On Saturday (Aug. 20), Kenny Chesney’s Spread the Love tour drew 56,292 fans to MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
Including Saturday’s concert, his accumulated attendance record at the Home of the Giants comes to 279,874 fans, making him the only country act to rank among the Top 10 performers in the stadium’s history. He is now part of an elite club that includes of Bruce Springsteen, the Grateful Dead, Bon Jovi, U2, the Rolling Stones, Dave Matthews Band, Billy Joel and Elton John.
“You don’t think about stuff like that when you’re up there,” Chesney said in a press release. “You’re drinking it in, letting it wash over you. They were so loud. Like I told them during the show – ‘It’s why this place is so special, why we keep coming back year after year. I’ll be sitting at Thanksgiving dinner, and I’ll still hear the love in this stadium.’ That’s true.”
Saturday’s concert marked Chesney’s fifth visit to MetLife Stadium. The 2016 tour wraps with a two-night stand at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts, with Miranda Lambert, Sam Hunt and Old Dominion starting Friday (Aug. 26).
His next album Cosmic Hallelujah featuring “Noise” and the P!nk duet “Setting the World on Fire” lands Oct. 28.