Touring With Kenny Chesney Is a ‘Bucket List Moment’ For Florida Georgia Line
In just a few short months, Florida Georgia Line will join Kenny Chesney on what is undoubtedly one of this…
Florida Georgia Line; Photo by Andrew Wendowski, Kenny Chesney; Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images for CMT
In just a few short months, Florida Georgia Line will join Kenny Chesney on what is undoubtedly one of this summer’s hottest tours – the Chillaxification 2020 Tour.
Kicking off Saturday, April 18 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, the stadium portion of the trek will include stops at 20 major stadiums across the U.S., with FGL joining Chesney at each of them.
For Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard, the chance to join Chesney on the road is a major career highlight as they have been fans of the superstar for years.
“Well, being asked to go on tour with Chesney was a bucket list moment for us, no doubt,” Kelley recently shared. “I mean we both grew up listening to Kenny, you know, as kids, and obviously he’s a legend but still doing it at a great level, at a high level.”
On top of having a good time on the road, Kelley said he hopes to take a few notes from how Chesney runs his camp throughout the summer.
“And he’s somebody that we’ve been learning from, we wanna learn more from,” the “Blessings” singer explained. “He’s been doing stadiums for like 15 or 20 years, which is crazy when you think about it.”
Chesney and FGL will be joined by Old Dominion and Michael Franti & Spearhead on the stadium dates of the tour. Fans can visit FGL’s website for details on tickets.
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