Kenny Chesney teased fans for two days with a forthcoming tour announcement, and he did not disappoint.
Chesney holds country music’s world record for most stadiums played, and the “No Shoes Nation” tour will bump him up from 85 to 100 in 2013.
The 17- date tour will kick off March 16 in Tampa, Fla., and wrap up Aug. 24 in Foxboro, Mass. Eli Young Band and Eric Church will be Kenny’s opening acts, and some dates will cities will see a special appearance by Zac Brown Band.
“I believe what we’ve created on the road is something special,” says Chesney on his website. “But it’s really the fans who have given us a wonderful, unique life. What we’ve all built together is the ‘No Shoes Nation.’ There is no better name for this tour.”
Kenny produced five hit singles with his 2002 album, “No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems.” His latest studio album, 2012’s “Welcome to the Fishbowl,” debuted at no. 2 on the Billboard 200.