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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 03: Singer-songwriter Kenny Chesney performs onstage during the 4th ACM Party For A Cause Festival at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds on April 3, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for ACM)

It was bound to happen and one night it did: Kenny Chesney just sold his one millionth ticket at Gillette Stadium.

The megastar will stop for the 12th time at the New England venue for two nights in August as part of his Trip Around The Sun Tour. “When I got the call, I just stopped where I was,” Kenny says through his publicist. “That says so much about what we’ve been sharing for all these years. The Spread the Love Foundation, Robert Kraft letting us bring the Superbowl Trophies down the T one year, singing ‘Happy on the Hey Now’ for my friend Kristi Hanson and all those crazy free spirits who were living the dream down in the islands … I guess that’s how a million people come out year after year, but man, talk about a mind-bending moment.”

Gillette Stadium is special to Kenny for a variety of reasons. “The fans who’ve come out to the Gillette Stadium shows, since we started doing stadium shows back in 2005, have always rocked our world,” he continues. “And it’s grown, and built, and gotten louder and louder. The energy and the passion? There’s nothing like it. We named No Shoes Nation at Gillette, made so many memories and even this year, on my year off, we couldn’t keep away. We played two nights at Gillette in August, just so we could feel that heat coming off the people of No Shoes Nation.”

Kenny’s Trip Around The Sun Tour kicks off at stadium down south on April 21st. Tampas Raymond James Stadium will host the superstar before he travels on to 17 others. See a complete list of dates here. Check out his latest albumĀ Live In No Shoes NationĀ here.

Teddy McDonald is a fun-lovin’ country music fan man living in Nashville, Tennessee.