Kenny Chesney Postpones Entire Chillaxification 2020 Tour

Country superstar Kenny Chesney has been forced to postpone his 2020 Chillaxification Tour. The eight-time Entertainer of the Year shared…


Lauren Jo Black

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May 14, 2020


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Kenny Chesney; Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images for CMT

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.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.