99.5 WYCD welcomes Country Music’s biggest summer entertainer, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Kenny Chesney[/lastfm], with his 2011 “Goin’ Coastal Tour” to Ford Field on Saturday, August 20th! After four consecutive sold out shows at Ford Field (2006 – 2009), [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Zac Brown Band[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Billy Currington[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Uncle Kracker[/lastfm] will all join Chesney for his fifth summer stop in Detroit! Prior to the concert, 99.5 WYCD will host our WYCD Beach Bash, free and open to the public!
Join us at the WYCD Beach Bash on Brush Street in front of Ford Field. The WYCD Beach Bash is free and open to the public from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and offers live entertainment, lots of fun games, prizes, and other activities too!
TICKETS: Tickets for the “2011 Concert of the Summer” range from $28.50 to $129.50 and go on-sale at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 4th at all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000.
Kenny Chesney’s “fans can count on his shows to be fun, fun, fun” (LA Times), and they can prepare to see “how deep this country megastar’s talent really runs” (Chicago Tribune) as Chesney announces the first leg of what will be his biggest tour in five years. Country’s top-drawing act and the only artist in any genre to sell over a million tickets for 8 consecutive summers, Chesney will perform at stadiums nationwide in 2011.
[pullquote quote="We're going to be playing new songs and lots of old favorites, and I can already tell it's going to be a lot of fun, I can't wait to get back in front of my fans." credit="Kenny Chesney"]Tickets for stadium dates in nine cities will go on sale starting November 20, with additional arena and amphitheatre dates to be announced later, with more dates than any Chesney tour since 2006. Chesney will co-headline the stadium dates with [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Zac Brown Band[/lastfm], GRAMMY’s “Best New Artist” in 2010 whose latest album You Get What You Give debuted at #1 on the Billboard top 200. [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Billy Currington[/lastfm], owner of 5 #1 Billboard country songs, will open the shows. Additional opener to be announced shortly.
The man the Associated Press calls “among the hardest charging acts on the road” is already excited about returning to the stage. “We’re going to be playing new songs and lots of old favorites, and I can already tell it’s going to be a lot of fun,” says Chesney. “I can’t wait to get back in front of my fans.”
“With four acts on the bill, we’ve created these shows as all-day events, and are working hard to make them affordable for our fans,” says tour promoter Louis Messina. Chesney will make at least 7,000 tickets available at $25 at the majority of the stadium dates, with a whopping 13,922 for the March 19 Tampa show.
Chesney took a break from the road in 2010 to record his new album Hemingway’s Whiskey (BNA Records), which entered the Billboard 200 at #1 (his sixth album to achieve that feat) and to produce “The Boys of Fall,” the documentary about high school football now available for pre-order at http://www.walmart.com and in Walmart beginning November 9. “I’ve always loved playing stadiums because I get to see so many of my fans at one time, but after everything I learned from the football heroes I met while making ‘The Boys of Fall,’ I’m seeing stadiums in a whole new way,” Chesney says.
Fans can buy tickets at http://www.kennychesney.com. The Kenny Chesney Official Fan Club will be offering presale tickets for all shows on Kenny’s 2011 Tour prior to the general public on-sale. To get access to these exclusive presales, fans can go to http://www.kennychesney.com.
Kenny Chesney 2011 Tour (Stadium Dates Only)
Sat Mar 19 – Tampa, FL – Raymond James Stadium (on sale Sat Dec 11)
Sat Apr 16 – Dallas, TX – Cowboys Texas Stadium (on sale Sat Dec 4)
Sat Jun 4 – Washington, DC – Fed Ex Field – (on sale Fri Dec 3)
Sat Jun 11 – Green Bay, WI – Lambeau Field (on sale Sat Dec 11)
Sat Jun 18 – Philadelphia, PA – Lincoln Financial Field (on sale Sat Dec 4)
Sat Jul 2 – Pittsburgh, PA – Heinz Field (on sale Sat Dec 4)
Sat Jul 30 – Kansas City, MO – Arrowhead Stadium (on sale Sat Dec 11)
Sat Aug 20 – Detroit, MI – Ford Field (on sale Sat Dec 4)
Sat Aug 27- Foxboro, MA – Gillette Stadium (on sale Sat Nov 20)
The tour is billed as Corona Extra presents Kenny Chesney’s Goin’ Coastal Tour, starring Kenny Chesney and Zac Brown Band.