MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Minnesota Twins today announced that Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw will bring their 'Brothers of the Sun' Tour to Target Field on Sunday, July 8. This first-ever concert at Target Field is a part of their 18-date stadium tour across the country. Additional details and information on ticket pricing and on-sale dates will be released in the coming weeks.
"The Twins are thrilled to have country music legends Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw headlining the first-ever concert at Target Field," said Dave St. Peter, Twins President. "We expect this will be the first of many concerts at Target Field, which we have long believed can become the best outdoor music venue in the region."
'Brothers of the Sun' will be the first time in 10 years that Chesney and McGraw have hit the road together. The reunion will kick off June 2 in Tampa, FL and will feature stadium shows on weekend dates at venues across the country, including Target Field on July 8. 'Brothers of the Sun' will also feature special guests Grace Potter & the Nocturnal as well as Jake Owen.
"Tim and I have been great friends since we first toured together, and I can't wait to get back on the road with him," Chesney said. "He's one of my closest friends in music and in life, and I know this tour is going to be something special."
"Our friendship was forged on the road, so it's going to be a blast heading out with Kenny again," said McGraw. "We'll be having as much fun on stage as the fans will be having in the audience."
The announcement comes on the heels of Chesney's massively successful 'Goin' Coastal' Tour, which blew away more than 1.3 million fans, making it the year's biggest country tour. A four-time CMA Entertainer of the Year winner, Chesney will be honored at CMT's Artists of the Year event on December 13. "Reality," Chesney's fifth single from 2010's 'Hemingway's Whiskey,' was just shipped to radio.
McGraw is a three-time GRAMMY winner who has had a #1 single in each of the last three decades - 32 in total - including the title track of his most recent album, 'Southern Voice.' His 2010 tour in support of that album was the year's biggest country tour. "Felt Good On My Lips," from his double-CD 'Number One Hits,' spent three weeks at #1 earlier this year. McGraw is also an accomplished actor, having starred in films such as the Oscar-nominated blockbuster 'The Blind Side' and the critically acclaimed 'Friday Night Lights.'