You’ll have to wait until 2021 (at least), but Kenny Chesney has announced the new stadium dates for his Chillaxification Tour.
“I kept talking to experts, city officials, team owners, medical people, looking to understand how we were coming along with resolving the health issues,” Chesney said. “I had kept hoping that as time passed, information would not only increase, but there would be some sort of solution so people could come back together. But things weren’t getting any clearer, so I did the hardest thing for me, but obviously best option for the safety of No Shoes Nation, my road family and everyone at the buildings involved.”
The lineup will remain the same with Florida Georgia Line, Old Dominion and Michael Franti & Spearhead opening.
“So much goes into the stadium shows, people have no idea,” Chesney added. “Take all of that, then factor in all the other issues that come with rescheduling, making sure there aren’t conflicts with baseball or other events nearby – and maintain the kind of quality we want to bring. There were so many questions, so many unknowns, but I believe music makes a difference in people’s lives, so everyone on my team, the promoter’s team and all of the people we deal with have worked overtime trying to get this sorted out.”
What a goofy tour name, I gotta say. Chillaxification? Is it too late to change that, Kenny?
Anywho, here’s the new schedule.
May 1 – Raymond James Stadium – Tampa, Fla. May 8 – Miller Park – Milwaukee, Wis. May 15 – Nissan Stadium – Nashville, Tenn. May 22 – Mercedes-Benz Stadium – Atlanta, Ga. May 29 – Arrowhead Stadium – Kansas City, Mo. June 5 – U.S. Bank Stadium – Minneapolis, Minn. June 12 – Heinz Field – Pittsburgh, Pa. June 19 – Lincoln Financial Field – Philadelphia, Pa. June 26 – Soldier Field – Chicago, Ill. July 3 – Bobcat Stadium – Bozeman, Mont. July 10 – Busch Stadium – St. Louis, Mo. July 17 – CenturyLink Field – Seattle, Wash. July 24 – SoFi Stadium – Inglewood, Calif. July 31 – Empower Field at Mile High Denver, Colo. August 7 – AT&T Stadium – Arlington, Texas August 14 – Ford Field – Detroit, Mich. August 21 – MetLife Stadium East – Rutherford, N.J. Aug 27 & 28 – Gillette Stadium – Foxborough, Mass.
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