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Kenny Chesney announces tour dates

Tuesday, January 13, 2009 – Kenny Chesney announced he would perform about 50 shows in 40 cities on his 2009 Sun City Carnival Tour. The tour starts April 17-18 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.

"We've got a bunch of football stadiums because that is an experience like no other, but we're also going to do some amphitheatres and arenas...and knowing us, we'll probably pop up in a bar or two along the way." Chesney said in a statement on his web site, adding, "What's important is getting out there, and bringing the music to life."

Miranda Lambert and Lady Antebellum will open for Chesney.

"It seems like it's time to get this thing started again," Chesney said. "By the time we're done [with one tour], I'm tired...but I'm never ready to go home. After a few months off, all I can think is, 'When are we getting back out there?'"

Tour dates are:
April 17-18 Uncasville, CT
April 23 Albuquerque, NM
April 26 Indio, CA
May 1 San Antonio, TX
May 2 Dallas, TX
May 3 Houston, TX
May 7 Des Moines, IA
May 8 Omaha, NE
May 9 Kansas City, MO
May 14 Pelham, AL
May 15 Bossier City, LA
May 16 Little Rock, AR
May 21 Greenville, SC
May 22 Baltimore, MD
May 23 Columbus, OH
May 28 Atlanta, GA
May 30 Louisville, KY
June 6 Pittsburgh, PA
June 11 Moline, IL
June 13 Chicago, IL
June 19 Somerset, WI
June 20 Fargo, ND
June 24 New York, NY
June 25 Virginia Beach, VA
June 27 Philadelphia, PA
July 2 Ft Wayne, IN
July 9 Edmonton, Alberta
July 10 Calgary, Alberta
July 11 Merritt, BC
July 14 Boise, ID
July 18 San Francisco, CA
July 23 Salt Lake City, UT
July 24-25 Cheyenne, WY
July 29 Lake Tahoe, NV
Aug. 1 Seattle, WA
Aug. 6 Orange Beach, AL
Aug. 7 Jacksonville, FL
Aug. 8 Tampa, FL
Aug. 15 Foxboro, MA
Aug. 19 Ottawa
Aug. 20 Toronto
Aug. 22 Detroit
Aug. 29 Bristow, Va.
Aug. 30 Raleigh, N.C.
Sept. 19 Indianapolis

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