Kenny Chesney is hitting the road and coming to a city near you. The eight-time Entertainer of the Year is kicking off his 2022 “Hear and Now Stadium Tour.”
2022 is the new 2020, at least where country music is involved. Many artists including Reba McEntire will kick off tours next year that they meant to complete last year. A global pandemic paused live music for over a year. And many artists like Chesney are just now testing the waters.
“When we hit pause on our 2020 tour, I never thought we would go much past the fall, let alone into 2021,” Chesney said in a press release. “The idea that it would be three years before I would stand in the end zone of Gillette Stadium, where No Shoes Nation was born, wasn’t something any of us could conceive.”
Chesney decided to wait until 2022, believing 2021 would be a time of healing and moving out of the pandemic. Besides, the artist and his team needed time to organize a concert tour with full sold-out stadiums. It wasn’t something feasible earlier this year with shifting social distancing practices state by state.
“Like it does for everyone, the idea of music, live music, fills me up,” Chesney continued. “Nothing is so in the moment, so completely alive. I want to start 2022 with the awesome rush that embodies everything playing for No Shoes Nation is. We’re calling the tour ‘Here And Now 2022,’ because when we get together, there is only the present – and it’s so electric and good, I know I don’t want it to end. I just want to be 100% there with all of you.”
Kenny Chesney Coming to a Town Near You
So where will Kenny Chesney kick off his tour? That would be Tampa, Florida at Raymond James Stadium on April 23rd. In total, Chesney plans to play at 19 stadiums across the country. It’s sure to get country music fans and the No Shoes Nation out in full force.
The tour will end in New England at Gillette Stadium for back to back performances on August 26th and 27th.
“I can’t wait,” Chesney said. “Literally, here and now. In the moment. All of us together, like we’ve been so many times, but fresh and alive and in the music. That’s why we’re calling it Here And Now 2022. It’s the perfect name for this tour.”
You can find a full list of Chesney’s concert venues below. Tickets can be purchased here.
‘Here And Now 2022′ Tour Locations And Dates
April 23. Raymond James Stadium Tampa, Florida
May 7. Busch Stadium St. Louis, Missouri
May 14. American Family Field Milwaukee, Wisconsin
May 21. Mercedes-Benz Stadium Atlanta, Georgia
May 28. Nissan Stadium Nashville, Tennessee
June 4. AT&T Stadium Arlington, Texas
June 11. Heinz Field Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
June 18. Lincoln Financial Field Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
June 25. Soldier Field Chicago, Illinois
July 2. GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium Kansas City, Missouri
July 9. Bobcat Stadium Bozeman, Montana
July 16. Lumen Field Seattle, Washington
July 23. SoFi Stadium Inglewood, California
July 30. Empower Field at Mile High Denver, Colorado
August 6. U.S. Bank Stadium Minneapolis, Minnesota
August 13. MetLife Stadium East Rutherford, New Jersey
August 20. Ford Field Detroit, Michigan
August 26. Gillette Stadium Foxborough, Massachusetts
August 27. Gillette Stadium Foxborough, Massachusetts