It looks as though the Trip Around The Sun tour will be the last trip Kenny Chesney makes to play Gillette Stadium, at least through the end of next year. Chesney’s management said, in a statement to Pollstar, that the singer will be taking a stadium show hiatus in 2019.
“Next year, we’re not going to do stadiums,” Chesney’s manager Clint Higham said. “We’re going to preserve that and not saturate the market – kind of give it a break.”
According to Pollstar, Chesney will need time to recoup after a rollercoaster year, which included record-breaking attendance at his stadium shows and devastating hurricanes that affected his home and community.
If, indeed, Chesney’s New England-based fans don’t get a 2019 Gillette Stadium show, at least they had the opportunity to close out his most-recent tour with him on a high note. “For us, Boston – as you know – is a very special place. We played to our millionth fan at Gillette Stadium, and the Krafts, the Patriots organization and our people wanted to mark that, too,” Chesney said.
“But really, at the end of a very long 12 months, because the hurricanes were almost as soon as the dust settled from last year’s Boston shows, I can’t think of a better way to close down the year,” Chesney said. We played so many amazing places. Every time I didn’t think the crowds could be better, No Shoes Nation showed me.”
Chesney played 42 shows for 1,298,089 fans in 19 stadiums across the U.S. in 2018.
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