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Tuesday, December 6, 2016 – It didn't take long for Kenny Chesney to sell more than 100,000 tickets his only 2 stadium shows of 2017.

Chesney moved106,000 tickets, according to his publicist. "I didn't know if it was the right thing," Chesney said. "It feels a little like cheating, because I said I was taking the year off. But once we sent the trucks and the gear home, and I stopped for a little bit, I was still hearing the cheers from those two crazy nights in my ears. How often can you tap into energy that carries you for weeks; that inspires you and stays with you? So I called my manager and my promoter, said, 'I know it's unconventional, but I'd really like to play Boston - even if it's just once."

"Now they tell me we sold over 106,000 tickets in a couple hours," he said. "Maybe the No Shoes Nation wants to see me as badly as I want to see them. Because knowing those shows are coming... that's going to make winter pass a whole lot faster."

Chesney has previously sold out 15 shows at the home of the New England Patriots. Breaking all concert ticket sales records at Gillette Stadium, Chesney has headlined the stadium more times than any other performer.

"The Spread the Love Tour had hands-down the craziest, loudest shows of my whole career," Chesney said. "At a time when people might be settling down a bit, the No Shoes Nation is singing better, cheering louder and - honestly - loving each other in a way that makes me proud. These songs I sing are theirs as much or more than they are mine, and it's an honor to be able to go out and play 'em for them even on my summer off."

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