Kenny Chesney’s 16th studio album, Life on a Rock, is due out April 30. Chesney says you can take the “rock” to mean anything you want but to him it means “island.” The ten-track opus, Chesney’s second studio album in less than a year, is produced by Buddy Cannon. The work’s lead single is “Pirate Flag.”
Chesney will hit the road about six weeks before his album drops. His “No Shoes Nation Tour” begins March 16 in Tampa, Florida at Raymond James Stadium. It ends Aug. 24 in one of his favorite places to jam, Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts.
Chesney has routed 43 concerts in 40 cities. He has back-to-back shows in Uncasville, Las Vegas, and Foxborough. Before launching his sojourn, Chesney will perform at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo in Houston, Texas. Then during his outing, he’ll make appearances at the Cavendish Beach Music Festival on July 7 and the Craven Country Jamboree on July 14. Both music festivals are in Canada.
Your Kenny Chesney tickets will also get you a set of live music from Eli Young Band, and Kacey Musgraves. Depending on the date, you might also see and hear Zac Brown Band or Eric Church.
In 2012, Chesney teamed with good friend Tim McGraw for a trek of North America called “Brothers of the Sun.” It was the top country music concert tour of the year. Its 23 shows grossed more than $96 million and attracted more than a million cowboys and cowgirls.
The duo is not teaming up in 2013 but each is headlining their own concert tour. We’ve already enumerated Chesney’s outing. McGraw’s “Two Lanes of Freedom Tour” shifts into gear May 2 in Birmingham, Alabama.
Just because the two superstars are lighting the circuit separately doesn’t mean fans can’t see them both in concert in 2013. Well, fans that live in 21 lucky markets can see them live. That’s how many stops the two singers have in common.
Chesney and McGraw are both booked to perform at RodeoHouston. McGraw will take to their stage on March 8 while Chesney will be there on March 12. Also, both men will grace the Craven Country Jamboree. McGraw is scheduled for July 12 while Chesney’s appearance is programed for two days later.
Another city hosting concerts by both artists is Las Vegas. McGraw doesn’t visit Sin City as part of his tour. It’s the location of his residency show with wife Faith Hill. Chesney descends on the City of Lost Wages April 19 and 20 for gigs at The Joint. That’s a Friday and Saturday night and the only weekend in April (besides the first) that McGraw and Hill are not performing at The Venetian.
For more cities/markets in which Chesney and McGraw are visiting see the itinerary below.
Apart they are only visiting two fewer markets than they did as a team. Also, seeing each of them individually means you’re treated to a full set of their music and up to five additional artists (McGraw’s bringing along Brantley Gilbert and Love and Theft). Of course, the down side is you have to buy two concert tickets instead of one. Start saving your pennies.
Kenny Chesney’s 2013 “No Shoes Nation Tour”
*** = City is also on Tim McGraw’s schedule
^^^ = A city from this market is on Tim McGraw’s schedule
~ = Not an official tour stop
March 16 – Kenny Chesney in Tampa, FL @ Raymond James Stadium***
March 21 – Kenny Chesney in Albany, NY @ Times union Arena
March 22 & 23 – Kenny Chesney in Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
April 04 – Kenny Chesney in Lafayette, LA @ Cajundome
April 05 – Kenny Chesney in Austin, TX @ Tower Amphitheatre
April 11 – Kenny Chesney in Orange Beach, AL @ The Wharf
April 13 – Kenny Chesney in Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Tortuga Music Festival^^^
April 19 & 20 – Kenny Chesney in Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint***
April 25 – Kenny Chesney in Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
April 26 – Kenny Chesney in Peoria, IL @ Peoria Civic Center
April 27 – Kenny Chesney in Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena
May 04 – Kenny Chesney in Columbia, SC @ Williams Brice Stadium
May 11 – Kenny Chesney in Dallas, TX @ Cowboys Stadium***
May 16 – Kenny Chesney in Fort Wayne, TX @ Allen Co. War Memorial Coliseum
May 18 – Kenny Chesney in Milwaukee, WI @ Miller Park
May 23 – Kenny Chesney in Raleigh, NC @ Time Warner Music Pavilion***
May 25 – Kenny Chesney in Landover, MD @ Fed Ex Field^^^
May 30 – Kenny Chesney in Boise, ID @ Taco Bell Arena
June 01 – Kenny Chesney in Seattle, WA @ CenturyLink Field
June 06 – Kenny Chesney in Virginia Beach, VA @ Verizon Wireless***
June 13 – Kenny Chesney in Indianapolis, IN @ Klipsch Music Center***
June 15 – Kenny Chesney in Kansas City, MO @ Arrowhead Stadium
June 20 – Kenny Chesney in Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
June 22 – Kenny Chesney in Pittsburgh, PA @ Heinz Field***
June 27 – Kenny Chesney in St. Louis, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater***
June 28 – Kenny Chesney in Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center***
June 29 – Kenny Chesney in Columbus, OH @ Crew Stadium
July 06 – Kenny Chesney in Cavendish Beach, PEI @ Cavendish Beach Music Festival~
July 12 – Kenny Chesney in Minneapolis, MN @ Target Field
July 14 – Kenny Chesney in Craven, SK @ Craven Country Jamboree***/~
July 18 – Kenny Chesney in Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre***
July 20 – Kenny Chesney in Denver, CO @ Sports Authority Field at Mile High***
July 24 – Kenny Chesney in Fresno, CA @ Savemart Center
July 25 – Kenny Chesney in Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre***
July 27 – Kenny Chesney in Anaheim, CA @ Angels Stadium^^^
Aug. 01 – Kenny Chesney in Charlotte, NC @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater***
Aug. 03 – Kenny Chesney in Atlanta, GA @ Georgia Dome***
Aug. 10 – Kenny Chesney in East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium^^^
Aug. 15 – Kenny Chesney in Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheater***
Aug. 17 – Kenny Chesney in Detroit, MI @ Ford Field***
Aug. 21 – Kenny Chesney in Canandaigua, NY @ CMAC
Aug. 23 & 24 – Kenny Chesney in Foxbourgh, MA @ Gillette Stadium