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Chesney adds Louisville date

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 – With 11 stadiums on the books for Kenny Chesney's 2016 Spread the Love Tour, Chesney added a show in Kentucky.

Chesney will play Louisville's Papa John's Cardinal Stadium on May 28.

"You don't wanna overdo the stadium thing to where it's not special," Chesney said. "But being outside in Louisville is one of those places where the music hits the night, and it's not the same as being inside. As we're looking at the routings and our history, I'm really glad we're gonna be playing Cardinal Stadium 'cause as great as the Yum! Center was, I think we're gonna top that show."

The tour kicks off April 23 at Auburn's Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala. The last announced tour date is Aug. 20 in East Rutherford, N.J.at MetLife Stadium.

"Last year, we stripped things back, and we really learned how to push the energy between us and the crowd," Chesney said. "So getting ready for this year, we're gonna keep the music a big part of it, and how the fans lean into those songs - the singing, cheering, dancing - so it's all about that. When you see Miranda (Lambert), Sam (Hunt) and Old Dominion - you know those are all people who take connecting with the audience through their songs as seriously as I do."

More dates will be added.

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