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Chesney, McGraw reunite for summer tour

Monday, November 14, 2011 – Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw will reunite for the Brothers of the Sun Tour this summer for a 19-date stadium tour.

"Tim and I have been great friends since we first toured together, and I can't wait to get back on the road with him," Chesney said. "He's one of my closest friends in music and in life, and I know this tour is going to be something special."

"Our friendship was forged on the road, so it's going to be a blast heading out with Kenny again," said McGraw. "We'll be having as much fun on stage as the fans will be having in the audience."

The tour will be the first time in 10 years that Chesney and McGraw have hit the road together. The reunion will kick off June 2 in Tampa and will feature stadium shows on weekend dates at venues across the country, including Philadelphia's Lincoln Financial Field, Dallas' Cowboys Stadium, Detroit's Ford Field, and New Jersey's MetLife Stadium. Brothers of the Sun will also feature special guests Grace Potter & The Nocturnals and Jake Owen. Chesney and Potter enjoyed a hit with Me And Tequila.

The announcement comes on the heels of Chesney's successful 'Goin' Coastal' Tour, which attracted more than 1.3 million fans, making it the year's biggest country tour. Reality, Chesney's fifth single from 2010's 'Hemingway's Whiskey,' shipped to radio in October.

McGraw hit the road this past summer and enjoyed a number one with Felt Good on My Lips.

Tickets for the Dallas, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Chicago, East Rutherford, Detroit, and Foxboro shows will go on sale Saturday, Dec. 3 through Ticketmaster. On-sale info for the remaining dates will be announced in the coming weeks.

Tour dates are:

Saturday June 2 - Tampa, FL - Raymond James Stadium

Sunday June 3 - Atlanta, GA - Georgia Dome

Saturday June 9 - Dallas, TX - Cowboys Stadium

Sunday June 10 - Kansas City, MO - Arrowhead Stadium

Saturday June 16 - Philadelphia, PA - Lincoln Financial Field

Saturday June 23 - Nashville, TN - LP Field

Sunday June 24 - Charlotte, NC - Bank of America Stadium

Saturday June 30 - Pittsburgh, PA - Heinz Field

Sunday July 1 - Cincinnati, OH - Paul Brown Stadium

Saturday July 7 - Chicago, IL - Soldier Field

Sunday July 8 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Field

Saturday July 14 - Anaheim, CA - Angel Stadium

Saturday July 21 - Denver, CO - Sports Authority Field at Mile High

TBA - Indianapolis, IN - Lucas Oil Stadium

TBA - Cleveland, OH - Cleveland Browns Stadium

Saturday Aug. 11 - East Rutherford, NJ - MetLife Stadium

Sunday Aug. 12 - Washington, DC - FedExField

Saturday Aug. 18 - Detroit, MI - Ford Field

Saturday Aug. 25 - Foxboro, MA - Gillette Stadium

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