Nothing can stop Kenny Chesney‘s fans — not even Hurricane Irene! Last Saturday in Foxboro, MA, as 2,000 tickets released on the day of the show were snapped up within minutes despite hurricane warnings, bringing the attendance for Saturday’s show to 59,000 and the total for Kenny’s two sold-out Gillette Stadium shows to over 106,000.
Kenny celebrated the close of his 2011 ‘Goin’ Coastal’ Tour with a set that included a massive crowd sing-along on “She’s From Boston,” a high kicking chorus line by Billy Currington and his band on “No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems,” ”Baby Got Back” with Zac Brown Band, and a mid-set award by CMA President Steve Moore to Kenny’s keyboardist Wyatt Beard as the CMA’s first-ever ‘Touring Musician of the Year.’ Kenny called the Foxboro crowd “one of the loudest and most loving crowds of the tour.”
Kenny’s Foxboro concert was an exciting cap to an eventful week for the superstar. On Friday, he regaled his fans at the first CMA Songwriter Series event in Boston, an intimate performance chat with a handful of Music Row’s biggest hitmakers. He also made a surprise visit to the Boston College football team the Eagles on Friday following a screening of his documentary ‘The Boys of Fall’, then spent an hour practicing with the New England Patriots but was unsuccessful in attempting to catch passes from Quarterback Tom Brady (Kenny’s only brush with defeat this week).
Then Friday evening Chesney headed to Foxboro for the first of two capacity shows. His Sunday, August 28th show had been rescheduled to Friday after a direct hit from Hurricane Irene became a real possibility. In a rave review of Friday’s show, the Boston Globe commented “is there any musical artist for whom tropical weather is more topical than Kenny Chesney…Chesney instructed the crowd to treat the show like a hurricane party…and he provided the perfect soundtrack.”
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