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Chesney plays two

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 – Once apparently is not enough for Kenny Chesney because he announced today he would play his second stadium show of 2017. And once again, the venue is Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass., where Chesney has played XX shows.

With his Aug. 25, 2017 show at Gillette Stadium not on sale yet, he added a second show the next night. Tickets for both the Aug. 25 and 26 shows will go on sale Friday, Dec. 2 at 10 a.m. eastern via www.ticketmaster.com.

"I can't believe we're doing two shows," Chesney said. "I said I was going to take some time and lay low, but obviously a summer without Boston just isn't the same. And when they came back asking about another show due to the response and said, 'You're already going to have the stage and everything in place...,' what else could I say? So, this will be my only stadium play; but it will be two nights instead of one. And truly, Boston, I can't wait... I can still hear the roar of our last show in my ears."

Having played to 121,399 New Englanders to close this year's Spread The Love Tour, his 2016 shows bring the East Tennessean within one show of hitting 1 million fans played-to since 2005. He has played 15 shows at the stadium.

"I can still hear those crowds," Chesney said. "Maybe it's being a little too honest about how much I love the sound of all those people singing along, the way their energy hits me, but there's nothing like it. And honestly, if we're up there - I know that for me and everyone in my road family, it's not going to be enough if we do just one. "

Thomas Rhett and Old Dominion will open the shows.

"Before I was doing a lot of stadiums every year, the people not only came out to Gillette Stadium," Chesney said, "but they cheered, sang and screamed their lungs out. They knew all the songs and made us feel like we were truly a part of the summer. That kind of magic stays with you. I'm really glad we're going to be able to bring everyone together in Foxboro next summer."

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