Friday, August 17, 2007

Pollstar Deems Kenny Chesney's Flip-Flop Summer Country's Biggest Tour This Year

“I've said it before, and for me, it's really true. We get out there to rock the fans. It's all about how good a show can we give'em - and I think what's amazing is how much they give us! Every summer, I think this is the year we can't get any more energy, any more sound, any more out craziness out of the fans… and then they show us!”

The only country act to play NFL football stadiums over the last three years - this year included sold-out stops in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Seattle, Boston and Detroit. For the last few seasons Chesney has sold more tickets than any other country act, but kept his average ticket price so low for his fans, he was not the highest grossing tour. But, according to figures from Pollstar Magazine, Chesney has already sewn up both the top ticket selling and top grossing titles this year. As of this week, Chesney has already grossed just under $57 million, with estimates of his final North American gross to be between $70 and 75 million dollars. And, once again, he’ll play for well over a million fans to rank as the top ticket-selling country artist giving him the double top country tour crowns.Also, Kenny is on track to be the #2 all-genre North American tour this year with Police projected to take the overall title.

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