Brothers of the Sun Tour Ends on High Note
Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw wrapped their Brothers of the Sun tour over the weekend with two sold-out shows (Aug. 24 and 25) at Boston's Gillette Stadium, and the country music superstars certainly ended on a high note. With 111,209 tickets sold, the record-breaking weekend became the biggest country-music event ever in New England history.
The milestone may be nice but the two pals insist their main priority was giving their fans an unforgettable show, night after night. "This year's tour was very unique, and every stadium, city, and crowd had its own energy that was special," Kenny tells Billboard magazine. "It was inspiring, really, to see how much music means to people, and how much their favorite songs mean to them. It's why I love what I do. This years tour was all that. And more. It's a very bittersweet moment to watch a tour come to an end, but there are so many memories and great nights from this tour that will carry us to next summer and I'm happy and proud of that."
"It's been a killer summer at these stadiums ... the crowds have been unbelievable," Tim adds. "I feel like we're really firing on all cylinders when it comes to our show, and it's been great for the launch of [his single] 'Truck Yeah.' It's also been really cool to see the impact we've made through our HomeFront program, and meeting these veterans in each city has been a highlight of the summer."
The Gillette Stadium shows weren't the only ones that were filled to capacity. The Brothers of the Sun tour, which included Grace Potter & the Nocturnals and Jake Owen both serving as opening acts, also set a new record with their sold-out concert at New Jersey's MetLife Stadium, making it the biggest-ticketed country show ever for both New York and New Jersey.
The tour, which grossed more than $100 million and played before over one million fans, marks Kenny's eighth consecutive tour to hit the one million attendance mark.
Kenny will undoubtedly enjoy some time off the road but Tim will have to immediately head back to work. He joins his wife, Faith Hill, for a series of shows in Las Vegas. The couple will kick off their Sin City gig on Dec. 7 at the Venetian. See a list of their upcoming shows here.
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