Kenny Chesney Ready To Tackle 12 Stadiums

Written by SLN Staff Writer
Kenny Chesney Ready To Tackle 12 Stadiums

With the final pieces of Kenny Chesney’s 2009 summer tour schedule still being put into place, Kenny is ready to tackle the gigantic feat of playing to 12 stadiums along his summer route. He’s already sold-out New England’s Gillette Stadium in under 10 minutes for his 5th performance in a row at that venue. As big as the stadiums are, Kenny says they can still have an intimate feel. He says “There’s something that happens when we’re on those big stages. You get to where you can really feel the back row… those people all the way back… like you were in a club on a really hot night… and there’s no way to really put that into words, but those shows, they’re something else. And as long as we’ve got cities where we know we can bring the biggest tent, then we’re gonna keep doing it.”

Along for the ride this summer will be supporting acts Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Montgomery Gentry and Sugarland. Between the mix-up of large and small venues and the packed power of his opening acts, there’s no doubt that Kenny is ready to rock it this summer. “Some citites – like Boston, where we’ve been four times – really want us to come back in that big way… and you know, I like changing things up, so some markets we’re gonna play smaller venues and come back big… and a couple markets we’re gonna throw the all-day party for the first time. But it’s gonna be a really intense day of music, especially with the acts we’ve got this year! You take Miranda, who did some dates with us last year and really rocked out the crowd, and Lady Antebellum and you add in Sugarland and Montgomery Gentry – and you’ve got a full day of some great songs, people who know how to engage a crowd, and really have the kind of fun doing it I want to know our fans have when they come out to see us,” says Chesney.

The 12 stadium dates are…

  • May 2 – Dallas, TX*
  • May 23 – Columbus, OH*
  • May 30 – Louisville, KY
  • June 6 – Pittsburgh, PA
  • June 13 – Chicago, IL
  • June 27 – Philadelphia, PA
  • July 18 – San Fransisco, CA*
  • July 23 – Salt Lake City, UT*
  • August 1 – Seattle, WA
  • August 15 – Foxboro, MA
  • August 22 – Detroit, MI
  • September 19 – Indianapolis, IN

* indicates shows that do NOT include Montgomery Gentry