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Hurricane forces Chesney to change show date

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 – Kenny Chesney will change the date of his concert this Sunday in Massachusetts to Friday due to Hurricane Irene.

Due to the US National Hurricane Center's forecast that hurricane-level storms may occur in New England on Sunday, Aug. 28, local officials, promoters, Chesney and his team decided for safety reasons to push Chesney's show at Foxboro's Gillette Stadium to Friday, Aug. 26.

"Our first and foremost priority is the fans' safety," said promoter Louis Messina of TMG/AEG Live, "so we have made the difficult decision to reschedule the show."

All tickets for Sunday's show will be honored on the new date, and the line-up and set-times will remain the same. "I want the last weekend of the 'Goin' Coastal' Tour to be a great experience for everybody. But I also want it to be the safest experience for everyone," said Chesney. "I've always said Foxboro is a highlight of our tour, because the fans are ready for a great night of music and fun no matter what night it is."

For fans who are not able to make Friday's show, refunds will be offered at point of purchase.

This comes in the wake of the Sugarland accident at the Indiana State Fair when a strong gust of wind blew over the stage, killing seven people.

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