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Second leg of Kenny Chesney "The Road & The Radio" tour

Tuesday, March 14, 2006 – Kenny Chesney announced a second leg of The Road & The Radio Tour, which will start in June in Indiana and end there in September.

"It's a funny thing about these kinda towns," said Chesney. "They may not be big or flashy, but they're like where I come from: real basic, pretty simple and all heart. The people that live in those places, that come from those kinds of towns, they remind you about everything that's good about folks, so it's great to be able to start our next leg right smack in the middle of it all."

Chesney also will hit stadiums, starting with Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass., July 16.

Dierks Bentley will join Chesney for the entire second leg of the tour with Carrie Underwood providing the third slot on most of the dates.

"Having Dierks and Sugarland on the first half of the year sets the bar pretty high," said Chesney. "So for the summer, I knew we were gonna need to come up with something pretty special. Dierks actually had that opening slot, so he's a natural as he's coming into his own to be out here with us... and when we started looking around for someone who all the people who've been coming to see us, who have some pretty high expectations, we knew we needed someone who'd really stand out. Needless to say, I think Carrie Underwood's the real deal... and I'm psyched she's gonna be on the road with us."

Tour dates are:

June 1Evansville, IN
June 2-3Grand Rapids, MI
June 4Ft. Wayne, IN
June 15Phoenix
June 16Las Vegas
June 18San Diego
June 21Salt Lake City, UT
June 29Greenville, S.C.
July 4Milwaukee
July 6Louisville
July 14New York
July 16Foxboro, Mass.
July 20Memphis
July 27Hartford, Conn.
July 28Bristow, VA
July 30Pittsburgh
Aug. 3Madison, Wisc.
Aug. 5Detroit Lakes, Minn.
Aug. 10Charlotte, N.C.
Aug. 11Raleigh, N.C.
Aug. 13Virginia Beach, Va.
Aug. 17Birmingham, Ala.
Aug. 19Atlanta
Aug. 24Cleveland
Sept. 1St Louis
Sept. 3Noblesville, Ind.

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