Kenny Chesney had previously revealed that he would be headed back out on the road from April 2016, along with opening acts Miranda Lambert, Old Dominion and Sam Hunt, but now (as of October 27) he’s unveiled his first set of dates for the newly-titled “Spread The Love” tour.
According to a press release, Chesney broke nine attendance records and sold more than 1.3 million tickets on 2015’s “The Big Revival” tour, and he plans to top that next year. After Miranda Lambert gave a successful performance at Soldier Field on this last tour, she apparently seemed the perfect choice to come on board more substantially, and joins Chesney for each of the 11 stadium shows announced thus far. Old Dominion, meanwhile, were a staple opening act on this year’s tour, so seemed ideal to return, and Sam Hunt co-wrote Kenny’s #1 hit “Come Over” – now blowing up on his own terms as an artist.
While only the stadium dates have been announced so far (and Chesney hints that further stadiums may be due to join them), we know that the tour will begin on April 23 at Jordan Hare Stadium in Auburn, Alabama. The currently announced shows run through August 20, with plenty of gaps in between for other arena and amphitheater dates.
“People always want to know about the stadiums,” Chesney laughed, “because it’s a big show… a lot of music… and the kind of day people come together and celebrate friendship. We know a lot of people travel to these dates from all over, so to give them as much time as possible to get ready, I figured it’d be nice to get these out in front of our other shows! There could be a stadium date or two added, but for everyone who’s asking, let’s get next year started, right now.”
Chesney’s latest single “Save It For A Rainy Day” recently stayed at #1 for a whopping three weeks, but there will be no more singles from “The Big Revival,” which in total spawned four chart-toppers: “American Kids,” “Til It’s Gone,” “Wild Child (featuring Grace Potter),” and of course “Save It For A Rainy Day.” The record is up for Album of The Year at the upcoming CMA Awards, while “Wild Child” has been nominated for Sony of the Year and “American Kids” is up for Single of the Year.
Kenny Chesney – Spread the Love Tour 2016 – Stadiums ONLY:
April 23 — Jordan Hare Stadium — Auburn, Ala.
May 7 — Chase Field — Phoenix, Ariz.
June 4 — AT&T Stadium — Arlington, Texas*
June 18 — Miller Park — Milwaukee, Wisc.*
June 25 — Lincoln Financial Field — Philadelphia, Pa.*
July 2 — Heinz Field — Pittsburgh, Pa.
July 16 — Arrowhead Stadium — Kansas City, Mo.
July 23 — Century Link Field — Seattle, Wash.
August 6 — Levi’s Stadium — Santa Clara, Calif.
August 13 — Ford Field — Detroit, Mich.*
August 20 — MetLife Stadium — East Rutherford, N.J.