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Kenny Chesney Beyond The Stadiums

Kenny Chesney Beyond The Stadiums

Announcing 21 Amphitheaters for the More Intimate Experience

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Everyone knows: nobody does stadium shows like Kenny
Chesney! With an armful of No. 1s, a high-energy band and the energy to
throw his songs to the seats at the top of the other end zone, The Wall Street Journal
crowned him “The King of the Road.” But for the songwriter/superstar
from East Tennessee, there is an intimacy – and an exhale — that comes
with amphitheater shows that offer an equally important experience the
No Shoes Nation demands.

“Nothing’s like the energy of a stadium show,” Chesney admits. “But
there’s also something about the amphitheaters, where the people are all
so close. It’s like being with your friends somewhere back home,
singing songs and hanging out, and having the best party of the year.
For us, it feels like the people are so right there, and the songs are
driving the night. It’s an experience we know No Shoes Nation
loves and misses when we don’t do it, so this year, we’re going to make
sure there are plenty of opportunities to see us under the pavilion or
out on the lawn.”

While the tour kicks off April 21 at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium, look
for the more intimate amphitheater plays to begin May 10 at Virginia
Beach’s Farm Bureau Live, May 11 at Charlotte, NC’s PNC Music Pavilion
and May 12 at Raleigh, NC’s Coastal Credit Union Music Park. The 2018 Trip Around the Sun Tour
will thread between massive stadium shows and the more streamlined
concerts throughout the summer – and see Chesney create two very
different kinds of concert experiences.

“Part of the fun of mixing the venues is riding the energy, letting the
music breathe in different ways and really giving the audience dynamics
that are so intense without being the same show across America,” Chesney
explains. “The amphitheaters all have their own vibes, their own
attitude – and those experiences shift very specifically. Darling’s
Waterfront in Bangor, Maine is one thing; Mountain View, California’s
Shoreline Amphitheater is something else altogether, just like the folks
in Toronto at the Molson or Austin’s Austin360 Amphitheaters.”

With Chesney returning to a full touring calendar after creating more
seats at Boston’s Gillette Stadium – to break the attendance record with
121,624 people over two nights – Chesney’s passion to play is at a new
high. Energized by the response to Cosmic Hallelujah, The Big Revival,
and the hits “American Kids,” “Noise,” “Save It for a Rainy Day” and
“All the Pretty Girls,” the 8-time Entertainer of the Year is fired up
and focused.

“I feel like this summer, we’re going to take those songs on Live in No Shoes Nation,
and lift them even higher,” Chesney says. “Listening to it over and
over, hearing everyone’s voices raised… It’s what makes coming out to
see us special! When you get to hear all that heart, all that fun, and
life, and love coming towards the stage, it really takes our breath
away. So, get ready America: we’re coming! Stadiums, amphitheaters, and a
whole lot of music.”

Keeping the focus on songwriting and crowd-pleasing, Chesney tapped Old
Dominion, the 2015 Academy of Country Music New Vocal Duo or Group of
the Year winners, for his amphitheater evenings.

Blue Chair Bay Rum is the exclusive sponsor of this year’s Trip Around The Sun Tour.
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Trip Around the Sun Tour dates below:

Friday, March 16 — Las Vegas, Nevada, The Joint

Saturday, March 17 – Las Vegas, Nevada, The Joint

Saturday, April 21, Tampa, Florida, Raymond James Stadium

Saturday, April 28, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Miller Park

Saturday, May 5, Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S. Bank Stadium

Thursday, May 10, Virginia Beach, Virginia, Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach

Friday, May 11, Charlotte, North Carolina, PNC Music Pavilion

Saturday, May 12, Raleigh, North Carolina, Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek

Wednesday, May 16, Del Valle, Texas, Austin360 Amphitheater

Thursday, May 17, The Woodlands, Texas, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Saturday, May 19, Arlington, Texas, AT&T Stadium

Thursday, May 24, West Palm Beach, Florida, Coral Sky Amphitheatre

Saturday, May 26, Atlanta, Georgia, Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Thursday, May 31, Noblesville, Indiana, The Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center

Saturday, June 2, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Heinz Field

Wednesday, June 6, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Blossom Music Center

Thursday, June 7, Syracuse, New York, Lakeview Amphitheater

Saturday, June 9, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Lincoln Financial Field

Friday, June 15, Bristow, Virginia, Jiffy Lube Live

Saturday, June 16, Columbus, Ohio, MAPFRE Stadium

Wednesday, June 20, Mountain View, California, Shoreline Amphitheatre

Thursday, June 21, Chula Vista, California, Mattress Firm Amphitheatre

Saturday, June 23, Phoenix, Arizona, Chase Field

Thursday, June 28, West Valley City, Utah, USANA Amphitheatre

Saturday, June 30, Denver, Colorado, Sports Authority Field at Mile High

Tuesday, July 3, Stateline, Nevada, Harveys Lake Tahoe Casino

Thursday, July 5, Nampa, Idaho, Ford Idaho Center

Saturday, July 7, Seattle, Washington, CenturyLink Field

Thursday, July 12, Rogers, Arkansas, Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion

Saturday, July 14, Kansas City, Missouri, Arrowhead Stadium

Thursday, July 19, Southaven, Mississippi, BankPlus Amphitheater

Saturday, July 21, St. Louis, Missouri, Busch Stadium

Thursday, July 26, Cincinnati, Ohio, Riverbend Music Center

Saturday, July 28, Chicago, Illinois, Soldier Field

Thursday, August 2, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

Saturday, August 4, Detroit, Michigan, Ford Field

Saturday, August 11, Nashville, Tennessee, Nissan Stadium

Thursday, August 16, Bangor, Maine, Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion

Saturday, August 18, East Rutherford, New Jersey, MetLife Stadium

Wednesday, August 22, Columbia, Maryland, Merriweather Post Pavilion

Friday, August 24, Foxborough, Massachusetts, Gillette Stadium

Saturday, August 25, Foxborough, Massachusetts, Gillette, Stadium

 Photo Credit: Allister Ann

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