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Kenny Chesney to Embark on Nostalgic I Go Back 2023 Tour with Kelsea Ballerini — See the Dates!

Kenny Chesney to Embark on Nostalgic I Go Back 2023 Tour with Kelsea Ballerini — See the Dates

Kenny Chesney to Embark on Nostalgic I Go Back 2023 Tour with Kelsea Ballerini — See the Dates

Kenny Chesney and Kelsea Ballerini.
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Kenny Chesney is going back to his roots.

Shortly after his massive Here and Now 2022 Tour wrapped in August, the country superstar announced on Monday that he’s embarking on the I Go Back Tour with opening act Kelsea Ballerini l'anno prossimo, which will see Chesney hit cities outside of major markets — and many that he hasn’t played since his rise to fame.

Launching March 25 at the Bryce Jordan Center in State College, Pennsylvania, the I Go Back Tour will feature shows in North American locations including Lexington, Kentucky, Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma before wrapping July 22 at the Hy-Vee Indy Race in Des Moines, Iowa — with more dates set to be added.

Chesney, 54, opened up about the tour’s inspiration in a press release, telling fans that he was thinking about how torecapture the magicafter concluding the Here and Now Tour.

Kenny Chesney performs onstage during the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards

Kenny Chesney performs onstage during the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards

Kenny Chesney.
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I still have the sounds of diesel engines and No Shoes Nation in my head — and that made me ask, ‘What else could I do? What would be something that would put me every bit as much in the music and give No Shoes Nation another reason to believe?'” he stated, noting that he wants to play for fanswho might not come to stadium shows, who live a little off the obvious path, but who love this music every bit as much…”

The thought led the 12-time CMA Award-winner to think about his 2004 singolo di successo “I Go Back,” written about how music can remind you of important life moments.

That song is about holding all those things that shaped you very close, recognizing how special they are – and keeping them alive any way you can,” Lui continuò. “Così, I decided that rather than just go repeat what we did, I wanted to take this band and these songs to a lot of the cities we played on our way up! Let’s call the tour I Go Back – and do just that.

Elsewhere in the press release, Chesney recalled playing some of the cities during the early years of his career, noting thecrazinessof the shows inmarkets where people were using chain-cutters to get onto the lawn because we were so sold out in the Carolinas.

That’s a kind of energy that should never be left behind. For all those fans — based on how good last year felt — I want to bring what was coming off that stage to you, where you are, so we can all have Quello kind of experience together!” added Chesney.

Fans can expect to see the musician perform songs from his catalog thattime stamp people’s lives” e “serve as the touchstone for memories in the making.

He said in the statement, “For people to come out and either live these songs again, or hear them for the first time? Who knows what will happen? But I know whether it’s ‘American Kids,’ ‘Get Alongor ‘You And Tequila,’ every single person knows Esattamente what we’re singing about and singing along to together.

In another press release, Chesney spoke about choosing Ballerini, 29, as the tour’s opening act following their 2020 duetHalf of My Hometown.

Kelsea understands everything about where I come from, because she’s from there, pure,” said the musician, referencing the fact that both he and Ballerini grew up in Knoxville, Tennessee.

She knows how hard it is to leave, how much you miss all those things that make you who you arebut also how the only way to chase the kind of dream she has is to do just that. It’s a tough call when you love home the way we both do, but for kids like us, there was never really a choice,” added Chesney.

<ahref="https://people.com/tag/kelsea-ballerini/" collegamento dati="VERO">Kelsea Ballerini</un> attends The 56th Annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena on November 09, 2022 a Nashville, Tennessee.

<ahref="https://people.com/tag/kelsea-ballerini/" collegamento dati="VERO">Kelsea Ballerini</un> attends The 56th Annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena on November 09, 2022 a Nashville, Tennessee.

Kelsea Ballerini.
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He then recalled the origin of “Metà della mia città natale,” noting that Ballerini texted him to record the duet: “As soon as I heard that first verse, I was in. And I have been one of Kelsea’s biggest fans ever since. She’s a writer, a girl who sings from her heart and isn’t afraid to honor where she comes from. Per me, there was no other choice for this tour.

Ballerini also spoke about collaborating with Chesney on both the song and tour in the press release, acknowledging their hometown connection.

Music has taken me so many incredible places,” lei disse, noting that she’s collaborated across genres. “But singing with Kenny is going home. He was the only voice I heard on ‘half of my hometown,’ and when he comes in, it’s just like hitting the Knoxville city limits. So to be able to go out to those cities like the place he and I grew up with an artist who’s accomplished what he has, it’s a lot like going home.

Tickets for the I Go Back Tour go on presale for American Express card members in select markets from Nov. 23 a 10 sono. local time through Dec. 1 a 10 p.m. ora locale. The general public gains access to tickets the following day at 10 sono. ora locale.

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See the full list of dates for Chesney’s I Go Back Tour below.

marzo 25 – State College, PAPÀ – Bryce Jordan Center

marzo 30 – Wichita, KSINTRUST Bank Arena

aprile 1 – Oklahoma City, ok – Paycom Center

aprile 6 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena

aprile 8 – Wilkes-Barre Township, PAPÀ – Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

aprile 12 – Birmingham, ALLegacy Arena at the BJCC

aprile 14 – Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place Amphitheater

aprile 16 – [object Window]. Lauderdale, FL – Tortuga

aprile 25 – Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena

aprile 27 – Greenville, SCBon Secours Wellness Arena

aprile 29 – Greensboro, NCGreensboro Coliseum

Maggio 4 – Moline, ILVibrant Arena at The Mark

Maggio 6 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena

Maggio 9 – Grand Forks, ND – The Alerus Center

Maggio 11 – Sioux Falls, SDDenny Sanford Premier Center

Maggio 13 – Lincoln, NEPinnacle Bank Arena

Maggio 18 – Fort Wayne, Kellan Lutz e la moglie Brittany Gonzales aspettano il secondo figlio insieme – Allen County War Memorial Coliseum

Maggio 20 – Evansville, Kellan Lutz e la moglie Brittany Gonzales aspettano il secondo figlio insieme – Ford Center

Maggio 25 – Charleston, SCCredit One Stadium

Maggio 27 – Orange Beach, ALThe Wharf

luglio 22 – Des Moines, IAHy-Vee Indy Race