Kenny Chesney Punts Kansas City / St. Louis Shows to 2022
In a letter posted on Twitter Kenny Chesney pulled the plug on his Chillaxification Stadium Tour scheduled for this summer and punted the shows to 2022.
In a heart felt note to the No Shoes Nation Chesney explained that while the country is making progress coming out of the coronavirus pandemic, there's still too many unknowns to properly pull off a stadium tour like his. He writes:
With all the progress being made around the pandemic, there is still too much unknown.What we’re hearing changes daily... anything is possible...But if we can only do two-thirds of the audience?Who decides who doesn’t get to come to the show we’ve all been waiting for?If we have to have social distancing measures, how far apart will you be?
So, here comes reality:We’re moving to 2022...Where I feel better about us all being together safely.I’d rather keep everyone safe + know we can rock for years to come.
So what does this mean if you're holding tickets for his show at either Arrowhead Stadium or Busch Stadium? It means you're going to have to wait another year to see him.
In a more formal statement on Kenny Chesney's website it becomes more apparent that social distancing guidelines and other safety precautions that vary from tour stop to tour stop, and which would change throughout the tour, would create challenges on figuring out how how to accommodate all Chillaxification ticket holders. So they're moving the tour to 2022 to not have to deal with that hassle.
According to information on his website the Chillaxification Tour branding will be scrapped, as will the line up. According to Kenny Chesney's website the tour "will be a completely new show with a new name, new line-up, lots of new music and plenty of the songs people come to hear."
The revamped tour is still scheduled to play Arrowhead Stadium and Busch Stadium in 2022 and anyone holding tickets to the Chillaxification Tour dates at these two shows will be able to use them then. Those who cannot attend the rescheduled shows may request a refund at the original point of purchase.