Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw Reuniting for 2012 Stadium Tour

Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Jake Owen Featured on 19-City Brothers of the Sun Dates

Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw, who first toured together in 2001, are reuniting for a 19-date stadium tour next year. Their Brothers of the Sun tour kicks off June 2 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., and concludes Aug. 25 at Gillette Stadium near Boston.

The tour, which marks Chesney and McGraw’s first tour together in a decade, will also feature Grace Potter & the Nocturnals and Jake Owen.

“When I went out with McGraw in 2001, I was just trying to find my place in the world, to learn all I could,” Chesney said in an interview with Billboard. “The two years I went with [George] Strait out on the stadium tours and the year I went out with McGraw, that changed my life. It’s so wonderful that a decade later Tim and I are still doing it, still trying to record the best songs that we can and still having fun doing what we’re doing. The chemistry and the friendship and how much we’ve both been through in our lives to get where we are today, we’re going to bring all of that, every emotion, to the stage, and I think that’s going to be really fun for the fans to watch.”

“Our friendship was forged on the road, so it’s going to be a blast heading out with Kenny again,” McGraw said. “We’ll be having as much fun onstage as the fans will be having in the audience.”

Tickets for the shows in Dallas, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Chicago, East Rutherford, N.J., Detroit, and Foxboro, Mass., go on sale Dec. 3 via Ticketmaster. On-sale information for the remaining dates will be announced in the coming weeks.

Here’s a complete list of tour dates:

June 2: Tampa, Fla. (Raymond James Stadium)
June 3: Atlanta (Georgia Dome)
June 9: Dallas (Cowboys Stadium)
June 10: Kansas City (Arrowhead Stadium)
June 16: Philadelphia (Lincoln Financial Field)
June 23: Nashville (LP Field)
June 24: Charlotte, N.C. (Bank of America Stadium)
June 30: Pittsburgh (Heinz Field)
July 1: Cincinnati (Paul Brown Stadium)
July 7: Chicago (Soldier Field)
July 8: Minneapolis (Target Field)
July 14: Anaheim, Calif. (Angel Stadium)
July 21: Denver (Sports Authority Field at Mile High)
TBA: Indianapolis (Lucas Oil Stadium)
TBA: Cleveland (Cleveland Browns Stadium)
Aug. 11: East Rutherford, N.J. (MetLife Stadium)
Aug. 12: Washington, D.C. (FedExField)
Aug. 18: Detroit (Ford Field)
Aug. 25: Foxboro, Mass (Gillette Stadium)