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Friends join Chesney in Philly

Monday, June 20, 2011 – Kenny Chesney's 'Goin' Coastal' Tour sold out Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia on Saturday where more than 52,000 fans showed up including one well-known football friend.

Playing the stadium for the fourth time in five years, Chesney's two-hour show included a surprise appearance from rock singer-songwriter Grace Potter who adds guest vocals to Chesney's current single, You And Tequila. They also performed The Eagles classic Take It Easy.

"Philadelphia is a very passionate city, and our fans there reflected that this year like they never have. They love their food, their sports and their music. The band and I sure felt a lot of energy and love in that stadium. And to stand up there for the first time at a show and sing You And Tequila with Grace was very special." They sang the song together the day before on the Today Show.

Potter wasn't the only guest to show up. Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid joined Chesney on stage to a roaring crowd to introduce Chesney's recent number one single and tribute to all things football, The Boys of Fall. Holding an Eagles helmet, Chesney and Reid exchanged head gear and Chesney launched into the song in an Eagles helmet as Reid departed the stage in Chesney's cowboy hat.

Chesney closed out the evening with tour mates The Zac Brown Band and Uncle Kracker who had joined Chesney earlier in his set for their chart topping hit song, When The Sun Goes Down.

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