Superstars to Perform 19 Stadium Dates For Musical Event of 2012Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw will reunite for the musical event of 2012, the ‘Brothers of the Sun’ Tour. The 19-date stadium tour finds Chesney, who consistently has crowds “eating up his every word and move,” joined by “master showman” (Huffington Post) McGraw for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
“Our friendship was forged on the road, so it’s going to be a blast heading out with Kenny again,” said McGraw. “We’ll be having as much fun on stage as the fans will be having in the audience.” “Tim and I have been great friends since we first toured together, and I can’t wait to get back on the road with him,” Kenny said. “He’s one of my closest friends in music and in life, and I know this tour is going to be something special.”
‘Brothers of the Sun’ will be the first time in 10 years that Chesney and McGraw have hit the road together. The reunion will kick off June 2 in Tampa, FL and will feature stadium shows on weekend dates at venues across the country, including Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field, Dallas’ Cowboys Stadium, Detroit’s Ford Field, and New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium. ‘Brothers of the Sun’ will also feature special guests Grace Potter & The Nocturnals and Jake Owen. The announcement comes on the heels of Chesney’s massively successful ‘Goin’ Coastal’ Tour, which blew away more than 1.3 million fans, making it the year’s biggest country tour. A four-time CMA Entertainer of the Year winner, Chesney will be honored at CMT’s Artists of the Year event on December 13. “Reality,” Chesney’s fifth single from 2010’s ‘Hemingway’s Whiskey,’ shipped to radio in October. McGraw is a three-time GRAMMY winner who has had #1 singles in each of the last three decades – 32 in total – including the title track of his most recent album, ‘Southern Voice.’ His 2010 tour in support of that album was the year’s biggest country tour. “Felt Good On My Lips,” from his double-CD ‘Number One Hits,’ spent three weeks at #1 earlier this year. McGraw is also an accomplished actor, having starred in films such as the Oscar-nominated blockbuster ‘The Blind Side‘ and the critically acclaimed ‘Friday Night Lights.’ Tickets for the Dallas, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Chicago, East Rutherford, Detroit, and Foxboro shows will go on sale Saturday, December 3 through Ticketmaster. On-sale info for the remaining dates will be announced in the coming weeks. (Photos by Danny Clinch) ‘Brothers of the Sun’ Tour 2012: Sat. June 2 – Tampa, FL – Raymond James Stadium Sun. June 3 – Atlanta, GA – Georgia Dome Sat. June 9 – Dallas, TX – Cowboys Stadium Sun. June 10 – Kansas City, MO – Arrowhead Stadium Sat. June 16 – Philadelphia, PA – Lincoln Financial Field Sat. June 23 – Nashville, TN – LP Field Sun. June 24 – Charlotte, NC – Bank of America Stadium Sat. June 30 – Pittsburgh, PA – Heinz Field Sun. July 1 – Cincinnati, OH – Paul Brown Stadium Sat. July 7 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field Sun. July 8 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Field Sat. July 14 – Anaheim, CA – Angel Stadium Sat. July 21 – Denver, CO – Sports Authority Field at Mile High TBA – Indianapolis, IN – Lucas Oil Stadium TBA – Cleveland, OH – Cleveland Browns Stadium Sat. August 11 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium Sun. August 12 – Washington, DC – FedExField Sat. August 18 – Detroit, MI – Ford Field Sat. August 25 – Foxboro, MA – Gillette Stadium