Taking the Music to the Fans with More Cities + Venues
Focusing on smaller venues and markets circuitously impacted by his large stadium excursions, Kenny Chesney sought to make his Songs for the Saints 2019 Tour mirror the intimacy its namesake album. Inspired by the resilience the individuals round him, Chesney doubles down on the human connection for his 2019 tour by in search of these members No Shoes Nation who’ve spent the previous decade and a half making the journey to stadium markets for what’s now a summer time custom.
“No Shoes Nation rocked me so onerous final summer time,” Chesney says his record-shattering Trip Around the Sun Tour, “and so they jogged my memory how rather more these songs turn into whenever you play them for the individuals who stay inside them day-after-day. I really like every little thing in regards to the members No Shoes Nation, so to alter issues up, I believed, ‘Why not deliver the music to them?’”
The songwriter/celebrity from East Tennessee whom Variety referred to as, “Country music’s solely true long-term stadium act” and The Wall Street Journal deemed, “The King the Road” introduced 11 arenas in what, for an artist who does 18, 19, 20+ stadiums a 12 months, may look like outlying markets. With the response being so sturdy, he provides one other half-dozen cities past the plain to his Songs for the Saints 2019 Tour.
“We have performed the stadium in Louisville a number of instances, however in actually taking a look at this notion, I needed to offer them one thing extra intimate,” Chesney explains. “This tour goes to essentially really feel like a membership present – and put the music entrance and heart. It’s why we’re going to Oklahoma City, Albany, Lincoln and Jacksonville subsequent 12 months. Go to No Shoes Nation, and produce them the songs the place they stay.”
Setting and ten breaking his personal information with 2018’s Trip Around the Sun Tour – together with over one million followers at Foxborough’s Gillette Stadium and turning into the only biggest-seller at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium – the eight-time Country Music Association and Academy Country Music Entertainer the Year took his time deciding how he needed his 2019 tour to roll out. Having merged amphitheaters with 19 stadiums, it was a block buster 12 months. Rather than do extra the identical, Chesney determined to do one thing completely out the field.
“We know easy methods to do stadiums, and we love the push these exhibits,” permits the person who simply notched his 30th No. 1. “But you by no means need to get to the place you’re taking it without any consideration, otherwise you’re so used to it, it’s simply what you do. There’s an actual intimacy even in arenas that you just don’t have in a stadium, and it’s one thing we’ve not had for some time. To me, it’s a complete different canvas for us – and I’m psyched about it.”
Kicking f April 4th at Louisville’s KFC Yum! Center, the tour will transfer aggressively by means of May. Designed for markets that will not have stadiums, however nonetheless have heaps coronary heart, Songs for the Saints 2019 Tour displays the non-public sentiment that defines the album the identical title. More dates are anticipated to be introduced.
2019 Tour Dates:
April four Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
April 5 Champaign, IL State Farm Center
April 6 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
April 12 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
April 13 Jacksonville, FL Daily’s Place
April 18 Washington, DC The Anthem
April 25 Charleston, SC Volvo Car Stadium
April 26 Tallahassee, FL Donald L Tucker Civic Center
April 27 Orange Beach, AL The Wharf
May 2 Columbia, MO Mizzou Arena
May three Wichita, KS INTRUST Bank Arena
May four Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Arena
May 9 Albany, NY Times Union Arena
May 10 Wilkes-Barre, PA Mohegan Sun Arena
May 11 Atlantic City, NJ Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena
May 17 Sioux Falls, SD Denny Sanford Premier Center
May 18 Lincoln, NE Pinnacle Bank Arena
May 25 Tuscaloosa, AL Tuscaloosa Amphitheater