Kenny Chesney has postponed the “2020 Chillaxification Tour.” He is moving the tour to 2021. This includes the June 4 show scheduled for Coastal Music Park in Raleigh.
Kenny said via a press release, “With so many tours needing to move and wanting to make sure we are in the best possible circumstances for No Shoes Nation, I think – and I hate saying this – it’s best to move everything into 2021. In the best interest of everyone – No Shoes Nation, my road family, the staff at the venues – we have decided to quit moving the dates around on the calendar, trying to make a chunk of this year work and go to where we believe we can roll out the entire Chillaxification Tour.”
He also posted a lengthy explanation to Instagram, saying, “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.”