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Chesney announces tour schedule

Saturday, February 10, 2007 – Kenny Chesney announced Saturday that his 2007 Flip Flop Summer will start April 12 in Omaha, Neb and conclude with two shows in Atlanta in early September.

"It seems like every year, there are leaks... and questions... and things that someone heard from someone who knew someone, which is fine - except it's hard to tell who really knows, and I don't want my fans thinking I was coming to their town, when it was never on the list of cities we were talking to," said Chesney, explaining why he released the dates.

"I guess I'm glad people are so excited about what we're doing," Chesney, whose "Beer In Mexico" is blazing up the country radio charts says with a laugh. "It's still a little bit crazy to me, but I know I can't wait to get out there... start rocking the parking lots when we can and hitting the stage as hard as possible. It's gonna be a good summer."

"Each kind of venue is a whole other kind of night," said Chesney, "and the only thing they have in common is the energy the fans throw back at us. Each is incredible in its own way - and probably the fans can explain better than I can what the differences are. I'm just glad we're gonna get to do it... We've got Pat Green and Sugarland on all the dates, plus Sara Evans and Brooks & Dunn for the stadium shows, so it's gonna be a lot of fun this year."

Dates and venues are:

April 12 Omaha, NE Qwest Center
April 13 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena
April 14 Fargo, ND Fargodome
April 19 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
April 20 Columbia, SC Colonial Center
April 21 Jacksonville, FL Veterans Memorial Arena
May 6 Indio, CA Coachella Music Festival
May 10 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
May 11 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
May 13 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
May 18 Columbia, MO Mizzou Arena
May 19 Little Rock, AR Alltel Arena
May 20 Lafayette, LA Cajundome
May 31 New Orleans New Orleans Arena
May 2 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheater
May 3 West Palm, FL Sound Advice Amphitheater
May 7 Columbus, OH Germain Amphitheater
May 9 Pittsburgh Heinz Field**
May 14-15 Houston Cynthia W. Mitchell Pav.
May 16 Dallas Pizza Hut Park
May 17 San Antonio, TX Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
May 21 Darien Lakes, NY Darien Lakes PAC**
May 23 Philadelphia Lincoln Financial Field
May 28 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheater
May 30 Denver Dick's Sporting Goods Park
July 2 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheater
July 3 Sacramento, CA Sleep Train Amphitheater
July 7 Seattle Qwest Field**
July 12 Indianapolis Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
July 14 Cleveland Browns Stadium**
July 20 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion
July 22 Twin Lakes, WI Country Thunder USA
July 25 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga PAC
July 26 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Pavilion
July 28 Foxboro, MA Gillette Stadium**
Aug. 2 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Aug. 3-4 Raleigh, NC ALLTEL Pavilion
Aug. 9 Bonner Springs, KS Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Aug. 10 Maryland Heights, MO UMB Bank Pavilion
Aug. 11 Tinley Park, IL Tweeter Center
Aug. 16 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
Aug. 18 Detroit Ford Field**
Aug. 24 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Aug. 25 Bristow, VA Nissan Pavilion
Aug. 26 Baltimore, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
Aug. 30 New Yor Madison Square Garden
Aug. 31 Syracuse, NY New York State Fair
Sept. 1 Hartford, CT Dodge Music Center
Sept. 6 Birmingham, AL Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Sept. 7-8 Atlanta HiFi Buys Amphitheater

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