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Kenny Chesney, Maren Morris Push Tours Back to 2021

This is heartbreaking news for music fans.

Kenny Chesney, Maren Morris Push Tours Back to 2021
Kenny Chesney, Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images; Maren Morris, Photo by Steve Jennings/WireImage

In heartbreaking news for music fans, more highly-anticipated tours have been postponed until next year. In social media posts published on Thursday afternoon (5/14), both Kenny Chesney and Maren Morris announced that their tours would be pushed for a full year as they wait out the coronavirus pandemic.

In a lengthy note to Instagram, Chesney shared the devastating news to his fans of No Shoes Nation that he and his team went through every logical scenario before arriving at the conclusion that his 2020 Chillaxification Tour would be rescheduled.

“We have done everything possible…⁣⁣ and things I’m not even sure we would’ve thought of three months ago,” he began his message to the world.⁣⁣ “Myself and my team have talked to ⁣⁣medical experts, city commissioners, team owners, building staffs, the NFL, often daily,⁣⁣ because coming out to play for you is everything to us.⁣⁣ When we postponed our first wave of shows,⁣⁣ no one would’ve imagined we’d be here today…⁣⁣ Still wondering, still uncertain.⁣⁣ But as I said when we postponed those first dates,⁣⁣ I will not take chances with people I care about.

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We have done everything possible…⁣⁣ and things I’m not even sure we would’ve thought of three months ago.⁣⁣ Myself and my team have talked to ⁣⁣ medical experts, city commissioners, team owners, building staffs, the NFL, often daily,⁣⁣ because coming out to play for you is everything to us.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ When we postponed our first wave of shows,⁣⁣ no one would’ve imagined we’d be here today…⁣⁣ Still wondering, still uncertain.⁣⁣ But as I said when we postponed those first dates,⁣⁣ I will not take chances with people I care about. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ I’ve laid awake many nights thinking about this,⁣⁣ not wanting to disappoint all the people who are with us every summer…⁣⁣ some who fly from all over the country to meet up,⁣⁣ people who’re coming for the first time… ⁣⁣ friends who’ve met at the tailgate or the Sandbar.⁣⁣ No Shoes Nation is not just people buying a ticket to a show,⁣⁣ and I know that.⁣⁣ I care, because you guys care so very much.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ But that’s exactly why…⁣⁣ 1) I wanted to tell you guys first⁣⁣ 2) I hate everything about what I’m about to say⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ No one has tried harder than my team⁣⁣ to make the 2020 Chillaxification Tour a reality…⁣⁣ Sadly, we can’t find a way to make it safe, ⁣⁣ to navigate water that’s just not getting any clearer.⁣⁣ For that reason, ⁣⁣ we have to postpone this year’s tour.⁣⁣ We are hoping to have the entire schedule for 2021 finalized quickly.⁣⁣ Right now, though, it’s you and me⁣⁣ and that’s what matters.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Original tickets are automatically valid for a rescheduled show date.⁣⁣ If you have tickets to a postponed show, refund options will be available⁣⁣ at the time a rescheduled show date is announced.

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“I’ve laid awake many nights thinking about this,⁣⁣ not wanting to disappoint all the people who are with us every summer…⁣⁣ some who fly from all over the country to meet up,⁣⁣ people who’re coming for the first time… ⁣⁣friends who’ve met at the tailgate or the Sandbar.⁣⁣ No Shoes Nation is not just people buying a ticket to a show,⁣⁣ and I know that.⁣⁣ I care, because you guys care so very much.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣But that’s exactly why…⁣⁣ 1) I wanted to tell you guys first⁣⁣ 2) I hate everything about what I’m about to say⁣⁣.
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“No one has tried harder than my team⁣⁣ to make the 2020 Chillaxification Tour a reality…⁣⁣ Sadly, we can’t find a way to make it safe, ⁣⁣to navigate water that’s just not getting any clearer.⁣⁣ For that reason, ⁣⁣we have to postpone this year’s tour.⁣⁣ We are hoping to have the entire schedule for 2021 finalized quickly.⁣⁣ Right now, though, it’s you and me⁣⁣ and that’s what matters.⁣⁣”

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RSVP tour announcement ✨

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At the same time, Morris announced that her RSVP the Tour would be postponed to 2021, with a complete new list of dates.

“In tears writing this but given the unprecedented circumstances, I’ve decided to postpone the RSVP The Tour to 2021,” she shared. “These months have been a rolling wave of uncertainty, hope and reality. Let’s do this at the right time when we can all be together again. Safe, connected and awake to that fact that live music, as a fan or as the one on stage, is even more precious now. Thank you for understanding.”

Both artist confirmed that tickets purchased for their tours would be honored for the new dates. Those seeking refunds will have to go to the point of purchase for more information.

To stay up-to-date with many of the tour rescheduling and postponements, click here.