American kids, get ready — Kenny Chesney’s comin’ ’round again next summer.
Chesney, one of country music’s mega-superstars, released his 15th studio album, The Big Revival earlier this summer. Now, to support this release, Chesney will be taking to the road once again in an extended multi-city tour which currently numbers 16 stadium stops and is expected to add more — including a start in Nashville on March 26, his 47th birthday.
Eleven of these announced stops — Santa Clara, Calif.; Arlington, Texas; Green Bay, Wis.; Seattle; Minneapolis; Pasadena, Calif.; Kansas City, Mo.; Denver; East Rutherford, N.J.; and two shows in Foxborough, Mass. — will feature Jason Aldean as a co-headliner, while Eric Church joins in on five stops — Indianapolis; Pittsburgh; Atlanta; Philadelphia and Detroit.
In addition to the stadium stops, Chesney will also headline at the three multi-day Country Superfest shows — Bayou, in Baton Rouge, La.; Florida, in Jacksonville; and the new to the calendar Buckeye, in Columbus, Ohio — along with numerous other country music notables.
Chesney is no stranger to touring. His past tours have consistently sold out high-capacity outdoor stadiums; he’s a six-time winner of Billboard magazine’s Touring Award for Top Package Tour, and he has toured every year but one since 2001 (this year was the one year he did not take to the road).
On a recent appearance on ABC’s Good Morning America, Chesney explained why this particular tour will be announced in bits and pieces instead of all at once. “Because of the number of artists we’re pulling into this tour, the roll out is a little trickier, but I think it’s going to be worth the wait and the finding out,” he said, as reported by concert website Pollstar.
He promises fans a good time, regardless of the show they go to. “I promise everybody who’s coming out rocks hard, and understands turning a crowd on,” he said on his GMA appearance.