Kenny Chesney Says He ‘Can’t Wait’ To Make His Return To Stadiums For His Just-Announced Sun Goes Down 2024 Tour

The country star has invited a group of old friends and new to join him on the summer trek.


Madeleine O’Connell

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November 7, 2023

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After spending this past spring and early summer celebrating his catalog of music by performing in arenas across the country on his I Go Back 2023 Tour, Kenny Chesney is ready to make his return to stadiums. The only country artist to be on Billboard’s Top 10 Touring Artists of the Last 25 Years for the past 14 years has just announced that beginning in April, he will be hitting the road for his Sun Goes Down 2024 headlining tour.  

This upcoming trek is named after Chesney’s multiple-week No. 1, “When the Sun Goes Down,” which also appears as the title of his eighth studio album in 2004

“I wanted a name that suggested – obviously – when all the good stuff starts to happen. The one thing I’ve learned about No Shoes Nation and these stadium shows is they start the good times early and they just keep it going,” Chesney says of his 2024 tour name. “But we all know, when the sun goes down, that’s when people really get loose and enjoy themselves.”

Special Guests To Include Old And New Friends

The warm weather anthem was originally recorded with fellow country singer/songwriter Uncle Kracker, who has been tapped to join Chesney as a special guest on his next tour alongside 2023 CMA Song of the Year and New Artist nominee Megan Moroney and multiple GRAMMY-winning Zac Brown Band. Plus, according to a recent press release regarding the trek, there are a few other major surprises in store as well. 

“That was the thing about Uncle Kracker and my song. It captured a vibe and a moment so perfectly. No matter how much fun you’re having all day long, ‘everything gets hotter when the sun goes down…’ I know from years of experience that’s true,” Chesney continued.  “So, I can’t wait to get back out there, stadium-sized ’cause there’s nothing like 60,000 members of No Shoes Nation singing these songs. It’s gonna be awesome.”

Bringing High Energy To Stadiums Across The Country

Kenny Chesney; Photo by Allister Ann
Kenny Chesney; Photo by Allister Ann

Kicking off April 20, 2024 at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium, the Sun Goes Down tour will run through August 23, when Chesney will wrap things up with his longstanding tradition of closing out the tour in a venue he has played to well over a million people – Foxborough, Mass.’s Gillette Stadium. 

Presented by Blue Chair Bay® Rum, the Sun Goes Down 2024 Tour is expected to bring his high energy stage presence along with the beloved tunes back to America’s favorite stadiums. Having this group of old friends and new come along for the ride will take the summertime concert run to a whole new level.

 “Zac Brown Band understands high-energy country, the same way Alabama did, and they’ve got our friend Caroline Jones in their line-up now, too,” Chesney says of the group joining as direct support. “Megan Moroney isn’t just one of the smart new voices in country, she’s really bringing a sense of heart and joy to the music – and I’m fired up to be bringing her out to No Shoes Nation.
“And Uncle Kracker has been part of so many fun times, crazy moments and memories made, it always kicks things up a notch when he’s out there with us. So, it really is old friends, new friends and a whole lotta love.”

Tickets for these major stadium shows will go on-sale next Friday, Nov. 17. For more information, visit Kenny Chesney’s official website HERE

Kenny Chesney; Photo by Allister Ann_
Kenny Chesney; Photo by Allister Ann_

Kenny Chesney’s Sun Goes Down 2024 Tour Dates:

April 2024

20 – Tampa, Fla. – Raymond James Stadium
27 – Charlotte, N.C. – Bank of America Stadium

May 2024

4 – Minneapolis, Minn. – U.S. Bank Stadium
11 – Arlington, Texas – AT&T Stadium
18 – Atlanta, Ga. – Mercedes-Benz Stadium
25 – Landover, Md. – FedExField

June 2024

1 – Pittsburgh, Pa. – Acrisure Stadium
8 – Philadelphia, Pa. – Lincoln Financial Field
15 – Chicago, Ill. – Soldier Field
22 – Milwaukee, Wisc. – American Family Field

July 2024

6 – Kansas City, Mo. – GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium
13 –  Seattle, Wash. – Lumen Field
20 – Los Angeles, Calif. – SoFi Stadium
27 – Denver, Colo. – Empower Field at Mile High Stadium

August 2024

3 – Nashville, Tenn. – Nissan Stadium
10 – Detroit, Mich. – Ford Field
17 – East Rutherford, N.J. – MetLife Stadium
23 – Foxborough, Mass. – Gillette Stadium

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.