Kenny Chesney Adds Amphitheater Dates To 2020 Chillaxification Tour
Kenny Chesney’s 2020 Chillaxification Tour just got even bigger. The superstar just announced the addition of 18 amphitheater shows to…
Kenny Chesney; Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images for CMT
Kenny Chesney’s 2020 Chillaxification Tour just got even bigger.
The superstar just announced the addition of 18 amphitheater shows to his already massive tour, which also includes 22 previously announced stadium dates with special guests Florida Georgia Line, Old Dominion and Michael Franti & Spearhead.
Michael Franti & Spearhead will join Chesney on the amphitheater dates, which kick-off May 7 at West Palm Beach’s Coral Sky Amphitheater.
“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 says. “You look out at the lawn, you see everybody coming together, singing the songs – and it’s this community that feels so close.”
Chesney’s now 40-date Chillaxification Tour is his biggest in years. The eight-time Entertainer of the Year is thrilled to mix in these smaller shows, which he says allow him to cut loose a bit.
“I think everyone likes when we change things up,” Chesney shares. “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.”
Tickets for select amphitheater shows go on sale beginning Jan. 24, 2020 as part of Live Nation’s Country Megaticket. Fans can visit www.Megaticket.com for additional details. Ticket on-sale dates for the remaining shows will be announced individually.
“There’s been so much speculation about which cities we were going to hit for these smaller shows,” Chesney explains. “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.”
Kenny Chesney’s Chillaxification 2020 Dates
April 18 AT&T Stadium Arlington, Texas
April 25 Miller Park Milwaukee, Wis.
May 2 U.S. Bank Stadium Minneapolis, Minn.
May 7* Coral Sky Amphitheater West Palm Beach, Fla.
May 9 Raymond James Stadium Tampa, Fla.
May 13* BankPlus Amphitheater Southaven, Miss.
May 14* Brandon Amphitheater Brandon, Miss.
May 16 Mercedes-Benz Stadium Atlanta, Ga.
May 22 Minute Maid Park Houston, Texas
May 23 The Alamodome San Antonio, Texas
May 28* Blossom Music Center Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
May 30 Heinz Field Pittsburgh, Pa.
June 4* Coastal Credit Union Music Park Raleigh, N.C.
June 6 Lincoln Financial Field Philadelphia, Pa.
June 11* Walmart AMP Rogers, Ark.
June 13 Busch Stadium St. Louis, Mo.
June 17* Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater Virginia Beach, Va.
June 18* Jiffy Lube Live Bristow, Va.
June 20** Ohio Stadium Columbus, Ohio
June 25* PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte, N.C.
June 27 Nissan Stadium Nashville, Tenn.
July 2* Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys Lake Tahoe, Calif.
July 3* Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys Lake Tahoe, Calif.
July 5 Bobcat Stadium Bozeman, Mont.
July 11 Arrowhead Stadium Kansas City, Mo.
July 18 CenturyLink Field Seattle, Wash.
July 23* Ruoff Music Center Noblesville, Ind.
July 25 Soldier Field Chicago, Ill.
July 29* Isleta Amphitheater Albuquerque, N.M.
July 30* Ak-Chin Pavilion Phoenix, Ariz.
August 1 SoFi Stadium Los Angeles, Calif.
August 5* Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater Boise, Idaho
August 6* USANA Amphitheatre Salt Lake City, Utah
August 8 Empower Field at Mile High Denver, Colo.
August 15 Ford Field Detroit, Mich.
August 20* St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview Syracuse, N.Y.
August 22 MetLife Stadium East Rutherford, N.J.
August 26* Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia, Md.
August 28 Gillette Stadium Foxborough, Mass.
August 29 Gillette Stadium Foxborough, Mass.
Stadium Dates to Feature Florida Georgia Line, Old Dominion and Michael Franti & Spearhead
* Denotes Amphitheater Dates, Featuring Special Guest Michael Franti & Spearhead
** June 20 Show Features Florida Georgia Line, Kane Brown, Brett Young, Gabby Barrett and Tyler Rich
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