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Chesney returns to Dallas May 17

Monday, May 4, 2009 – Kenny Chesney is coming back to Dallas to finish what he started. It wasn't his fault that Saturday's Pizza Hut Stadium show got cut after 50 minutes due to heavy rains. As a result, he will return May 17.

Chesney is coming back to Pizza Hut Stadium to "be able to do Dallas the way I really want to: hitting it hard and having the kind of party I know they came to have."

Ticket stubs will serve as entrance to a general admission show. "These stadium shows are always one of the highlights of our touring year," he said, "and you want to be able to really make this the party of the summer. I was bummed about the weather - and when you're onstage in it, looking at well over 20,000 who aren't leaving, who want to stay and hear the music - you know what kind of heart those fans have...

"So, to me - with the help of everyone involved who's working with us to make this work - I'm gonna come back to Dallas and play it the way I wanted to do this show the first time. Let people come and tailgate, have fun with their friends and really get their rock on with us. I'm lucky to have fans who give us as much as ours do - and I want them to know how much that means to us."

As for the other acts on the show, it was unclear who would show up. "We've extended the invitation to everybody who was on the bill Saturday," he said, referring to Miranda Lambert and Lady Antebellum. "We're waiting to see who might be available... When we know, we'll be very quick to let everybody know down there. For me, though, right now, it's about me and my fans - and us getting together again to do what we started the way that Dallas deserves."

Chesney will make a three-night run, rolling from Shreveport, La. to Little Rock, Ark. and back to Dallas/Fort Worth.

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