Kenny Chesney Varies Venues On 2019 Songs For The Saints Tour

Kenny Chesney decided for some dates on his upcoming Songs for the Saints tour, he’d bring the music to the fans for a change, rather than making them travel to the giant stadiums for his massive concert experience. On this new tour, he’s performing in several cities without stadiums, offering up more of a stripped-down, intimate feel this time around.

Initial dates include shows include Champaign, Illinois; Grand Rapids, Michigan; and Tuscaloosa, Alabama, among others, and will focus on the heartland, mid-Atlantic and South over the course of three months.

“I wanted to change it up,” Chesney says. “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. This is the kind of thing you do for passion. 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.”

Songs for the Saints 2019 Tour Initial Cities:
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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