....," Chesney said. "But when you've got the kind of fans we've got... the kind of fans that the more you give'em, the harder they throw it back at you, I don't think you can find that anywhere. So when it comes time for us to get out there and get it happening, I wanna make sure I give the people who love my music and who come to our shows as good a time as they give us because those fans make it a whole other kind of experience for me and the band."

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