Brothers of the Sun Tour

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Brothers of the Sun Tour
Two men stand on either side of the image, both in cowboy hats and necklaces. Kenny Chesney, the man on the left, has on a brown cowboy hat and a gold necklace. He is also wearing a faded green shirt with an indistinguishable logo on it. Tim Mcgraw, the man on the right, has on a white cowboy hat with a white shirt. He is also wearing a silver necklace tucked underneath this shirt. Behind them is the sky. Dividing them is the tour logo.
Promotional banner for the tour
Tour by Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw
Location United States
Start date June 2, 2012 (2012-06-02)
End date August 25, 2012 (2012-08-25)
Legs 1
Shows 23
Box office US$96.5 million
Kenny Chesney tour chronology
Goin' Coastal Tour
(2011)
Brothers of the Sun Tour
(2012)
No Shoes Nation Tour
(2013)
Tim McGraw tour chronology
Tim McGraw & Faith Hill Australia 2012 Tour
(2012)
Brothers of the Sun Tour
(2012)
Two Lanes of Freedom Tour
(2013)

The Brothers of the Sun Tour was a co-headlining concert tour by American recording artists Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw. It took place in 22 cities and was performed in 22 stadiums across the United States. McGraw and Chesney began the tour at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on June 2, 2012 and ended with two shows at the Gillette Stadium in Foxboro on August 25, 2012. The tour grossed $96 million in ticket sales and drew over one million in attendance.[1]

Background[edit]

In November 2011, it was announced that country singers Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney would reunite for a stadium tour throughout North America. The duo had previously toured together as part of the George Strait Country Music Fest in 2001. Following the announcement, it was revealed the tour would feature special guests Grace Potter and the Nocturnals and Jake Owen. Tickets for most dates went on general sale to the public on December 11, 2011.[2]

Set list[edit]

This set list is representative of the performance in Chicago. It does not represent all concerts for the duration of the tour.[3]

Shows[edit]

List of concerts, showing date, city, country, venue, opening act, tickets sold, amount of available tickets and gross revenue
Date City Country Venue Opening act Attendance Revenue
North America[4]
June 2, 2012 Tampa United States Raymond James Stadium Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
Jake Owen
48,443 / 50,604 $4,320,106
June 3, 2012 Atlanta Georgia Dome 44,124 / 46,565 $3,924,229
June 9, 2012 Dallas Cowboys Stadium 47,269 / 50,425 $4,421,768
June 10, 2012 Kansas City Arrowhead Stadium 46,346 / 49,747 $3,831,962
June 16, 2012 Philadelphia Lincoln Financial Field 53,111 / 53,111 $5,541,757
June 23, 2012 Nashville LP Field 49,869 / 52,332 $3,622,116
June 24, 2012 Charlotte Bank of America Stadium 44,482 / 47,835 $3,404,455
June 30, 2012 Pittsburgh Heinz Field 53,325 / 57,452 $4,841,193
July 1, 2012 Cincinnati Paul Brown Stadium 42,716 / 45,764 $3,495,146
July 7, 2012 Chicago Soldier Field 51,100 / 51,100 $5,109,399
July 8, 2012 Minneapolis Target Field 42,524 / 42,524 $4,483,461
July 14, 2012 Anaheim Angel Stadium 44,832 / 44,832 $3,963,039
July 15, 2012 Oakland O.co Coliseum 41,245 / 41,449 $3,128,663
July 21, 2012 Denver Sports Authority Field 50,020 / 50,020 $4,401,805
July 28, 2012 Indianapolis Lucas Oil Stadium 41,671 / 43,864 $3,509,151
July 29, 2012 Cleveland Cleveland Browns Stadium 45,321 / 48,495 $3,511,455
August 3, 2012 New Orleans Mercedes-Benz Superdome 37,916 / 40,876 $3,385,855
August 4, 2012 Houston Reliant Stadium 38,242 / 41,849 $3,600,279
August 11, 2012 East Rutherford MetLife Stadium 56,285 / 56,285 $5,523,669
August 12, 2012 Landover FedEx Field 46,389 / 50,179 $3,953,164
August 18, 2012 Detroit Ford Field 48,943 / 48,943 $4,560,108
August 24, 2012 Foxboro Gillette Stadium 111,209 / 111,209 $9,926,110
August 25, 2012
Total 1,085,382 / 1,125,460 $96,458,890

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ray Waddell (August 27, 2012). "Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw Close Out 'Killer' Stadium Tour". Billboard. Retrieved July 9, 2014. 
  2. ^ Ray Waddell (November 11, 2011). "Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw Reunite for Stadium Tour". Billboard. Retrieved July 9, 2014. 
  3. ^ "The Set List From Tim McGraw And Kenny Chesney’s Brothers Of The Sun Tour!". US 99.5. July 13, 2012. Retrieved June 28, 2014. 
  4. ^ Box score:

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