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Nov 14

Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw Announce “Brothers of the Sun” Tour

Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw

Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw photo courtesy of Shore Fire Media.

Kenny Chesney and Tim McGrawwill reunite in 2012 for the ‘Brothers of the Sun’ Tour. The 19-date stadium tour will no doubt be one of the biggest of next year.

“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.”

“Our friendship was forged on the road, so it’s going to be a blast heading out with Kenny again,” said Tim. “We’ll be having as much fun on stage as the fans will be having in the audience.”

‘Brothers of the Sun’ will be the first time in 10 years that Kenny and Tim 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 Kenny’s massively successful ‘Goin’ Coastal’ Tour, which entertained more than 1.3 million fans, making it the year’s biggest country tour. “Reality,” Chesney’s fifth single from 2010′s Hemingway’s Whiskey, shipped to radio in October.

Tim is a three-time GRAMMY winner who has had No. 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 No. 1 earlier this year. Tim 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.

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Posted at 8:38 am, November 14, 2011 | Permalink

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