In a remarkable feat of ticket selling, Kenny Chesney moved 45,965 tickets to three sellouts July 16-18 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, notching a gross of $2,413,961.00. Bob Williams, president of Philips Arena, tells Billboard.biz that the aggregate amount of time to sell out the three shows was 42 minutes.
Chesney was the first artist to sell out three consecutive nights at Philips arena, and this was also a personal best for Chesney at any venue. Also appearing on the bill were Gretchen Wilson, Pat Green and Uncle Kracker.
Chesney appears to be on his way to being the ticket-selling artist in country music for 2005, a feat he also accomplished last year.
In honor of the achievement at Philips, Chesney was presented with a Philips flat screen television.
Pictured are, from left, Kevin Preast, Director of Business Development – Philips Arena; Williams; Chesney; Louis Messina, president, the Messina Group/AEG; Trey Feazell, VP of ooking, Philips Arena; Jon Parker, manager of arena facilities for Philips Electronics, and David Farmer, Tour Manager.