I’m not sure this will surprise anyone. It really didn’t surprise me. Because Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw are just that good. And, one million tickets is certainly a lot. But when you consider that these shows aren’t being played at theaters, arenas, festivals or fairgrounds – but instead they are being staged at LP Field, MedLife Stadium, Lincoln Financial Field, Cleveland Browns Stadium, FedEx Field, Ford Field, and 15 more – it shouldn’t come as a huge surprise that their ticket sales have now reached more than one million. That would put an average of 43,478.3 people at each of their 23 shows. They still have five shows left on the list, ending on Aug. 25, 2012, at Gillette Stadium.
Am I saying one million tickets sold for a concert tour isn’t absolutely amazing? Nope, not saying that at all. I’m just saying that if you are playing exclusively to stadiums that seat 60,000 to 110,000 fans, you better hope you can sell a million tickets at 23 shows. I definitely congratulate these two very talented, very deserving artists on this huge honor.
They worked hard, with a set list for Tim hat had 19 songs in the main set, and three more in the encore. Kenny had 26 songs on his se list, and another five in his encore performance. They certainly did everything they needed to do, to give the fans a concert they thoroughly enjoyed, and one they will not soon forget.
I saw both of these guys, on two different nights, at our little Appalachian Fair in Gray, Tenn., where they played to a reserved seating area of 1,200 people – with a couple thousand in the bleachers , and standing around the stage area. They have definitely gone a long way in their careers since then.
Jake Owen, who opened for them during the Brothers of the Sun Tour, will be back at our Appalachian Fair in a few weeks. We’ll have to ask Jake how he feels coming back to Gray, after being a part of this very successful million-dollar tour.
Hope you’ve all had a wonderful weekend. I’ll be back with more later.