Kenny Chesney Goes ‘Six for Six’ With Sell-Outs in Pittsburgh
Kenny Chesney celebrated an iconic achievement over the weekend. The seasoned touring veteran performed to more than 53,000 Pittsburgh, Pa. fans, which marked his sixth consecutive sold-out show at Henz Field. In celebration of the rare feat, the Rooney family -- owners of the Pittsburgh Steelers -- presented the singer with a cast iron Six for Six plaque, commemorating Chesney's perfect record for sold out shows at the famed stadium.
"I believe this might be the best gift I've ever gotten on the road," Chesney says of his accomplishment (quote via Sony Music Nashville). "It epitomizes all the heart and energy and passion that this crowd has, that this town has."
With his six sold-out concerts, which date back to 2005, Chesney has sold a staggering 300,000 tickets at the stadium. In addition to the plaque, Chesney received a Steelers helmet signed by Franco Harris, a former Pittsburgh Super Bowl MVP and Hall of Famer. Among the backstage guests during the show were Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and Hall of Fame quarterbacks Dan Marino of the Miami Dolphins and Jim Kelly of the Buffalo Bills.
While on stage, the 'Feel Like a Rock Star' singer told the packed crowd, "Every once and a while you get a crowd that's just special, and you feel the night begin to turn. All of a sudden, the stadium becomes a club."
Chesney, with help from pal Tim McGraw, is approaching the halfway point of a 22-city all-stadium tour. The next Brothers of the Sun show is scheduled for July 7 at Soldier Field in Chicago. Chesney is on the road promoting his latest album, 'Welcome to the Fishbowl,' which is expected to debut at No. 1 on Billboard's 200 Albums chart this week. The project features 'Come Over,' his latest Top 10 chart-climber.