MILWAUKEE -- The most popular musician at Miller Park will return to the venue in 2018, when Kenny Chesney plays the stadium for the fourth time as part of his "Trip Around the Sun" tour on Saturday, April 28.Chesney sold out previous engagements at the domed home of the Brewers
MILWAUKEE -- The most popular musician at Miller Park will return to the venue in 2018, when Kenny Chesney plays the stadium for the fourth time as part of his "Trip Around the Sun" tour on Saturday, April 28.
Chesney sold out previous engagements at the domed home of the Brewers as part of his "No Shoes Nation" tour in 2013 and his "Spread the Love" tour in 2016. He also played Miller Park in 2010 alongside Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews and others as part of Farm Aid's 25th anniversary tour.
Fellow country music stars Thomas Rhett, Old Dominion and Brandon Lay will join Chesney on next year's tour, which includes three stops at Major League Baseball venues. Miller Park is the second overall stop on the tour, which will also take Chesney & Co. to Chase Field in Phoenix and Busch Stadium in St. Louis.
Special ticket packages went on sale Wednesday at Brewers.com/Chesney. General sales and individual ticket sales begin Oct. 27 at 10 a.m. CT. Prices begin at $42.
Eleven of Chesney's previous albums have been certified platinum, and he has received the Country Music Association's Entertainer of the Year Award four times (2004, 2006, 2007 and 2008). He is touring in 2018 to support his latest album, "Live in No Shoes Nation."
"Kenny Chesney is an industry legend, and we're proud to bring one of the music industry's most anticipated tours to Miller Park in 2018," said Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger in a statement.
Among the artists joining Chesney for the night will be Rhett, who scored his first number one hit in 2013 with "It Goes Like This." Old Dominion is a five-member band formed in Nashville and reached No. 1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart in 2015 with "Break Up With Him" from their self-titled EP. Lay, from Jackson, Tenn., released his debut single, "Speakers, Bleachers and Preachers," in August.
Chesney's tour stop will be Miller Park's first major concert since One Direction visited in 2015. The stadium has also hosted Paul McCartney (2013), Kid Rock and Sugarland (2008), Bon Jovi (2005), Randy Travis (2004), Bruce Springsteen (2003), N'Sync (2001) and George Strait's Country Music Festival (2001). It has also hosted numerous other non-baseball events, including international soccer matches in 2014 and 2015.
The Brewers will be in the middle of a three-city road trip to Kansas City, Chicago and Cincinnati when Chesney takes the stage. Miller Park's grounds crew will have six days to make repairs to the field before baseball returns the night of May 4 with the start of a series against the Pirates.
Adam McCalvy has covered the Brewers for MLB.com since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @AdamMcCalvy and like him on Facebook.