Not Being Able to Tour Right Now Makes Kenny Chesney “Feel a Little Strange and a Little Lost”

Not Being Able to Tour Right Now Makes Kenny Chesney “Feel a Little Strange and a Little Lost”

Kenny Chesney planned to kick off his 2020 Chillaxification Tour on April 18 in Arlington, Texas. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 11 dates on the tour—from April 18 to May 28—were scrapped.

The pandemic, however, didn’t stop Kenny from dropping his 19th studio album, Here and Now, on May 1.

Now, Kenny is looking forward to rebooting his Chillaxification Tour, which is tentatively slated to kick off on May 30 in Pittsburgh. As Kenny told Kix Brooks of American Country Countdown, he and his road family “feel a little strange and a little lost” right now.

“I truly do miss [touring],” says Kenny. “You know, this is the time of year where we’re all real busy, and there’s a great new energy of starting another tour, and going down the highway with all of your road family, and seeing your fans that care about this music. Right now, we’ve been forced to not do that, and it feels strange. I think the fans—and I think I speak for my whole road family when I say, ‘We feel a little lost.’ But, we’re cautiously optimistic . . . but, I’m not gonna lie to you, we all feel a little strange and a little lost because this is the time of year where we get to celebrate music and celebrate our love for one another, and that’s how we look at it, and we don’t get to do that right now.”

Chillaxification Tour

  • May 30 | Heinz Field | Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • June 4 | Coastal Credit Union Music | Park Raleigh, N.C.
  • June 6 | Lincoln Financial Field | Philadelphia, Pa.
  • June 11 | Walmart AMP | Rogers, Ark.
  • June 13 | Busch Stadium | St. Louis, Mo.
  • June 17 | Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater | Virginia Beach, Va.
  • June 18 | Jiffy Lube Live | Bristow, Va.
  • June 20 | Ohio Stadium | Columbus, Ohio
  • June 25 | ENC Music Pavilion | Charlotte, N.C.
  • June 27 | Nissan Stadium | Nashville, Tenn.
  • July 2 | Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys | Lake Tahoe, Calif.
  • July 3 | Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys | Lake Tahoe, Calif.
  • July 5 | Bobcat Stadium | Bozeman, MT
  • July 11 | Arrowhead Stadium | Kansas City, Mo.
  • July 18 | Centurylink Field | Seattle
  • July 23 | Ruoff Music Center | Noblesville, Ind.
  • July 25 | Soldier Field | Chicago, Ill.
  • July 29 | Isleta Amphitheater | Albuquerque, N.M.
  • July 30 | Ak-Chin Pavilion | Phoenix, Ariz.
  • Aug. 1 | SoFi Stadium | Inglewood, Calif.
  • Aug. 5 | Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater | Boise, Idaho
  • Aug. 6 | USANA Amphitheatre | Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Aug. 8 | Empower Field at Mile High | Denver, Colo.
  • Aug. 15 | Ford Field | Detroit, Mich.
  • Aug. 20 | St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview | Syracuse, N.Y.
  • Aug. 22 | MetLife Stadium | East Rutherford, NJ
  • Aug. 26 | Merriweather Post Pavilion | Columbia, Md.
  • Aug. 28 | Gillette Stadium | Foxboro, Mass.
  • Aug. 29 | Gillette Stadium | Foxboro, Mass.

photo by Tammie Arroyo,


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