KENNY CHESNEY SETS NEW GILLETTE STADIUM RECORD
Written by Warren Ellison on August 28, 2017
Kenny Chesney took the stage to 121,624 people over two nights at Gillette Stadium in Boston over the weekend with distinctly different set lists. Taking the stage on Friday to “Beer In Mexico” while wearing a New England Patriots tank top, Kenny’s rendition of “American Kids” brought a nearly one-minute chant by the crowd of “Kenny! Kenny!” On the second night, Kenny brought out his good friend Uncle Kracker for a four-song mini-set that included “When The Sun Goes Down,” “Follow Me,” “Midnight Rider/Cowboy” and “Drift Away.” He also introduced his mother to the crowd, as well as last year’s cancer patient who had not wanted to take her ball cap off, but ended up rubbing bare heads with Kenny. Kelly Swanson emerged from the sandbar and thanked the No Shoes Nation for the strength and inspiration to carry her through her battle with cancer. This year’s shows – his 16th and 17th – bring No Shoes Nation’s ticket total to 968,612 since 2005.