For Kenny Chesney, the Chillaxification Tour is as much a state of mind as it is over two hours of high-energy songs that have defined the lives of No Shoes Nation. With 22 stadium shows already announced, the only country artist to land in Pollstar’s “Top 20 Touring Artists of the Decade” is also going to dial things back for 18 amphitheater shows with his good friend Michael Franti & Spearhead.
Having started his headlining career at West Palm’s Coral Sky Amphitheater, the eight-time Entertainer of the Year kicks off his more intimate plays where it all began on May 7, with another summer of stadiums to be threaded throughout the more up-close shows.
“As crazy and awesome as the stadium shows are – and there’s nothing like them – there is a vibe to the amphitheater shows that only happens in those places,” Chesney says. “You look out at the lawn, you see everybody coming together, singing the songs – and it’s this community that feels so close.”
“I think everyone likes when we change things up. The shows are different. We make sure we play all the same songs, but there’s a looseness in the amphitheaters – and with only two acts, there’s also a different kind of intensity. Bringing Michael Franti & Spearhead is going to keep the energy up in a big way, and No Shoes Nation is going to really love them.”
Kenny Chesney’s Chillaxification 2020 Amphitheater Dates
Amphitheater Dates to Feature Special Guest Michael Franti & Spearhead
May 7 Coral Sky Amphitheater, West Palm Beach, Fla.
May 13 BankPlus Amphitheater, Southaven, Miss.
May 14 Brandon Amphitheater, Brandon, Miss.
May 28 Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
June 4 Coastal Credit Union Music Park, Raleigh, N.C.
June 11 Walmart AMP, Rogers, Ark.
June 17 Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater, Virginia Beach, Va.
June 18 Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, Va.
June 25 PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, N.C.
July 2 Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys, Lake Tahoe, Calif.
July 3 Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys, Lake Tahoe, Calif.
July 23 Ruoff Music Center, Noblesville, Ind.
July 29 Isleta Amphitheater, Albuquerque, N.M.
July 30 Ak-Chin Pavilion, Phoenix, Ariz.
August 5 Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater, Boise, Idaho
August 6 USANA Amphitheatre, Salt Lake City, Utah
August 20 St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview, Syracuse, N.Y.
August 26 Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, Md.