Kenny Chesney's 2011 Goin' Coastal Tour will be the first concert at the newly renovated Lambeau Field. The Green Bay Packers and Green Bay-based PMI Entertainment Group have announced Chesney and co-headliner Zac Brown Band will hold a day-long event at Lambeau Field on Saturday, June 11, 2011, brought to you locally by Oneida Casino. Gates open at 2:30pm, event starts at 4:30pm. The parking lot opens at 11am and will feature festivities and music prior to the event.
"Everyone at Lambeau Field is very excited to be hosting an event of this caliber," said Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy. "Kenny Chesney is among country music's top artists and our community will be energized with the show. We're proud to be one of nine stops for the tour."
Chesney is announcing the first leg of what will be his biggest tour in five years. After a hiatus from the road in 2009, the 4 time CMA and 4 time ACM Entertainer of the Year will take his "Goin' Coastal Tour" to 9 stadiums next year. Chesney was the second biggest ticket seller of the decade and the only artist in any genre to sell over a million tickets for 8 consecutive summers.
"We're proud to be promoting a concert that will be unlike anything Northeastern Wisconsin has ever seen," said PMI Entertainment Group President Ken Wachter. "The tour set-up will take several days and is estimated to include 15 trucks of staging, 30 trucks of production, 10 trucks of stadium show support equipment and 25 buses for bands and crews."
Tickets are currently on sale at all Ticketmaster locations, Ticketmaster.com, by phone 800.745.3000 and at the Lambeau Field Box Office. Tickets are $31, $81, $101, $127, $252* (sand bar). *Additional fees may apply.
Chesney will co-headline the stadium dates with Zac Brown Band, GRAMMY's "Best New Artist" in 2010 whose latest album 'You Get What You Give' debuted at #1 on the Billboard top 200. Multi-GRAMMY nominee Billy Currington has secured the highly coveted support slot powered by six No. 1 Billboard country singles and the success of his fourth and latest album 'Enjoy Yourself.' Uncle Kracker, who sang with Chesney on the #1 country hit "When The Sun Goes Down," will open.
The man the Associated Press calls "among the hardest charging acts on the road" is already excited about returning to the stage. "We're going to be playing new songs and lots of old favorites, and I can already tell it's going to be a lot of fun," says Chesney. "I can't wait to get back in front of my fans."
"With four acts on the bill, we've created these shows as all-day events, and are working hard to make them affordable for our fans," says tour promoter Louis Messina. Chesney will make tickets available at $31 for the Lambeau Field date.
Chesney took a break from the road in 2010 to record his new album 'Hemingway's Whiskey' (BNA Records), which entered the Billboard 200 at #1 (his sixth album to achieve that feat) and to produce "The Boys of Fall," the documentary about high school football now available for pre-order at http://www.walmart.com and in Walmart beginning November 9. "I've always loved playing stadiums because I get to see so many of my fans at one time, but after everything I learned from the football heroes I met while making 'The Boys of Fall,' I'm seeing stadiums in a whole new way," Chesney says.
2 days of fun!
- Kick-off happy-hour party at Hooters Friday starting at 4pm
- Concert at Oneida Casino with reggae recording artist Mishka Friday starting at 9pm
- Pre-concert tailgate in Lambeau Field Saturday starting at 11am
- 6 HOURS OF CONCERT ENTERTAINMENT starting at 4:30pm
Kenny Chesney 2011 Tour (Stadium Dates Only – co-headline with Zac Brown Band)
Sat Mar 19 - Tampa, FL - Raymond James Stadium
Sat Apr 16 – Dallas, TX - Cowboys Stadium
Sat Jun 4 – Washington, DC - FedEx Field
Sat Jun 11 - Green Bay, WI - Lambeau Field
Sat Jun 18 – Philadelphia, PA - Lincoln Financial Field
Sat Jul 2 – Pittsburgh, PA - Heinz Field
Sat Jul 30 - Kansas City, MO - Arrowhead Stadium
Sat Aug 20 – Detroit, MI - Ford Field
Sat Aug 27- Foxboro, MA - Gillette Stadium
The tour is billed as Corona Extra presents Kenny Chesney's Goin' Coastal Tour, starring Kenny Chesney and Zac Brown Band.
Click here to view video from the announcment.