Country superstar Kenny Chesney has been forced to postpone his 2020 Chillaxification Tour. The eight-time Entertainer of the Year shared the disappointing news with fans on Thursday (May 14) in a heartfelt social media post.
In his letter to fans, Chesney explained the decision to postpone the tour and promised fans he and his team would soon reveal dates for his 2021 run.
See his statement below.
We have done everything possible…
and things I’m not even sure we would’ve thought of three months ago.
Myself and my team have talked to
medical experts, city commissioners, team owners, building staffs, the NFL, often daily,
because coming out to play for you is everything to us.
When we postponed our first wave of shows,
no one would’ve imagined we’d be here today…
Still wondering, still uncertain.
But as I said when we postponed those first dates,
I will not take chances with people I care about.
I’ve laid awake many nights thinking about this,
not wanting to disappoint all the people who are with us every summer…
some who fly from all over the country to meet up,
people who’re coming for the first time…
friends who’ve met at the tailgate or the Sandbar.
No Shoes Nation is not just people buying a ticket to a show,
and I know that.
I care, because you guys care so very much.
But that’s exactly why…
1) I wanted to tell you guys first
2) I hate everything about what I’m about to say
No one has tried harder than my team
to make the 2020 Chillaxification Tour a reality…
Sadly, we can’t find a way to make it safe,
to navigate water that’s just not getting any clearer.
For that reason,
we have to postpone this year’s tour.
We are hoping to have the entire schedule for 2021 finalized quickly.
Right now, though, it’s you and me
and that’s what matters.
Original tickets are automatically valid for a rescheduled show date.
If you have tickets to a postponed show, refund options will be available
at the time a rescheduled show date is announced.
Chesney’s 2020 Chillaxification Tour was set to feature Florida Georgia Line, Old Dominion and Michael Franti & Spearhead.
The news of the tour postponement comes just days after Chesney celebrated the chart-topping success of his new album, Here and Now.