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Garth Brooks Announces 2019 Stadium Tour- Hints at Gillette

BREAKING NEWS: Country megastar Garth Brooks announces a stadium tour that will start in 2019 and will stop at 30 stadiums- approximately 10-12 per year…

From Taste of Country:

Garth Brooks just announced his biggest tour ever. The Country Music Hall of Famer will tour stadiums in 2019.

During a press conference at the Country Music Hall of Fame on Wednesday (Oct. 17), Brooks revealed that the tour will begin in the spring at the Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis, Mo. He also indicated there will be 30 stadiums on his tour, with 10 to 12 per year.

The second venue will be State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. (Phoenix). Five shows will go on sale before Christmas 2018, and while Brooks couldn’t reveal the remaining three stops, he strongly insinuated he’ll be playing Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., and AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Yes, you read that right. He insinuated he’ll be playing at Gillette Stadium sometime during this tour. I mean, of course he is. His buddy Kenny Chesney probably told him how crazy the New England country music fans are- making it one of the must-play stadiums on the tour. It sounds like Mr. Kraft brought and his team to the stadium to pitch the notion of him playing at the home of the Patriots!

Garth says, “So this is gonna give one of the cities away for sure, but I want to thank the Kraft Family up in New England, with the Patriots. They were the ones who kind of flew us out to the stadium to see and really encouraged us to think about stadium shows.

Encouraged Garth to think about stadium shows? Soooo, Robert Kraft is the one responsible for this tour? Either way, Garth is coming to Foxborough in the future!


NASHVILLE, TN  Sept. 4, 2018 – Today ‘Feels Like a Party’ for Wheelhouse Records’ LOCASH, as Pepsi announced that the Country duo is teaming up with the mega-brand for its first-ever Pepsi Tailgate Tour this football season. The traveling celebration will bring generations of passionate football fans around the country a new way to enjoy game day with live performances from LOCASH and other special surprises. With stops at key college and NFL matchups across the U.S., fans will be able to watch their favorite teams compete, and gather with friends and family to enjoy music, food, games and ice-cold Pepsi, Diet Pepsi and Pepsi Zero Sugar products.

Adding to the celebration, LOCASH also made their BBR debut at Country radio with their new single, ‘Feels Like A Party,’ becoming the No. 1 Most Added song in the format. Written by LOCASH’s own Preston Brust and Chris Lucas along with the track’s co-producers, Corey Crowder and Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard, the single emits undeniable party vibes with a laid-back groove.

Good things sure do happen in pairs; THANK YOU, Country radio for embracing this song, we’re so honored and appreciate your support,” said Preston Brust of LOCASH. “This, on the heels of the Pepsi Tailgate Tour news made today an incredibly special day for us.

We’re super excited to be partnering up with Pepsi and being part of the Pepsi family,” said Chris Lucas of LOCASH. “Teaming Country music and football fans is the perfect combination for a party!!”

Pepsi Tailgate Tour: Multi-city stadium tour stops at key college and NFL matchups, including mainstage performances by LOCASH, a full gaming area featuring all-time favorite tailgate favorites like cornhole, ladder ball and giant Jenga. Special opportunities for fans to win Pepsi Stuff items, game tickets and more! There will also be surprise meet-and-greets with NFL legends and cheerleaders. Fans can visit www.PepsiTailgate.com to find out more details surrounding each stop.


  • 9/6 – Philadelphia, PA:(LOCASH performance at 3 p.m. ET at Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing during the 2018 NFL Kickoff Experience)
  • 9/15 – Arlington, TX: (Ohio State vs. Texas Christian University)
  • 9/16 – Arlington, TX(Cowboys vs. Giants)
  • 9/29 – University Park, PA(Ohio State @ Penn State)
  • 9/30 – Pittsburgh, PA(Steelers vs. Ravens)
  • 10/11 – East Rutherford, NJ (Giants vs. Eagles)
  • 10/14 – East Rutherford, NJ (Jets vs. Colts)
  • 10/21 – Landover, MD (Redskins vs Cowboys)
  • 11/4 – Foxborough, MA (Patriots vs. Packers) 

  • 12/2 – MiamiGardens, FL (Dolphins vs. Bills)
  • 12/8 – Philadelphia, PA (Army vs. Navy)


All season long, join the #PepsiTailgateTour conversation across social and visit YouTube.com/Pepsi to check out the latest information about the Tailgate Tour, television ads, exclusive content and more.

Known for their hits like their GOLD-certified hit, ‘I Love This Life’ and #1 smash, ‘I Know Somebody,’ as much as their high-energy live performances that bring crowds to their feet, LOCASH is one of the most exciting duos in the format today. The pair has been hard at work the past few years, in the studio and traveling the country as part of their own headlining tour as well as in support of Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s SOUL 2 SOUL Tour.

For more information about LOCASH, visit: http://www.locashmusic.com/


Hits a Million Tickets at Gillette Stadium, While Breaking His Own Record

121,714 Over Two Nights in Foxborough Means 1,090,326 Since 2005; 1.3 Million in 2018

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — With an opening video welcome from the New England Patriots organization that included Robert and Jonathan Kraft, head coach Bill Belichick, quarterback Tom Brady, tight end Rob Gronkowski, wide receiver Cordarelle Patterson, offensive linemen Marcus Cannon and David Andrews, plus Patriots Broadcast Analyst Scott Zolak and members of the Massachusetts State Police Mounted United, the greater Boston area was all in for Kenny Chesney’s 18th and 19th shows at Gillette Stadium. With two night attendance of 121,714 – as Chesney’s team worked to make more tickets available this morning – the 8-time Entertainer of the Year not only broke his own attendance record, but he surpassed the million ticket mark by over 90,000.

This is so much bigger than all of us,” Chesney told Saturday night’s crowd. “It’s like destiny.

Certainly the man Variety called ‘Country music’s only true long-term stadium act’ and The Wall Street Journal deemed ‘The New England Patriots’ Other Star’ hit the stage both nights intent on rocking the packed stadium with everything he had. By the time guitarist Kenny Greenberg swooped in to a vamp on Bachman Turner Overdrive’s ‘Taking Care of Business’ in the show opening ‘Beer In Mexico,’ the East Tennessee songwriter/superstar was covered in sweat from racing from one side of the 40 foot strut to the other. Throwing himself at the music, the audience cheered – often for 40, 60, 90 seconds between songs – and sang the songs back with a fervor that pushed the energy even higher.

This entire summer has been a new threshold in terms of how No Shoes Nation has come at these songs, these shows, these moments,” reflected the man who just notched his 30th No. 1 Billboard Country single. “Just when we thought it couldn’t get any better, something else would happen… And then we saw a whole new response, whether it was the cheers, the way the audiences sang or the looks on people’s faces. It was incredible.

Invoking Robert Kraft’s philosophy that sports, music and traditions bring people together, the only country artist on Pollstar’s Mid-Year Top 10 Tours thanked the assembled audience for allowing him to become one of their traditions. Sharing the love of sports and music, Chesney closed both nights with ‘The Boys of Fall,’ his ode to the honor code of high school football players everywhere.

He also played ‘(She Comes from) Boston’ both nights. Saturday, he brought millionth ticket purchaser Karen Duggan on stage, explaining that she represented each and every one of them before performing the song about the island dwelling expat to the capacity crowd.

The spirit of the people of Boston have been part of this journey since the first year we started playing stadiums. They love life, they work hard, they believe in music – and they understand how much I see their lives in my own life. I’d’ve never believed when I was young that I would play, let alone sell out the stadium where the Patriots play. But when I hear those voices as I hit that stage, I’m sure glad unthinkable dreams come true.”

Over a dozen years, Chesney rocked 1,090,326 people across 19 shows in Boston. Chesney also had another platinum summer. With just under 1.3 million total attendance, he racked up 1,298,088 tickets sold across 19 stadiums and 41 total shows on his Trip Around the Sun Tour.

Photo Credit: Allister Ann

The Patriots and Friends Welcome Kenny Chesney Back To Foxborough

In case you’ve been living under a rock, country music superstar Kenny Chesney is returning to Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts this weekend. This is his 12th summer in Foxborough and Friday and Saturday will mark his 18th and 19th shows at Gillette Stadium. The love affair between Kenny and the fans in New England is real. It’s well documented.

19 shows over 12 summers is an awesome stat but that’s not what No Shoes Nation will be celebrating this weekend. This weekend also marks 1,000,000 fans purchasing tickets to see Kenny Chesney at Gillette. ONE MILLION (cue Dr. Evil)! And over these 12 summers playing his countless hits in Foxborough, Kenny has formed great relationships with people in the Patriots organization. So to mark this great feat of 1,000,000 tickets, the Patriots organization put together the touching tribute featuring members of the team and ownership like Tom Brady (aka The Goat), Rob Gronkowski, Donta Hightower, Bill Belichick, Robert Kraft and more.

Check it out below. We know you’ll get goosebumps watching it, just like we did. And as the great Tom Brady says… LET’S GO!

Catching up with NECM Artist to Watch Brandon Lay

New England Country Music 2018 artist to watch Brandon Lay has had a busy spring. He has played several stadiums as part of Kenny Chesney’s 2018 Trip Around the Sun tour which will continue all summer, leading up to the seemingly annual end-of-summer party at Gillette Stadium, and also put out his new single ‘Yada Yada Yada.’ Brandon was kind enough to take some time to talk to us as he geared up to play AT&T Stadium in Dallas this past weekend.

Brandon has been touring and building a following basically since he moved to Nashville in 2010. Last year he officially put out his debut single ‘Speakers Bleachers and Preachers’. The autobiographical song describes his upbringing. While the writing is specific to his experiences, fans from all walks of life have been drawn to the song and related it to their own lives. As Brandon explains, “I grew up in a small town in West Tennessee, right between Memphis and Nashville, Jackson is my hometown. Life pretty much revolved around playing ball, going to church, and going to school and chasing girls around Jackson. It’s a quite literal approach we took to writing the song. There were some lines in it like the Kroger Parking Lot and the Kenny Chesney line and the Black and Milds that are so specific, but it was cool to see people fill in the blanks. Maybe those weren’t the exact details of their upbringing but its cool to see people relate to it.”

We joked with Brandon that his teachers might be upset they didn’t make the song (he said they aren’t, he caught up with some recently who were very supportive), one person who did make the cut was now tourmate Kenny Chesney, with Lay singing “Any Chesney song gonna make her dance.” The line was not an attempt to butter Kenny up for a spot on his tour, it was just part of  Brandon’s life experiences. In fact, the first concert he ever went to was Kenny’s local stop on his first headlining tour. Though at the time we talked, he was only 3 weekends into the Trip Around the Sun tour, Lay says its already been an “electric” experience- “I’ve been really surprised at how many people have actually made into the stadium for our set. We kick off at 5 followed by OD (Old Dominion) and Thomas Rhett and obviously Kenny. The crowds have been great and I’ve learned so much already just from Kenny and his crew. It really is a dream situation so we’re trying to take advantage of it… (it’s) been a life changer already that I’m thankful for.

One song fans have been hearing at his live shows is his new single ‘Yada Yada Yada’ which to us sounds like a warm breeze feels. It’s the perfect song for summer. Brandon says the song is “the other end of the spectrum” as far as his writing and style from ‘Speakers Bleachers and Preachers.’ “Since SBP was so literal with the way we wrote it, I wanted something that was kinda the opposite of that and a little unexpected. I’ve been in Nashville while writing songs and I’ve gotten to write with a lot of other good writers. Coming out of the gate we wanted something that gives that sense of background and we just decided to follow it up with something that’s just fun and didn’t try to move the world.” The song really hits the spot as a carefree summer song that we know we’ll be whistling along to all summer.

Of course the highlight to any New Englander’s summer is the 2 nights Kenny Chesney brings his tour to Gillette Stadium. Last year Brandon played a pregame party at Toby Keith’s at Patriot Place but was able to check out both nights, something he described as being “unlike any other” and he can’t wait to be a bigger part of it this year.

In addition to 2 nights at Gillette Stadium in August, Brandon will be playing a free show at Mohegan Sun’s Wolf Den on June 7th. You can follow Brandon on Twitter and Instagram and be sure to check out brandonlay.com for a full list of tour dates and info on his upcoming debut album due later this year.