Kenny Chesney Postpones Start of 2020 Chillaxification Tour
Kenny Chesney is taking no chances — he's postponing 11 dates of his 2020 Chillaxification Tour due to concerns of coronavirus.
Florida Georgia Line, Old Dominion and Michael Franti & Spearhead are support acts for the tour. The 11 postponed shows include the April 18 tour kickoff in Arlington, Texas, through the May 28 show in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. No reschedule dates have been announced yet. A full list of Chesney's tour dates can be found below.
"You can’t take risks without really understanding the consequences," Chesney says. "In times of uncertainty, I won’t take chances with those I love. I can’t imagine, as much as we love being out there playing for the fans, being able to do that through the worry our nation is experiencing."
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"So, while we wait to see how this terrible virus is going to impact our country, I think it’s only fair to move these first several dates now. We are figuring some of this out as we go, but I know people buy airline tickets, book hotel rooms — and I wanted to try to give everyone as much time to sort that out as possible."
Thursday afternoon's (March 12) announcement came shortly after Dan + Shay announced their full 2020 spring tour would be postponed. Earlier this week, Zac Brown Band postponed their spring tour due to concerns of coronavirus. A full list of events and tours that have postponed or canceled can be found below Chesney's dates.
The coronavirus has threatened and canceled many public gatherings in America over the last week, including the NBA, NHL and MLB seasons. SXSW and Stagecoach have also been canceled or postponed.
Kenny Chesney's Chillaxification 2020 Tour Dates:
April 18 -- Arlington, Texas @ AT&T Stadium — POSTPONED
April 25 -- Milwaukee, Wisc. @ Miller Park — POSTPONED
May 2 -- Minneapolis, Minn. @ U.S. Bank Stadium — POSTPONED
May 7 -- West Palm Beach, Fla. @ iThink Financial Amphitheatre — POSTPONED
May 9 -- Tampa, Fla. @ Raymond James Stadium — POSTPONED
May 13 -- Southaven, Miss. @ BankPus Amphitheater — POSTPONED
May 14 -- Brandon, Miss. @ BankPlus Amphitheater — POSTPONED
May 16 -- Atlanta, Ga. @ Mercedes-Benz Stadium — POSTPONED
May 22 -- Houston, Texas @ Minute Maid Park — POSTPONED
May 23 -- San Antonio, Texas @ The Alamodome — POSTPONED
May 28 -- Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio @ Blossom Music Center — POSTPONED
May 30 -- Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Heinz Field
June 6 -- Philadelphia, Pa. @ Lincoln Financial Field
June 13 -- St. Louis, Mo. @ Busch Stadium
June 20 -- Columbus, Ohio @ Ohio Stadium
June 27 -- Nashville, Tenn. @ Nissan Stadium
July 11 -- Kansas City, Mo. @ Arrowhead Stadium
July 18 -- Seattle, Wash. @ CenturyLink Field
July 25 -- Chicago, Ill. @ Soldier Field
Aug. 1 -- Inglewood, Calif. @ SoFi Stadium
Aug. 8 -- Denver, Colo. @ Empower Field at Mile High
Aug. 15 -- Detroit, Mich. @ Ford Field
Aug. 22 -- East Rutherford, N.J. @ MetLife Stadium
Aug. 28 -- Foxborough, Mass. @ Gillette Stadium
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