Kenny Chesney announced the stadium portion of his 2018 Trip Around The Sun Tour, and it comes at no better time — the eight-time ACM and CMA Entertainer of the Year prepares for his 30-song live recording, Live from No Shoes Nation, to drop October 27, and he’s also been given a few weeks to support various organizations helping with the devastation in the Virgin Islands.
“Listening to all those tapes of all those shows led to Live in No Shoes Nation,” Chesney says. “And playing those two nights in Foxboro this year made me really want to get out there with all the people who LIVE this music. We have so much fun, so much life, so many memories – all tied up in these shows and these songs – I am ready to get out there and kick into another summer where we can all celebrate how lucky we are to love life and be able to come together.”
Kicking off April 21 at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium, the 2018 Trip Around the Sun Tour will gather up all that energy and all the new songs from The Big Revival and Cosmic Hallelujah, mix them with everyone’s favorites, add in a few wild cards and hit the road like only Chesney can. Joining him for this year’s trip around the sun will be ACM Male Vocalist and CMA and ACM Single of the Year winner Thomas Rhett, ACM Best New Group and CMA double nominee Old Dominion and rising singer-songwriter Brandon Lay.
“There’s nothing like a stadium full of people coming together to remind you what life’s about,” Chesney says. “The energy, the moments, the fun. Every single one of these artists who’re coming out with us for Trip Around the Sun live their lives the exact same way: they work hard, they appreciate what they’re given and they love music every bit as much as they love life. I, personally, can’t wait to see this show hit the road.”
For Chesney, who’s been called “The King of the Road” by Wall Street Journal and “The People’s Superstar” by the The Los Angeles Times, there is nowhere he feels more alive than when he’s onstage. His stadium shows are a rite of summer for many, and the songwriter-superstar from East Tennessee has built his career by striving to give people a night that defines their summer.
Tickets for the Trip Around the Sun will be available at kennychesney.com/triparoundthesun.