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Chesney adds shows

Monday, January 14, 2013 – Kenny Chesney added 28 new dates for his 2013 No Shoes Nation' Tou today.

The 46-date 'No Shoes Nation' Tour begins March 16 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa and ends at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass. on Aug. 24.

"The fans are the foundation of 'No Shoes Nation,'" Chesney said. "They built it from the ground up, and they built it with heart, passion and the love of life and music, and I can't wait to feel that connection again when we kick off the tour in March and throughout the summer of 2013."

Tour dates are:


Saturday, Mar 16 -- Tampa, FL - Raymond James Stadium^
Thursday, Mar 21 -- Albany, NY -- Times Union Arena ##
Friday Mar 22-23 -- Uncasville, CT -- Mohegan Sun Arena ##
Thursday, Apr 4 -- Lafayette, LA - Cajundome ##
Friday Apr 5 -- TX -- Venue TBA ##
Thursday, Apr 11 -- Orange Beach, AL -- The Amphitheater At The Wharf ##
Saturday, Apr 13 -- Fort Lauderdale, FL -- Rock The Ocean's Tortuga Music Festival ##
Friday Apr 19-20 -- Las Vegas, NV -- The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino ##
Thursday, Apr 25 -- Grand Rapids, MI -- Van Andel Arena ##
Friday Apr 26 -- Peoria, IL -- Peoria Civic Center ##
Saturday, Apr 27 -- Des Moines, IA -- Wells Fargo Arena ##
Saturday, May 4 -- Columbia, SC - Williams Brice Stadium*
Saturday, May 11 -- Dallas, TX -- Dallas Cowboys Stadium^
Thursday, May 16 -- Fort Wayne, IN -- Allen County War Memorial Coliseum ##
Saturday, May 18 -- Milwaukee, WI -- Miller Park^
Thursday, May 23 -- Raleigh, NC -- Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion ##
Saturday, May 25 -- Landover, MD -- FedExField^
Thursday, May 30 -- Boise, ID -- Taco Bell Arena ##
Saturday, Jun 1 - Seattle, WA CenturyLink Field^
Thursday, Jun 6 -- Virginia Beach, VA -- Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach ##
Saturday, Jun 8 -- Philadelphia, PA -- Lincoln Financial Field^
Thursday, Jun 13 -- Indianapolis, IN -- Klipsch Music Center ##
Saturday, Jun 15 -- Kansas City, MO -- Arrowhead Stadium^
Thursday, Jun 20 -- Cuyahoga Falls, OH -- Blossom Music Center ##
Saturday, Jun 22 -- Pittsburgh, PA - Heinz Field^
Thursday, Jun 27 -- St. Louis, MO -- Verizon Wireless Amphitheater ##
Friday Jun 28 -- Cincinnati, OH -- Riverbend Music Center ##
Saturday, Jun 29 -- Columbus, OH Crew Stadium^
Saturday, Jul 6 -- Prince Edward Island, NS -- Cavendish Beach Music Festival ##
Friday Jul 12 -- Minneapolis, MN -- Target Field* Sun. Jul 14 -- Craven, SK -- Craven Country Jamboree ##
Thursday, Jul 18 -- Salt Lake City, UT -- USANA Amphitheater ##
Saturday, Jul 20 -- Denver, CO -- Sports Authority Field at Mile High^ Wed. Jul 24 -- Fresno, CA -- Savemart Center ##
Thursday, Jul 25 -- Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheater ##
Saturday, Jul 27 -- Anaheim, CA -- Angels Stadium^
Thursday, Aug 1 -- Charlotte, NC -- Verizon Wireless Amphitheater ##
Saturday, Aug 3 - Atlanta, GA -- Georgia Dome*
Saturday, Aug 10 -- East Rutherford, NJ -- MetLife Stadium^
Thursday, Aug 15 -- Toronto, ON -- Molson Canadian Amphitheatre ##
Saturday, Aug 17 -- Detroit, MI -- Ford Field^ Wed. Aug 21 -- Canandaigua, NY - CMAC ##
Friday Aug 23 - Saturday, Aug. 24. -- Foxboro, MA -- Gillette Stadium^ ##

## - newly announced shows.
* with Zac Brown Band, Eli Young Band, and Kacey Musgraves
^ with Eric Church, Eli Young Band and Kacey Musgraves
~ with Eli Young Band and Kacey Musgraves

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