Chesney takes a Trip Around the Sun
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
– Kenny Chesney returns to the stadium circuit in 2018 with 18 shows announced as part of the Trip Around the Sun Tour.
The tour kicks April 21 in Tampa, Fla. And winds up Aug. 24 at Chesney's home away from home, Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass. Foxboro was the only stadium shows that Chesney played this year.
With "Live from No Shoes Nation," the 30-song live recording hitting streets Oct. 27, tickets for the Trip Around The Sun Tour begin with pre-sale today and general sales on Oct. 27. Tickets will be available at Chesney's web site.
"Listening to all those tapes of all those shows led to 'Live in No Shoes Nation,'" Chesney said. "And playing those two nights in Foxboro this year made me really want to get out there with all the people who live this music. We have so much fun, so much life, so many memories - all tied up in these shows and these songs - I am ready to get out there and kick into another summer where we can all celebrate how lucky we are to love life and be able to come together."
Thomas Rhett, Old Dominion and artist/songwriter Brandon Lay ("Speakers, Bleachers and Preachers") will open the shows.
"There's nothing like a stadium full of people coming together to remind you what life's about," Chesney said. "The energy, the moments, the fun. Every single one of these artists who're coming out with us for Trip Around the Sun live their lives the exact same way: they work hard, they appreciate what they're given and they love music every bit as much as they love life. I, personally, can't wait to see this show hit the road."
Tour dates are:
April 21 Raymond James Stadium Tampa, FL
April 28 Miller Park Milwaukee, WI
May 5 US Bank Stadium Minneapolis, MN
May 19 AT&T Stadium Arlington, TX
May 26 Mercedes-Benz Stadium Atlanta, GA
June 2 Heinz Field Pittsburgh, PA
June 9 Lincoln Financial Field Philadelphia, PA
June 16 Mapfre Stadium Columbus, OH
June 23 Chase Field Phoenix, AZ
June 30 Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium Denver, CO
July 7 Centurylink Field Seattle, WA.
July 14 Arrowhead Stadium Kansas City, MO
July 21 Busch Stadium Saint Louis, MO
July 28 Soldier Field Chicago, IL
Aug. 4 Ford Field Detroit, MI
Aug. 11 Nissan Stadium Nashville, TN
Aug. 18 MetLife Stadium East Rutherford, NJ
Aug. 24 Gillette Stadium Foxboro, MA
The Gillette show will have Dierks Bentley, the Brothers Osborne and Brandon Lay.
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