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Kenny Chesney sells out

Saturday, February 10, 2007 – It took all of 15 minutes for Kenny Chesney to sell out a late July date in the Boston area. Tickets went up for the reigning back-to-back Academy of Country Music's and current and double Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year's Foxboro appearance on July 28 at 10 a.m. Friday. By 10:15, they were gone!

"I just got the call," Chesney said. "And it's a helluva way to start this year's tour. Those stadium shows are pretty powerful stuff, and Boston has rocked both of the past two years, so I can only imagine what this year's show is going to be like."

Sales within the first hour in Detroit, Pittsburgh and Cleveland were also closing in on a sellout.

"These are the moments when you know the fans are as psyched to see you as you are to see them," Chesney said. "It's like I say on the opening of the video we just did for 'Summertime,' and it's true: with our fans, it's always summertime."

"We do this to have fun... and to see how hard we can kick it," said Chesney, who sold 1.3 million tickets last year, making him the most attended North American concert tour. "And we could bring all the stuff, but if the fans don't show up ready to have a good time, it can be just, you know, you playing to people who're looking at you. Our fans - and it's why I did that video for 'Summertime' - make us more, make us rock, make us really put it out there 'cause they really put a lot of energy across our stage. There's just nothing like it - and it looks like we could be gearing up for it to be even more insane this year."

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