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Kenny Chesney's New Record: 43,526 in Milwaukee in the Snow!

KENNY CHESNEY BRINGS OUT 43,526
Neither Snow, Nor Sleet Could Stop No Shoes Nation
Setting a New Milwaukee Record for the East Tennessean Superstar
MILWAUKEE, Wis. — Never mind all the snow piled up in the parking lots, the No Shoes Nation came out in full force for Kenny Chesney’s Trip Around the Sun Tour 2018, drawing 43,526 to Miller Park stadium. That number marks a personal record at Miller Park for the man The Minneapolis Star Tribune’s Jon Bream called “the high-energy country music stadium king.”

If the temperature outside was in the 30s, you’d never know it from the temperature generated by the fans who rocked through a blistering 28-song set. Laughing after the show, Chesney confessed, “It was freezing. I couldn’t move my fingers to play on some songs, but the audience was so incredible…it didn’t matter! They were rocking so hard and so hot we couldn’t stop ourselves.”
Indeed, Chesney -- in the spirit of the night – played just one ballad: Scooter Carusoe’s now classic “Anything But Mine.” Otherwise, it was a high-octane night filled with Chesney’s most propulsive hits, including “American Kids,” “Out Last Night,” “Big Star,” “Noise” and the brand new and screaming up the charts “Get Along.”
“For a brand new song,” Chesney marveled, “they sing every word of that chorus like they’ve known it for years. I think it’s partially because it’s an idea people are so hungry for right now: getting along with people, even the ones you don’t know, because the world is becoming such a loud, angry place.”
The 8-time Entertainer of the Year also brought a surprise guest with him. With their duet “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright” climbing the charts, David Lee Murphy strode from the wings, acoustic guitar already on for a three-song mini-set that also included his signature “Dust On The Bottle” and “Party Crowd.”

“It’s amazing the way the crowd responded to David Lee and that real classic party kind of country music,” Chesney says. “You know, ‘Everything’s Gonna Be Alright’ is sitting at #9, and you can feel how much people love that song when you hear them screaming like that when you hear them screaming and singing along like that when they hear the intro.”

Marking a second straight sold out stadium on Chesney’s eagerly anticipated Trip Around the Sun Tour, the man The Wall Street Journal deemed “The King of the Road” heads into Minneapolis’ US Bank Stadium blazing. Though it may not feel like summer in some of these early dates, the two hour-plus shows celebrate all the things that No Shoes Nation represents.

“The best thing about No Shoes Nation is, above all, the music,” Chesney says. “Like me, they live their life in these songs. Happy, sad, big win, life lesson, it’s all there – and when they sing you can tell, the songs are as much theirs as they ever were mine. Maybe that’s part of what makes the energy at these stadium shows this year so electric.”

Kenny Chesney’s “Trip Around the Sun Tour 2018” with Thomas Rhett, Old Dominion + Brandon Lay
May 5                          US Bank Stadium                                            Minneapolis, Minn.   
May 19                        AT&T Stadium                                                Dallas, Texas

May 26                        Mercedes-Benz Stadium                                 Atlanta, Ga.
June 2                          Heinz Field                                                      Pittsburgh, Pa.
June 9                          Lincoln Financial Field                                    Philadelphia, Pa.
June 16                        MAPFRE Stadium                                           Columbus, Ohio
June 23                        Chase Field                                                      Phoenix, Ariz.
June 30                        Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium  Denver, Colo.
July 7                           Centurylink Field                                             Seattle, Wash.
July 14                         Arrowhead Stadium                                         Kansas City, Mo.
July 21                         Busch Stadium                                                 Saint Louis, Mo.
July 28                         Soldier Field                                                    Chicago, Ill.
August 4                      Ford Field                                                        Detroit, Mich.
August 11                    Nissan Stadium                                                Nashville, Tenn.
August 18                    MetLife Stadium                                              East Rutherford, N.J.
August 24                    Gillette Stadium                                               Foxboro, Mass.
August 25                    Gillette Stadium                                               Foxboro, Mass.
(Gillette show will have Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne + Brandon Lay)

 Kenny Chesney and David Lee Murphy at Miller Park Stadium | Photo Credit: Jill Trunnell

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