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Kenny Chesney Postpones Chillaxification 2020 Tour

Kenny Chesney performs during the Trip Around the Sun Tour at Chase Field on Saturday, June 23, 2018, in Phoenix. (Photo by Rick Scuteri/Invision/AP)

Update: Kenny Chesney has postponed his entire 2020 Chillaxification Tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. All of the dates will be rescheduled for 2021.

We have done everything possible...⁣⁣and things I'm not even sure we would've thought of three months ago.⁣⁣ Myself and my team have talked to ⁣⁣medical experts, city commissioners, team owners, building staffs, the NFL, often daily,⁣⁣ because coming out to play for you is everything to us," Chesney wrote on social media. "Sadly, we can't find a way to make it safe, ⁣⁣to navigate water that's just not getting any clearer.⁣⁣ For that reason, ⁣⁣we have to postpone this year's tour.⁣⁣ We are hoping to have the entire schedule for 2021 finalized quickly.⁣⁣ Right now, though, it's you and me⁣⁣ and that's what matters.⁣⁣ ⁣"⁣

"Original tickets are automatically valid for a rescheduled show date," Chesney continued. "If you have tickets to a postponed show, refund options will be available⁣⁣ at the time a rescheduled show date is announced."

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We have done everything possible...⁣⁣ and things I’m not even sure we would’ve thought of three months ago.⁣⁣ Myself and my team have talked to ⁣⁣ medical experts, city commissioners, team owners, building staffs, the NFL, often daily,⁣⁣ because coming out to play for you is everything to us.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ When we postponed our first wave of shows,⁣⁣ no one would’ve imagined we’d be here today...⁣⁣ Still wondering, still uncertain.⁣⁣ But as I said when we postponed those first dates,⁣⁣ I will not take chances with people I care about. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ I’ve laid awake many nights thinking about this,⁣⁣ not wanting to disappoint all the people who are with us every summer...⁣⁣ some who fly from all over the country to meet up,⁣⁣ people who’re coming for the first time... ⁣⁣ friends who’ve met at the tailgate or the Sandbar.⁣⁣ No Shoes Nation is not just people buying a ticket to a show,⁣⁣ and I know that.⁣⁣ I care, because you guys care so very much.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ But that’s exactly why...⁣⁣ 1) I wanted to tell you guys first⁣⁣ 2) I hate everything about what I’m about to say⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ No one has tried harder than my team⁣⁣ to make the 2020 Chillaxification Tour a reality...⁣⁣ Sadly, we can’t find a way to make it safe, ⁣⁣ to navigate water that’s just not getting any clearer.⁣⁣ For that reason, ⁣⁣ we have to postpone this year’s tour.⁣⁣ We are hoping to have the entire schedule for 2021 finalized quickly.⁣⁣ Right now, though, it’s you and me⁣⁣ and that’s what matters.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Original tickets are automatically valid for a rescheduled show date.⁣⁣ If you have tickets to a postponed show, refund options will be available⁣⁣ at the time a rescheduled show date is announced.

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In 2018, Chesney returned to slightly smaller venues on his intimate Songs For the Saints Tour. The Chillaxification Tour planned to bring Chesney back to stadiums, including Houston's Minute Maid Park and Nashville's Nissan Stadium. Florida Georgia Line, Old Dominion and Michael Franti & Spearhead will open.

Read More: The 10 Best Kenny Chesney Songs

Chesney recently released his new single "Here and Now," written by Chesney, Craig Wiseman, David Lee Murphy and David Garcia during a stay in Malibu. The song is featured on Chesney's album Here and Now, which was released on May 1.

Chesney released his 17th studio album Songs for the Saints in 2018. The album was inspired by the singer's second home of the Virgin Islands and the people that reside there. Proceeds from the album go to Chesney's Love for Love City fund, which helps to rebuild on the islands after the destruction caused by Hurricane Irma in 2017.

Kenny Chesney Chillaxification Tour Dates:

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