Get ready, No Shoes Nation! We're awesomely pleased to announce that Kenny Chesney is making his way to Minneapolis this spring for his Trip Around the Sun tour!

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We know he took a break from touring last summer, but it looks like he's back and ready to rock with every bit of rum possible! As a bonus, he's bringing Thomas Rhett, Old Dominion and Brandon Lay with him.

The announcement came early this morning. Mark your calendar for May 5th at US Bank Stadium!!!

To celebrate, we're doing a Ticket Tag Thursday on October 26th and again on November 2nd! If you haven't done one with us before, you should know that this is your chance to win tickets to this amazing show. Here's how it works!

  • Beginning at 9AM on Thursday morning, we'll get our first winner. Just call when you hear your cue!
  • At 10AM, 11AM, 12PM, 1PM, 2PM, 3PM, 4PM and 5PM, we'll get more winners! Call when you hear your cue!
  • The way to win tickets to the show: remember the name of the previous winner. It's that easy!

Presale for these tickets begins Tuesday, October 24th at 10AM – the password is TRIP! General onsale is Friday, October 27th at 10AM. You can also buy online and get the latest information here.

So, we know this is HUGE in the country world.  How about for a Top 40 fan, like 106.9 KROC's Troy Dunken?  Is he a closet country fan?


For Immediate Release

Embargo: Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 7 am ET / 6 CT

Kenny Chesney’s Trip Around The Sun

 EIGHTEEN Major Stadiums Are First 2018 Tour Announcement

Pre-Sales Begin Today, General Sales Begin October 27

Nashville, Tenn. —With Live from No Shoes Nation, the 30-song live recording celebrating the heart and soul of the million+ fans who come out each summer to see Chesney live, hitting streets Oct. 27, Kenny Chesney’s ready to get back to the fans. After a few weeks’ progress working with various organizations to deal with the devastation in the Virgin Islands, the 8-time ACM and CMA Entertainer of the Year announces the stadium portion of his 2018 Trip Around The Sun Tour.


“Listening to all those tapes of all those shows led to Live in No Shoes Nation,” Chesney says. “And playing those two nights in Foxboro this year made me really want to get out there with all the people who LIVE this music. 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.”


Kicking off April 21 at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium, the 2018 Trip Around the Sun Tour will gather up all that energy and all the new songs from The Big Revival and Cosmic Hallelujah, mix them with everyone’s favorites, add in a few wild cards and hit the road like only Chesney can. Joining him for this year’s trip around the sun will be Academy of Country Music Male Vocalist and Country Music Association and ACM Single of the Year winner Thomas Rhett (“Die a Happy Man,” “It Goes Like This,” “Craving You (feat. Maren Morris)”), ACM Best New Group and CMA double nominee Old Dominion (“Break Up with Him,” “Song for Another Time”) and breaking through artist/songwriter Brandon Lay (“Speakers, Bleachers and Preachers”).
“There’s nothing like a stadium full of people coming together to remind you what life’s about,” Chesney says. “The energy, the moments, the fun. Every single one of these artists who’re coming out with us for Trip Around the Sun 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.”

For Chesney, who’s been called “The King of the Road” by Wall Street Journal and “The People’s Superstar” by the The Los Angeles Times, there is nowhere he feels more alive than when he’s onstage. His stadium shows are a rite of summer for many, and the songwriter/superstar from East Tennessee has built his career by striving to give people a night that defines their summer.

Tickets for the Trip Around the Sun will be available at

Dates for Kenny Chesney’s 2018 Trip Around the Sun Tour

with Thomas Rhett, Old Dominion and Brandon Lay


April 21                       Raymond James Stadium                               Tampa, FL
April 28                       Miller Park                                                      Milwaukee, WI
May 5                          US Bank Stadium                                           Minneapolis, MN
May 19                        AT&T Stadium                                               Arlington, TX

May 26                        Mercedes-Benz Stadium                                Atlanta, GA

June 2                          Heinz Field                                                     Pittsburgh, PA

June 9                          Lincoln Financial Field                                  Philadelphia, PA

June 16                        Mapfre Stadium                                              Columbus, OH

June 23                        Chase Field                                                     Phoenix, AZ

June 30                        Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium Denver, CO

July 7                          Centurylink Field                                            Seattle, WA.

July 14                        Arrowhead Stadium                                        Kansas City, MO

July 21                        Busch Stadium                                                Saint Louis, MO

July 28                        Soldier Field                                                   Chicago, IL

August 4                      Ford Field                                                       Detroit, MI

August 11                    Nissan Stadium                                               Nashville, TN

August 18                    MetLife Stadium                                            East Rutherford, NJ

August 24                    Gillette Stadium                                              Foxboro, MA


(Gillette show will have Dierks Bentley, the Brothers Osborne + Brandon Lay)

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