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Jul 20

Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw Have Highest-Grossing Summer Tour

Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw photo courtesy of Sony Music Nashville.

Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw’s Brothers of the Sun Tour is the highest-grossing summer tour, based on average box office gross per city, according to a recent report by Pollstar. The tour is grossing more than twice as much as tours by Roger Waters and Coldplay and has already sold nearly one million tickets.

The Brothers of the Sun Tour took over the west coast last weekend with shows in Anaheim and Oakland. Both shows were loaded with guest appearances ranging from Ashton Kutcher, Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid and Steve Miller who joined Kenny on stage for renditions of his classics “Rock’n Me” and “The Joker” on Sunday at Oakland’s O.co Coliseum.

Saturday’s show in Anaheim was Kenny’s first non-festival performance in the L.A. area in more than four years. “Chesney’s performance showed just why he’s won all those awards,” and LA Times said “it’s no surprise that he keeps packing arenas and stadiums,” the LA Daily News wrote.

The OC Register had equally good things to say about Tim’s set. “McGraw’s set couldn’t have been more on-the-money, the pacing of it ideal, the range of it just right, from touching ballads like ‘Where the Green Grass Grows’ and a robust rendition of ‘Live Like You Were Dying’ to hearty good times in the heat with his final match-up in the encore, ‘I Like It, I Love I’ and the hard-rockin’ ‘Truck Yeah,” they wrote.

Denver, Colorado is the next stop on the tour. Check out our Brothers of the Sun Tour section for exclusive photos and video content from Kenny, Tim and tour special guest Jake Owen.

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