Kenny Chesney Sets New Record
With an opening video welcome from the New England Patriots organization that included Robert and Jonathan Kraft, head coach Bill Belichick, quarterback Tom Brady, tight end Rob Gronkowski, wide receiver Cordarelle Patterson, offensive linemen Marcus Cannon and David Andrews, plus Patriots Broadcast Analyst Scott Zolak and members of the Massachusetts State Police Mounted United, the greater Boston area was all in for Kenny Chesney’s 18th and 19th shows at Gillette Stadium on Friday, August 24th, and Saturday, August 25th.
With two night attendance of 121,714, Kenny not only broke his own attendance record, but he surpassed the million ticket mark by over 90,000. The superstar said,
“The spirit of the people of Boston have been part of this journey since the first year we started playing stadiums. They love life, they work hard, they believe in music – and they understand how much I see their lives in my own life. I’d’ve never believed when I was young that I would play, let alone sell out the stadium where the Patriots play. But when I hear those voices as I hit that stage, I’m sure glad unthinkable dreams come true.”
In addition to performing “Boston” both nights, he closed the shows with “The Boys of Fall.”
This entire summer has been a new threshold in terms of how @noshoesnation has come at these songs, these shows, these moments. Just when we thought it couldn’t get any better, something else would happen… And then we saw a whole new response, whether it was the cheers, the way the audiences sang or the looks on people’s faces. It was incredible. #triparoundthesun