Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw will reunite for the musical event of 2012 - the "Brothers of the Sun" Tour. The 19-date stadium tour finds Chesney, who consistently has crowds "eating up his every word and move," joined by "master showman" (Huffington Post) McGraw for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
"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," Chesney 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," McGraw said. "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 Chesney and McGraw have hit the road together. The reunion will kick off June 2 in Tampa, Fla., and will feature stadium shows on weekend dates at venues across the country - including Charlotte's Bank of America Stadium, 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 Chesney's massively successful "Goin' Coastal" Tour, which blew away more than 1.3 million fans, making it the year's biggest country tour. A four-time CMA Entertainer of the Year winner, Chesney will be honored at CMT's Artists of the Year event on Dec. 13. "Reality," Chesney's fifth single from 2010's "Hemingway's Whiskey," was shipped to radio in October.
McGraw is a three-time GRAMMY winner, who has had #1 singles in each of the last three decades - 32 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 #1 earlier this year. McGraw 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."
The "Brothers of the Sun" tour stop in Charlotte on June 24 will mark the first stadium tour stop in the Carolinas for Chesney.
"We are excited to bring such an incredible event to Bank of America Stadium, to our fans, and to the Carolinas," said Carolina Panthers President Danny Morrison. "Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw coming together for this concert is extraordinary, and we are thrilled to be able to bring this event to the Carolinas in such a large-scale atmosphere."
Tickets for the Charlotte show at Bank of America Stadium will go on sale Friday, Dec. 9 through Ticketmaster and can be purchased online or by calling 800-745-3000.
|Saturday||June 2||Tampa, Fla.||Raymond James Stadium|
|Sunday||June 3||Atlanta, Ga.||Georgia Dome|
|Saturday||June 9||Dallas, Texas||Cowboys Stadium|
|Sunday||June 10||Kansas City, Mo.||Arrowhead Stadium|
|Saturday||June 16||Philadelphia, Pa.||Lincoln Financial Field|
|Saturday||June 23||Nashville, Tenn.||LP Field|
|Sunday||June 24||Charlotte, N.C.||Bank of America Stadium|
|Saturday||June 30||Pittsburgh, Pa.||Heinz Field|
|Sunday||July 1||Cincinnati, Ohio||Paul Brown Stadium|
|Saturday||July 7||Chicago, Ill.||Soldier Field|
|Sunday||July 8||Minneapolis, Minn.||Target Field|
|Saturday||July 14||Anaheim, Calif.||Angels Stadium|
|Saturday||July 21||Denver, Colo.||Sports Authority Field at Mile High|
|TBA||TBA||Indianapolis, Ind.||Lucas Oil Stadium|
|TBA||TBA||Cleveland, Ohio||Cleveland Browns Stadium|
|Saturday||August 11||East Rutherford, N.J.||MetLife Stadium|
|Sunday||August 12||Washington, D.C.||FedEx Field|
|Saturday||August 18||Detroit, Mich.||Ford Field|
|Saturday||August 25||Foxboro, Mass.||Gillette Stadium|