By Radio.com Staff
Remember that time when Kenny Chesney was going to take a break from touring in 2017? Apparently, the country star just loves performing too much, to completely stop. Chesney recently announced that he will play two stadiums shows in Boston next August and his fans reacted by purchasing 106,000 tickets in just hours.
“I didn’t know if it was the right thing. It feels a little like cheating, because I said I was taking the year off,” Chesney said in a statement. “But once we sent the trucks and the gear home and I stopped for a little bit, I was still hearing the cheers from those two crazy nights in my ears. How often can you tap into energy that carries you for weeks; that inspires you and stays with you?”
That’s when Chesney decided to keep doing what he loves best.
“I called my manager and my promoter, said, ‘I know it’s unconventional, but I’d really like to play Boston – even if it’s just once,’ he said. “Now they tell me we sold over 106,000 tickets in a couple hours. Maybe the No Shoes Nation wants to see me as badly as I want to see them. Because knowing those shows are coming… that’s going to make winter pass a whole lot faster,” said Chesney.
Chesney will be heading to Boston on August 25 and 26 to play Gillette Stadium. Fans can find more information about the shows on his website.