With Scaled-Back New Tour, Kenny Chesney Is “Fired Up for 2019”

With Scaled-Back New Tour, Kenny Chesney Is “Fired Up for 2019”

After Kenny Chesney’s 2018 Trip Around the Sun Tour hit more than a dozen major stadiums and more than 20 amphitheaters, the Tennessee native is scaling back his 2019 tour, which he has dubbed the Songs for the Saints 2019 Tour. The 19-date tour will make stops at mid-sized venues in cities like Louisville, Washington, D.C., Atlantic City and more.

“2018 was a little bit different year for us,” says Kenny to Kix Brooks of American Country Countdown. “We didn’t tour a lot in 2017, and since our tour in 2016, we’ve had [new songs] ‘Settin’ the World on Fire,’ ‘All the Pretty Girls,’ ‘Bar at the End of the World,’ ‘Get Along’ and ‘Everything’s Gonna Be Alright.’ That’s, you know, 20 minutes of music that you didn’t have two years ago, which is a big portion of your show, and I’m telling you, what that’s done for our show is just electric out there, man. It’s so, so much fun to feel that love and energy, and it makes us want to give every ounce of everything we’ve got back at them. When you have that kind of energy going back and forth, it is unlike any feeling I’ve ever felt in my life.”

Rather than the massive two-day set-ups his stadium tours were known for, Kenny’s Songs for the Saints 2019 Tour will feature fewer bells and whistles in a stripped-back setting. He’s taking his music to the people.

“This is the kind of thing you do for passion,” says Kenny. “To rein things in a bit, change up the way we present the music, I know these songs will show us things they don’t when we’re in those massive stadiums. I never worry about the energy or the passion, but I think the songs are different depending on where you play them. So I’m fired up for 2019.”

Tickets for Kenny’s new tour are on sale now.

Songs for the Saints 2019 Tour

April 4 | Louisville, KY | KFC Yum! Center
April 5 | Champaign, IL | State Farm Center
April 6 | Grand Rapids, MI | Van Andel Arena
April 12 | Greensboro, NC | Greensboro Coliseum
April 13 | Jacksonville, FL | Daily’s Place
April 18 | Washington, DC | The Anthem
April 25 | Charleston, SC | Volvo Car Stadium
April 26 | Tallahassee, FL | Donald L Tucker Civic Center
April 27 | Orange Beach, AL | The Wharf
May 2 | Columbia, MO | Mizzou Arena
May 3 | Wichita, KS | INTRUST Bank Arena
May 4 | Oklahoma City, OK | Chesapeake Energy Arena
May 9 | Albany, NY Times | Union Arena
May 10 | Wilkes-Barre, PA | Mohegan Sun Arena
May 11 | Atlantic City, NJ | Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena
May 16 | Des Moines, IA | Wells Fargo Arena
May 17 | Sioux Falls, SD | Denny Sanford Premier Center
May 18 | Lincoln, NE | Pinnacle Bank Arena
May 24 | Tuscaloosa, AL | Tuscaloosa Amphitheater

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