Country star Chesney coming to Heinz Field in July
Kenny Chesney, along with co-headliners the Zac Brown Band, will visit Heinz Field on July 2 as part of the “Goin’ Coastal Tour.”
The tour itinerary was released this morning by Shorefire Media, and includes stops in Tampa, Dallas, Washington, D.C., Green Bay, Wisc., Philadelphia, Kansas City, Detroit and Foxboro, Mass.
Chesney, country music’s top touring draw, had sold more than a million tickets a year for eight consecutive years before taking 2010 off. He filled up his time by making two movies and completing his new album, “Hemingway’s Whiskey,” which debuted at No. 1 in September.
“What’s going to be different for me is the new music,” Chesney told The Associated Press in an e-mail. “When we hit the stage this spring, we’ll be doing a lot of songs from ‘Hemingway’s Whiskey,’ and our show needed that change. It’s going to allow me to really make the set different than it’s been and make the show more spontaneous.”
Chesney will announce more arena and amphitheater dates later this year for what he says will be his biggest tour since 2006.
Tickets for the Pittsburgh date, which will range from $29 to $250, are slated to go on sale Dec. 4 through Ticketmaster (800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com ).
Details: www.kennychesney.com .