After taking a year off from a nationwide stadium tour in 2017, country music superstar Kenny Chesney has announced that he will return to Arrowhead Stadium as part of his "Trip Around the Sun Tour" on Saturday, July 14, 2018. Thomas Rhett, Old Dominion and Brandon Lay will open for Chesney.
The concert announcement is the second for Arrowhead Events in 2018 as the organization again puts a focus on bringing a variety of entertainment options to the Home of the Chiefs. Chesney's 2018 stop will mark the 11th concert date for Arrowhead Stadium since 2011 and will be the 51st concert or music festival in Arrowhead Stadium history.
July's show will be Chesney's sixth visit to iconic Arrowhead Stadium in the past eight years, making him the artist who has played most frequently at the venue. It will be Old Dominion's third time playing Arrowhead (Chesney's 2015 "Big Revival Tour" and 2016 "Spread the Love Tour") and marks Thomas Rhett and Brandon Lay's first appearances at the stadium.
"Kenny Chesney remains one of the premier stadium show performers in not just the country music industry, but the music industry as a whole. He has acquired such a unique fan base and following through his time on the road that makes each of these shows a must-see event," Chiefs President Mark Donovan said. "Kenny's concerts, and his loyal fans that attend them, turn Arrowhead into the biggest party around when he comes to town and we are looking forward to having him on the Arrowhead stage for the sixth time next summer."
The Jackson County resident presale will open at 9 a.m. on Monday, October 23. The presale for Chiefs Season Ticket Members will begin at 10 a.m. on Monday, October 23 as well.
The presale for Chiefs Kingdom Rewards members will begin at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, October 24. To take advantage of the Chiefs Kingdom Rewards presale, fans must currently be a CKR member or sign up for Chiefs Kingdom Rewards for free by visiting www.chiefskingdomrewards.com or by downloading the Chiefs Mobile app on their smartphones. A presale link and password will be sent to all CKR members once the presale is open.
All Jackson County presale tickets must be purchased in person at the Arrowhead Stadium Ticket Office and purchasers must provide one form of identification which includes a photo of the purchaser and a personal 2016 Jackson County, Missouri, property tax receipt. The club will communicate directly to Season Ticket Members, corporate partners, Arrowhead Stadium suite members and Chiefs Kingdom Rewards members via email with instructions on how to participate in the presale opportunities.
Tickets will go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. on Friday, October 27. Once on sale, fans can purchase tickets through www.ticketmaster.com, by phone at (800) 745-3000, in person at any Ticketmaster outlet or at the Arrowhead Stadium Ticket Office located between Founder's Plaza and the Hy-Vee Gate on the northwest side of the stadium.
About Arrowhead Events
Arrowhead Events, the special events arm of the Kansas City Chiefs organization, is focused on making Arrowhead Stadium an entertainment destination that serves the entire Midwest region. With more than 76,000 seats and a quarter-million square feet of event space developed as part of major renovations in 2010, Arrowhead Stadium is quickly becoming more than just a venue for football games. In the past decade, Arrowhead has played host to 10 major concert tours, and has hosted multiple international soccer matches and was home to the 2015 American Royal World Series of Barbecue. For more information on Arrowhead Stadium and Arrowhead Events, please visit www.chiefs.com/arrowhead/ and follow @ArrowheadEvents on Twitter.
Major Arrowhead Stadium Concerts by Year
1973 – Elton John
1974 – Black Oak Arkansas
1975 –Deep Purple, Black Oak Arkansas, Rolling Stones, Beach Boys & Ozark Mountain Daredevils
1976 –Beach Boys & Doobie Brothers, ZZ Top, Jethro Tull, Earth, Wind & Fire, Johnny Cash, Music Sound Funk Festival Country Festival
1977 – Peter Frampton
1978 – Summer Rock 1, Willie Nelson, Summer Rock 2
1979 –Ted Nugent
1980 – Super Bowl of Rock & Roll, Doobie Brothers
1982 –Summer Jam 1, Summer Jam II
1984 –Michael Jackson
1988 – Pink Floyd, Monsters of Rock, Drum Corps International
1989 –The Who, Rolling Stones, Drum Corps International
1992 – Guns N' Roses and Metallica, U2
1993 –Paul McCartney
1994 – Pink Floyd
1997 – U2
1998 –George Strait
1999 – George Strait
2001 – George Strait, NSYNC, KC 150 Celebration
2011 – Kenny Chesney,Taylor Swift
2012 – Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw
2013 – Kenny Chesney
2015 –Rolling Stones, One Direction, Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean
2016 –Guns N' Roses, Kenny Chesney and Miranda Lambert
2017 – U2
2018 - Kenny Chesney and Thomas Rhett,Ed Sheeran