Kenny Chesney Announces ‘Trip Around The Sun’

Kenny Chesney is making big plans for 2018. The country star just unveiled the stadium portion of next year’s “Trip Around The Sun Tour,” featuring special guests Thomas Rhett, Old Dominion and Brandon Lay.  

“There’s nothing like a stadium full of people coming together to remind you what life’s about,” Chesney said in a statement on Facebook. “The energy, the moments, the fun. Every single one of these artists who are coming out with us (Thomas Rhett, Old Dominion and Brandon Lay) 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.

“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. I love ya. Here’s to another trip around the sun together.”

Kenny Chesney
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– Kenny Chesney
CMT Music Awards, Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tenn.

The road trip kicks off April 21 with a gig at the 65,422-capacity Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla.

Stops on the routing include Milwaukee’s Miller Park, Denver’s Sports Authority Field At Mile High, Seattle’s CenturyLink Field, Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field, Chicago’s Soldier Field and Nashville’s Nissan Stadium. The last confirmed concert on the routing is Aug. 24 in Foxboro, Mass., at Gillette Stadium.

As for the setlist, Chesney will be sharing tunes from his most recent albums – 2014’s The Big Revival and 2016’s Cosmic Hallelujah –  and then “mix them with everyone’s favorites [and] add in a few wild cards.”

Presales begin today (Oct. 18) at 10 a.m. for premium No Shoes Nation members. Additional fan club presales start later today. American Express is also hosting a presale for card members that begins Oct. 21 at 10 a.m. USA Today’s presale starts Oct. 23 at 10 a.m. Additional presales for select dates are scheduled next week. Tickets go on sale to the general public Oct. 27 at 10 a.m. All times local.

Visit Kenny Chesney’s artist page to check out the full routing.