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Chesney tour sells 275K tickets

Wednesday, December 7, 2011 – Kenny Chesney's 2012 'Brothers of the Sun' Tour with Tim McGraw is already breaking records. By the end of last Saturday, Chesney sold more tickets for the first eight available shows than on any of his previous initial on-sales. Nearly 275,000 tickets were sold for the tour with eight more shows on sale this weekend.

Shows rapidly approaching sell-outs include Dallas, Foxboro, Mass. and Chicago, where Chesney had his strongest initial on-sale to date. With tickets for 12 shows still set to go on-sale, Chesne is looking at another one-million ticket summer after reaching that milestone for his last eight consecutive tours.

The 'Brothers of the Sun' Tour will be the first time in 10 years that Chesney and McGraw have hit the road together. Grace Potter & The Nocturnals and Jake Owen also will be on the tour.

Tour dates are:

Saturday, June 2 - Tampa, FL - Raymond James Stadium (On Sale Dec. 9)

Sunday June 3 - Atlanta, GA - Georgia Dome (On Sale Dec. 10)

Saturday, June 9 - Dallas, TX - Cowboys Stadium (On Sale Now)

Sunday June 10 - Kansas City, MO - Arrowhead Stadium (On Sale Dec. 9)

Saturday, June 16 - Philadelphia, PA - Lincoln Financial Field (On Sale Now)

Saturday, June 23 - Nashville, TN - LP Field (On Sale Dec. 9)

Sunday June 24 - Charlotte, NC - Bank of America Stadium (On Sale Dec. 9)

Saturday, June 30 - Pittsburgh, PA - Heinz Field (On Sale Now)

Sunday July 1 - Cincinnati, OH - Paul Brown Stadium (On Sale Dec. 10)

Saturday, July 7 - Chicago, IL - Soldier Field (On Sale Now)

Sunday July 8 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Field (On Sale Dec. 10)

Saturday, July 14 - Anaheim, CA - Angel Stadium (On-Sale Date TBA)

Saturday, July 21 - Denver, CO - Sports Authority Field at Mile High (On Sale Dec. 10)

Saturday, July 28 - Indianapolis, IN - Lucas Oil Stadium (On-Sale Dec. 16)

Sunday July 29 - Cleveland, OH - Cleveland Browns Stadium (On-Sale Dec. 16)

Saturday, August 11 - East Rutherford, NJ - MetLife Stadium (On Sale Now)

Sunday August 12 - Washington, DC - FedExField (On-Sale Dec. 16)

Saturday, August 18 - Detroit, MI - Ford Field (On Sale Now)

Friday, August 24-25 Foxboro, MA - Gillette Stadium (On Sale Now)

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