As concerns revolving around the coronavirus continue to grow, Kenny Chesney adds his name to the growing list of touring artists who is postponing a portion of his tour.
In a release, Kenny says, “You can’t take risks without really understanding the consequences. In times of uncertainty, I won’t take chances with those I love. I can’t imagine, as much as we love being out there playing for the fans, being able to do that through the worry our nation is experiencing.
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“So, while we wait to see how this terrible virus is going to impact our country, I think it’s only fair to move these first several dates now. We are figuring some of this out as we go, but I know people buy airline tickets, book hotel rooms – and I wanted to try to give everyone as much time to sort that out as possible.”
The longtime fan favorite adds, “This is all uncharted. I’m like everyone else: watching the news, wondering when we may know something concrete, not sure how this gets transmitted, worried someone I know will catch it. I want to believe this will all be okay in the end; but right now, I don’t feel like this risk to No Shoes Nation is worth it.”
So far, only seven stadiums and four amphitheaters are being postponed with the dates running from April 18 in Arlington, Texas through May 28 in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Kenny’s hope is that the tour will now kick off on May 30 when they are set to play Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, but he assures fans that he, too, is monitoring developments. He also says that his team is currently working on rescheduling new dates.
To see all of the Chillaxification Tour dates and to find updates, check Kenny’s website.