Gillette CHILLAXIFICATION Doubles Down with August 29 Show
1,090,326 Smiling Faces Since ’05, Chesney Ends Where No Shoes Nation Began
Before the tickets have officially gone on-sale, response to the Gillette Stadium finale of Kenny Chesney’s 2020 Chillaxification Tour was so strong, they’ve already decided to add a second show on Saturday, August 29. The place where No Shoes Nation was named, the greater Boston/New England area remains a passion-point for the songwriter/superstar from East Tennessee.
“It’s amazing to me how much the people there and where I’m from have in common,” Chesney says of the unlikely bond. “Passionate people who care about each other, who work hard, play hard and see music as something that brings them together. I am always amazed at the way these final tour days in Boston hit us so strong and so hard. Rather than waiting, based on the calls, texts and tweets, we figured we should just go ahead and get this second show on sale, too.”
The Wall Street Journal has called Chesney “The New England Patriots’ Other Star” and Variety has deemed the 8-time Entertainer of the Year “Country music’s only true long-term stadium act.” Given his history in Foxboro, that’s not just media hyperbole.
“This is so much bigger than all of us,” Chesney told the record-setting crowd at the final show of his 2018 Trip Around the Sun Tour. “It’s like destiny.”
With 21 stadium dates – and more to be announced, the only country artist on Billboard’s Top 10 Touring Acts of the Last 25 Years is already feeling the heat. Taking this year’s Songs for the Saints Tour to markets normally passed over by the major tours, he’s ready to get back on the biggest stages and stadium-size his brand of feel-good music.
American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public. AmEx sales begin at 10 a.m. local time tomorrow, October 1. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. local time on Friday, October 4.
Blue Chair Bay Rum returns as the presenting tour sponsor, with Chesney’s award-winning line of rum offering activations throughout the summer.
With “Tip of My Tongue” cresting the Top 10, the multiple week No. 1 “Get Along” driving Songs for the Saints to the million-dollar mark for the Love for Love City Fund to help rebuild St. John following Hurricanes Irma and Maria, as well as moment-defining anthems “American Kids,” “Noise,” “You & Tequila” and “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright,” there is plenty of new music to drive the heightened state of chill this summer.
“Like I love to say onstage, ‘Whatever’s bothering you – your job, your girlfriend, your husband, traffic, bills or something else – leave it out there, give us your night, shake it off and have some fun!’,” proclaims the man called “The People’s Superstar” by The Los Angeles Times. “There is so much stuff to stress us out, but for one night, or at Gillette, two nights, c’mon out and forget. That’s what we’re here to do.”
Kenny Chesney’s Chillaxification 2020 Tour
with Florida Georgia Line, Old Dominion and Michael Franti & Spearhead
April 18 AT&T Stadium
April 25 Miller Park
May 2 U.S. Bank Stadium
May 9 Raymond James Stadium
May 22 Minute Maid Park
May 23 The Alamodome
May 30 Heinz Field
June 6 Lincoln Financial Field
June 13 Busch Stadium
June 20 Ohio Stadium
June 27 Nissan Stadium
July 25 Soldier Field
August 1 SoFi Stadium
August 8 Empower Field at Mile High Denver, Colo.
August 15 Ford Field
August 22 MetLife Stadium
August 28 Gillette Stadium
August 29 Gillette Stadium
...and more dates to be announced.