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Kenny Chesney Clears 100,000 Tickets, Nears $10 Million From 2019 Arena Dates

Kenny Chesney
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Kenny Chesney performs during the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas. 

Fresh off Kenny Chesney's 2019 Billboard Music Award win for Top Country Tour, he impacts the Hot Tours tally dated May 4 at No. 7 with three new reports from the Songs For The Saints Tour. His performances in Charleston, S.C., Tallahassee, Fla.

Orange Beach, Ala collectively grossed $2.4 million and sold 25,933 tickets, according to figures reported to Billboard Boxscore.

Since launching on April 4, Chesney’s current tour has grossed $9.7 million and sold 106,912 tickets. His biggest showing was a double-header in Grand Rapids, Mich., grossing $1.9 million on April 6-7 at the Van Andel Arena.

The Songs For The Saints Tour, in support of his 2018 album of the same name, is a considerably more intimate trek than what he’s become accustomed to after hitting stadiums last year on his nine-figure Trip Around the Sun Tour, which grossed $114.3 million. Across his sprawling career with headline shows dating back to Sept. 23, 1995, Chesney has grossed $978.8 million as a solo headliner and a staggering $1.027 billion including his co-headline run with Tim McGraw.

Chesney will be on the road throughout May 2019, ending the tour on May 24 and 25 at Alabama’s Tuscaloosa Amphitheater and at the Bayou Country Superfest in Baton Rouge, La.

Elsewhere on the Hot Tours tally, Paul McCartney adds $4.2 million to his South American haul, pushing the total gross of his five-show run to $22 million and 243,833 tickets sold. Bad Bunny and Chris Tomlin also continue their 2019 tours with sold out North American dates.  

See below for the full recap.

 HOT TOURS - MAY 4, 2019
 Ranked by Gross, Compiled from Boxscores reported April 23 - 29
 Total Gross
 Show Date Range
 Venue, City (Shows/Sellouts)
 Total Attendance (Capacity)
1Backstreet Boys
 April 10 - 27
 Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas (0/3)
 Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas (0/3)
 Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas (1/3)
 37,315 (40,786)
2Paul McCartney
 March 20
 Estadio Nacional, Santiago, Chile (1/1)
3Fleetwood Mac
 March 5 - 9
 Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C. (0/1)
 Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, N.J. (1/1)
 27,365 (27,693)
 Feb. 15 - April 6
 Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, La. (1/1)
 Salem Civic Center, Salem, Va. (1/1)
 JQH Arena, Springfield, Mo. (1/1)
 Verizon Arena, North Little Rock, Ark. (1/1)
 Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, S.C. (1/1)
 John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, Va. (1/1)
 49,229 (49,229)
5Eric Church
 April 26 - 27
 Bon Secours Wellness Arena, Greenville, S.C. (2/2)
 26,962 (26,962)
 March 10 - April 27
 Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, N.J. (0/1)
 EagleBank Arena, Fairfax, Va. (0/1)
 Wintrust Arena, Chicago (0/2)
 27,049 (34,065)
7Kenny Chesney
 April 25 - 27
 Volvo Car Stadium, Charleston, S.C. (1/1)
 Donald Tucker Civic Center, Tallahassee, Fla. (1/1)
 Amphitheater at the Wharf, Orange Beach, Ala. (1/1)
 25,933 (25,933)
8Bad Bunny
 April 22
 Staples Center, Los Angeles (1/1)
 16,787 (16,787)
9Snoop Dogg
 April 19
 Oracle Arena, Oakland, Calif. (1/1)
 13,439 (13,439)
10Chris Tomlin
 April 11 - 19
 Verizon Theatre, Grand Prairie, Texas (1/2)
 Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio, Texas (0/1)
 Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion, Rogers, Ark. (0/1)
 Sprint Center, Kansas City, Ohio (0/1)
 Bridgestone Arena, Nashville (1/1)
 36,889 (46,784)