Trucks Rolling For Kick Off Of Kenny Chesney's Here And Now Tour

Keavin Wiggins | 04-18-2022

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Kenny Chesney has revealed that the trucks are rolling, and he is excited to kick off his here And Now Tour 2022 this Saturday (April 23rd) In Tampa, Fl.

His camp sent over this update: Long before people start rolling into the parking lots and setting up No Shoes Nation for the first time in three years, the behind-the-scenes people have been working for days. In many ways, the start of any full-on Kenny Chesney tour begins when the bright red trucks start rolling towards opening day - carrying sound equipment, lighting rigs, all the construction pieces needed to erect a stage big enough to hold a show designed for America's football stadiums.

"And the first trucks are headed to Tampa," Chesney said, "they're rolling South, which means the Here And Now 2022 Tour is really about to happen!"

With all the scheduling, rescheduling, routing, waiting and wanting to bring No Shoes Nation back together under the open skies and in a single stadium, on Saturday, April 23 at Tampa's Raymond James Stadium, the pirate flag will be raised on the stadium's signature ship. Having been apart for so long, the anticipation is high.

And the steel is already being loaded, the framing for the 220-foot wide stage that ascends almost three stories into the air being built. Hundreds of tons being bolted tight, fit together and raised by heavy industrial equipment, it is the first sound heard before the guitars and drums can even think about coming off the truck.

"I got some pictures from the stadium this morning of work starting to happen," Chesney says, "and it made me happier than I even thought it would. There's a very special thing that happens when we hit that stage, a rush that is absolutely indescribable, and I didn't quite have that today, but my heart sure pumpd when I saw it."

With supply-side issues very much a factor this season, Team Chesney is sharing resources - specifically steel - with several other major tours out on the road this summer. By understanding what it takes to put up a massive stadium-sized stage, Chesney's working with several other tours in place to share metal.

"We are all citizens of music," Chesney explains. "Having been away from the fans for so long, the more we can do to bring music to the people who love it, who breathe it, who find release and love and joy in it, the better the world's going to be. I know how much better I felt just playing in a space with the band; I can't imagine how great it's going to feel once we get into that first song, all singing together."

Here And Now 2022 Tour Dates

April 23 Tampa, Fla. - Raymond James Stadium
April 30 Charlotte, N.C. - Bank of America Stadium
May 5 Noblesville, Ind. - Ruoff Music Center
May 7 St. Louis, Mo. - Busch Stadium
May 14 Milwaukee, Wis. - American Family Field
May 19 Orange Beach, Ala. - The Wharf Amphitheater
May 21 Atlanta, Ga. - Mercedes-Benz Stadium
May 25 Charleston, S.C. - Credit One Stadium
May 26 Huntsville, Ala. - Orion Amphitheater
May 28 Nashville, Tenn. - Nissan Stadium
June 2 The Woodlands, Texas - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
June 4 Arlington, Texas - AT&T Stadium
June 8 Canandaigua, N.Y. - CMAC
June 9 Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio - Blossom Music Center
June 11 Pittsburgh, Pa. - Heinz Field
June 15 Virginia Beach, Va. - Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
June 16 Bristow, Va. - Jiffy Lube Live
June 18 Philadelphia, Pa. - Lincoln Financial Field
June 23/ Cincinnati, Ohio - Riverbend Music Center
June 25 Chicago, Ill. - Soldier Field
June 29 Brandon, Miss. - Brandon Amphitheater
June 30 Rogers, Ark. - Walmart AMP
July 2 Kansas City, Mo. - GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium
July 9 Bozeman, Mont. - Bobcat Stadium
July 12 Stateline, Nev. - Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harvey's
July 13 Stateline, Nev. - Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harvey's
July 16 Seattle, Wash. - Lumen Field
July 19 Bend, Ore. - Hayden Homes Amphitheater
July 20 Bend, Ore. - Hayden Homes Amphitheater
July 23 Inglewood, Calif. - SoFi Stadium
July 27 Boise, Idaho. - Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater
July 28 Salt Lake City, Utah - USANA Amphitheatre
July 30 Denver, Colo. - Empower Field at Mile High
August 6 Minneapolis, Minn. - U.S. Bank Stadium
August 10 Columbia, Md. - Merriweather Post Pavilion
August 11 Syracuse, N.Y. - St. Joseph's Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
August 13 East Rutherford, N.J. - MetLife Stadium
August 18 Columbus, Ohio - Historic Crew Stadium
August 20 Detroit, Mich. - Ford Field
August 26 Foxborough, Mass. - Gillette Stadium
August 27 Foxborough, Mass. - Gillette Stadium

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