Kenny Chesney has long been the king of the road, selling record-breaking numbers of tickets at stadiums across the country. But for his 2019 tour, the singer has decided to scale things back, hitting smaller venues in cities he doesn’t normally visit.
“I wanted to change it up,” said the performer in a press release. “Last year was so intense, and amazing. No Shoes Nation took it to a whole other level, and they blew all of us away. It was the kind of energy you don’t take for granted. So when we started thinking about next year, they made me wanna come to them. Rather than the massive two-day set-up, make everyone come to a stadium away from their homes, I wanted to go to where the fans live… strip things back a bit, and make it a little more intimate.”
“I love reaching to the very top, the very back of a football stadium, but I also love the idea of really being able to see the back of the room,” he added.
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Last year, @noshoesnation took it to a whole other level and they blew all of us away. It was the kind of energy you don’t take for granted. So when we started thinking about next year, they made me wanna come to them. Rather than the massive two-day set-up, make everyone come to a stadium away from their homes, I wanted to go to where the fans live, strip things back a bit, and make it a little more intimate. I’m fired up for 2019. First set of dates at kennychesney.com #songsforthesaintstour
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In support of his new album, Songs for the Saints, Chesney will pull things back and focus on the heartland of America, giving fans an entirely new kind of show.
“Sometimes it’s about stripping things back, and creating a different kind of experience,” he shared. “Making Songs for the Saints really showed me the power of bringing things closer to the heart. For me, I wanted 2019 on the road to get the music to the fans, right where they live, and as always, my team figured out exactly how to help me do that.”
“This is the kind of thing you do for passion,” Chesney added. “To rein things in a bit, change up the way we present the music, I know these songs will show us things they don’t when we’re in those massive stadiums. I never worry about the energy or the passion, but I think the songs are different depending on where you play them. So I’m fired up for 2019.”
This isn’t the first time Chesney hoped to change things up. After leaving his longtime label home, the singer signed a new record deal with Warner Music Nashville. The first project out of the gate, he decided, would be a philanthropic effort that helped aid the recovery efforts in his beloved Virgin Islands.
Check out the first round of dates for Kenny Cheney’s Songs for the Saints Tour and pick up your copy of Songs for the Saints HERE. Look for more tour dates in the coming weeks.
Songs for the Saints 2019 Tour
Champaign, IL – State Farm Center
Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum
Washington, DC – The Anthem
Tallahassee, FL – Donald L Tucker Civic Center
Orange Beach, AL – The Wharf
Columbia, MO – Mizzou Arena
Wichita, KS – INTRUST Bank Arena
Wilkes-Barre, PA – Mohegan Sun Arena
Atlantic City, NJ – Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena
Tuscaloosa, AL – Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
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