Kenny Chesney played the first concert at Green Bay’s Lambeau Field in 26 years Saturday night when his Goin’ Coastal tour pulled into the city. More than 45,000 fans attended the show that the Green Bay Press Gazette called a “concert of historical proportions.”
“Playing Lambeau Field was just about the biggest thrill of my life,” Kenny said. “It was everything I imagined it would be and more. The crowd in Lambeau hit us like an avalanche and they never let up. The connection was unlike any other, and I am so proud that my band and crew and I are now a part of the rich history and tradition of Lambeau Field in a small way.”
Kenny, a die-hard football fan, welcomed Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy to the stage during his set and hoisted the Lombardi Trophyfor all to see (awarded for the team’s 2011 Super Bowl), bringing roars of cheers from the Green Bay fans.
“To stand in that stadium, in that city, and hold the Packers’ Super Bowl trophy that was named after the man that made such a mark on the sport was something I never dreamed of when I first started this journey,” Kenny said. “I had chills performing ‘The Boys Of Fall’ in a place where football means so much to so many and where a lot of history lives. I was in awe the whole night, and I will never forget the feeling of playing in Green Bay.”
Kenny’s ‘Goin’ Coastal Tour has already sold more than one million tickets, marking the eighth year Kenny has surpassed the million mark in ticket sales. His latest single, “You and Tequila,” is rapidly climbing the charts.
Check out this fan video of Kenny performing “The Boys of Fall” Saturday night!
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