Chesney coming back to Target Field for show next summer

  • Article by: PAUL WALSH , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 8, 2012 - 9:36 AM
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Country music star Kenny Chesney, who was part of Target Field's first concert this past summer, is on the bill for another show at the home of the Minnesota Twins next summer, the ball team announced Thursday.

Chesney's "No Shoes Nation" tour stops at Target Field for a Friday night show on July 12, while the Twins are on an extended road trip.

On the bill with Chesney will be the Grammy-winning Zac Brown Band.

The three-season-old stadium hosted its first concert on July 8, with Chesney and Tim McGraw, the son of the late World Series champion relief pitcher Tug McGraw. About 40,000 turned out for the concert, which spanned six hours.

"Kenny Chesney's performance in last summer's inaugural concert at Target Field was historic and unforgettable on so many fronts," Twins President Dave St. Peters said in a statement accompanying the announcement. "We expect this to be another great concert at Target Field, a place on its way to becoming the best outdoor music venue in the region."

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Dec. 7 at 10 a.m. exclusively at www.twinsbaseball.com/concerts. A pre-sale for all new and renewed Twins season ticket holders is scheduled for Dec. 4.

Paul Walsh • 612-673-4482

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