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Chesney returns to stadiums in '11

Thursday, November 4, 2010 – Kenny Chesney fans who missed seeing him in stadiums this past summer, fear not. Chesney will be back in the stadiums in 2011 with dates announced today.

The "Goin' Coastal Tour" will hit nine stadiums next year. The first show is in Tampa in March with dates sprinkled until late August.

Tickets for stadium dates will go on sale starting Nov. 20, with additional arena and amphitheatre dates to be announced later, with more dates than any Chesney tour since 2006.

Chesney will co-headline the stadium dates with Zac Brown Band. Uncle Kracker, who sang with Chesney on When The Sun Goes Down, will open all the stadium dates except Foxboro, Mass. Billy Currington will play on all dates.

"We're going to be playing new songs and lots of old favorites, and I can already tell it's going to be a lot of fun," says Chesney. "I can't wait to get back in front of my fans."

"With four acts on the bill, we've created these shows as all-day events and are working hard to make them affordable for our fans," says tour promoter Louis Messina. Chesney will make at least 7,000 tickets available at the majority of the stadium dates, with 13,922 for the March 19 Tampa show.

Chesney took a break from the road in 2010 to record his new album 'Hemingway's Whiskey' (BNA Records). The disc features The Boys of Fall, also the name of a documentary made by Chesney.

"I've always loved playing stadiums because I get to see so many of my fans at one time, but after everything I learned from the football heroes I met while making 'The Boys of Fall,' I'm seeing stadiums in a whole new way," Chesney said.

Fans can buy tickets at http://kennychesney.com. The Kenny Chesney Official Fan Club will be offering presale tickets for all shows on Chesney's 2011 Tour prior to the general public on-sale.

Tour dates are:

Saturday March 19 - Tampa, FL - Raymond James Stadium (on sale Sat Dec 11)

Saturday April 16 - Dallas, TX - Cowboys Stadium (on sale Sat Dec 4)

Saturday June 4 - Washington, DC - FedEx Field - (on sale Fri Dec 3)

Saturday June 11 - Green Bay, WI - Lambeau Field (on sale Sat Dec 11)

Saturday June 18 - Philadelphia, PA - Lincoln Financial Field (on sale Sat Nov 20)

Saturday July 2 - Pittsburgh, PA - Heinz Field (on sale Sat Dec 4)

Saturday July 30 - Kansas City, MO - Arrowhead Stadium (on sale Sat Dec 4)

Saturday Aug. 20 Detroit, MI - Ford Field (on sale Sat Dec 4)-

Saturday Aug. 27- Foxboro, MA - Gillette Stadium (on sale Sat Nov 20)

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