Tuesday, December 17, 2019
– Kenny Chesney announced on Tuesday that he would play 18 amphitheatre shows this year.
That is in addition to the 22 stadium shows already announced as part of his Chillaxification Tour.
Michael Franti & Spearhead will open the shows.
"As crazy and awesome as the stadium shows are - and there's nothing like them - there is a vibe to the amphitheater shows that only happens in those places," Chesney said. "You look out at the lawn, you see everybody coming together, singing the songs - and it's this community that feels so close."
"I think everyone likes when we change things up," Chesney said. "The shows are different. We make sure we play all the same songs, but there's a looseness in the amphitheaters - and with only two acts, there's also a different kind of intensity. Bringing Michael Franti & Spearhead is going to keep the energy up in a big way, and No Shoes Nation is going to really love them."
"There's been so much speculation about which cities we were going to hit for these smaller shows," Chesney said. "I figured we should go ahead and let people know where we're gonna be. I know folks make plans, and rather than make people guess, it just makes sense to go ahead and let you know."
Fans can first purchase tickets beginning Friday, Jan. 24, 2020 for select cities as part of Live Nation's Country Megaticket.
Tour dates are
May 7 Coral Sky Amphitheater West Palm Beach, Fla.
May 13 BankPlus Amphitheater Southaven, Miss.
May 14 Brandon Amphitheater Brandon, Miss.
May 28 Blossom Music Center Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
June 4 Coastal Credit Union Music Park Raleigh, N.C.
June 11 Walmart AMP Rogers, Ark.
June 17 Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater Virginia Beach, Va.
June 18 Jiffy Lube Live Bristow, Va.
June 25 PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte, N.C.
July 2-3 Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys Lake Tahoe, Calif.
July 23 Ruoff Music Center Noblesville, Ind.
July 29 Isleta Amphitheater Albuquerque, N.M.
July 30 Ak-Chin Pavilion Phoenix, Ariz.
Aug. 5 Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater Boise, Idaho
Aug. 6 USANA Amphitheatre Salt Lake City, Utah
Aug. 20 St. Joseph's Health Amphitheater at Lakeview Syracuse, N.Y.
Aug. 26 Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia, Md.