Kenny Chesney is once again postponing his tour, originally scheduled for 2020, until 2022. After the Tennessee native announced last year that he was postponing what was going to be the Chillaxification Tour until 2021, he has now decided to move the tour again, this time until next year.
Chesney made the decision to move the tour, due to different COVID-19 protocols, which vary throughout the country.
“We have waited for so long, I can’t play knowing I would disappoint a portion of No Shoes Nation who wouldn’t be able to get into the stadiums and the amphitheaters,” Chesney says in a statement explaining his decision. “There’s no way around that this year. As much I hate postponing further, I would hate telling people who waited we won’t be able to let them come due to capacity restrictions. That’s just not fair.”
While Chesney originally planned on having the Chillaxification Tour in 2021, with Florida Georgia Line, Old Dominion and Michael Franti & Spearhead serving as his opening acts, the singer-songwriter says the tour will have an entirely new name, and a new lineup as well.
When Chesney announced he was postponing his 2020 tour, he said he was determined to keep all 120 of his employees paid, even if it meant drastically changing his lifestyle.
“It’s a lot of money,” Chesney told the Los Angeles Times. “A lot of money. The initial shock of it, I looked at the numbers and went, ‘Oh my God, this is overwhelming.’ And, look, it’s affecting my life — I’m not gonna say it’s not. But I had to make a decision if I was gonna keep my lifestyle the way it was or if I’m gonna take care of my people.”
See a complete list of stadiums that Chesney will include in his upcoming tour below. Dates and more details will be announced shortly. Keep track of updates at KennyChesney.com.
Kenny Chesney 2021 Stadiums, Cities and States for 2022
Raymond James, Stadium Tampa, Fla.
American Family Field, Milwaukee, Wis.
Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tenn.
Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Ga.
GEHA Field at Arrowhead, Kansas City, Mo.
U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minn.
Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pa.
Soldier Field, Chicago, Ill.
Bobcat Stadium, Bozeman, Mont.
Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Mo.
Lumen Field, Seattle, Wash.
SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, Calif.
Empower Field at Mile High, Denver, Colo.
AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
Ford Field, Detroit, Mich.
MetLife Stadium East, Rutherford, N.J.
Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass.