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Kenny Chesney announces No Shoes Nation tour

Kenny Chesney announces No Shoes Nation tour

By Justin Goicochea

Country superstar Kenny Chesney will be hitting the road again in 2013 for his No Shoes Nation tour. Chesney took to No Shoes Radio this morning, November 8, with the announcement. There have been 17 stadium dates confirmed thus far, and the tour is scheduled to kick off in Tampa, FL on March 16 from Raymond James Stadium.

The 17 stadium tour dates span the United States with stops at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, TX; CenturyLink Field in Seattle, WA; Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, PA; GeorgiaDome in Atlanta, GA; and MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ among others. The tour is currently scheduled to run through August 24 when Chesney will perform at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA.

This time around Chesney will be joined by Eric Church, Eli Young Band, and Kacey Musgraves. Zac Brown Band will also be a part of the tour replacing Eric Church for three performances — Williams Brice Stadium in Columbia, SC; Target Field in Minneapolis, MN; and the GeorgiaDome.

Eric Church is riding the success of his third studio album Chief, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard 200 on with 145,000 records sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. Chief has produced as slew of hit singles for Church including "Springsteen", "Creepin", and "Drink In My Hand". The album was also named "Album of the Year" during last week's 2012 CMA Awards.

Onsale dates for the No Shoes Nation tour have been set for December 7 for the vast majority of the concerts. Tickets for the June 8 concert at Philadelphia's Lincoln Financial Field will be available for purchase on November 16, and so far there has been no onsale date announced for Chesney's performance at Angels Stadium on July 27. Presale tickets are available a week prior to the general public onsale date for members of the Kenny Chesney Fan Club.

VIP experience packages will also be available for purchashe through CID Entertainment providing fans with premium seating, access to an exclusive pre-game tailgate party, and admission to the Sandbar among other accomodations.

With this tour Kenny Chesney will surpass the 100 mark for stadium show performances for which he currently holds country-world record, as reported on Chesney's official website. Just this past summer Chesney sold out stadiums across the United States for his Brothers of the Sun tour alongside fellow country artist Tim McGraw. Billboard Boxscore reported that the Brothers of the Sun tour "grossed about $100 million at the box office and drew more than 1 million fans."

Chesney released his latest album Welcome To The Fishbowl on June 16, 2012. The album debuted atop Billboard's country chart and at No. 2 on Billboard 200 with sales of 193,453, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Fishbowl has produced the hit singles "Feel Like A Rock Star" and "Come Over".

With 8 consecutive tours topping the 1 million attendees Kenny Chensey's No Shoes Nation tour is sure to be one of 2013's most successful tours. While only 17 dates have been anounced, Chesney's official website states that more are on the way. To stay up to date with news about Kenny Chesney's No Shoes Nation tour visit www.kennychesney.com.

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