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Kenny Chesney adds 13 stadium shows

Sunday, January 14, 2007 – Kenny Chesney's summer tour is getting bigger. He announced Monday he would go to 13 more stadiums this summer as part of the Poets & Pirates tour.

Chesney played to sell outs at six NFL stadiums in 2007 on the Flip Flop Summer Tour.

"It's amazing to me how much intimacy you can have in a place that big," Chesney said. "But there's something in those big shows you can't get anywhere else: a whole other kind of energy. You feel those fans all the way to the top, and there's nothing like it. And they come to have a big day with us, you can hear it when they sing 'Back Where I Come From' or 'Anything But Mine.' It's a blast, and I can't wait."

Chesney's fourth show in four years at the New England Patriots's Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass. on July 26 sold out in less than 15 minutes. He also is playing Columbia, SC, Baltimore, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, GA, Philadelphia, Detroit, Dallas, Phoenix, San Francisco, Nashville, Chicago and Indianapolis.

Keith Urban will be sharing many of the bills. Also appearing on several dates will be Brooks & Dunn, Sammy Hagar, Big & Rich and newcomer Luke Bryan. Joining Chesney on all dates are Grammy-winning LeAnn Rimes and platinum progressive West Coast country star Gary Allan.

"We're changing it up to keep it interesting," said Chesney. "Anyone who's been to one of these shows knows... the folks sharing the stage with us put out a lot of fire power. We have a big stage, and everybody does their very biggest show. It's pretty exciting to see everybody bringing their game but then, isn't that the whole point of getting into a stadium in the first place?"

Concert dates are:
April 26 Columbia, SC Williams Brice Stadium
May 3 Dallas Pizza Hut Park
May 10 Baltimore M&T Bank Stadium
May 24 Cleveland Browns Stadium
May 31 Phoenix Univ. of Phoenix Stadium
June 8 San Francisco AT&T Park
June 14 Pittsburgh Heinz Field
June 21 Chicago Soldier Field
July 5 Nashville LP Field
July 13 Atlanta Turner Field
July 19 Philadelphia Lincoln Financial Field
July 26 Foxboro, Mass. Gillette Stadium - sold out
Aug. 2 Detroit Ford Field
Sept. 13 Indianapolis Lucas Oil Stadium

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