Montana Joins the “No Shoes Nation” Next Summer (Finally!)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – “When we realized we weren’t getting to spend 2020 with No Shoes Nation, I never thought it would be three years until I would see my most favorite people in the world,” says eight-time Entertainer of the Year Kenny Chesney ahead of his Here And Now 2022 stadium tour presented by Blue Chair Bay Rum and fueled by MARATHON, set to launch April 23 at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium. “My favorite place in the world is anywhere we all come together. They come strong. They get loud. They love the music. But most importantly, they live life – every second – for all its worth! They inspire me, and I want to get out there and get going, creating the greatest night of the summer every time we hit the stage.
“Putting this line-up together has been awesome,” Chesney continues. We have an old favorite, who just keep getting better, Old Dominion – it’s almost like it wouldn’t be a stadium show without them! – and one of my newest friends in Carly Pearce, whose songwriting is so personal to her own life, yet so many people find themselves in her songs.”
Chesney, the only Country artist on Pollstar’s Top Touring Artists of the Decade, wanted to bring the people who come out every summer the very best show possible. It meant a lot of mixing, matching and sorting potential line-ups to arrive at this group that will keep people feeling good and give them several different performances throughout the evening.
Starting with Pearce, a current CMA Female Vocalist and Album of the Year nominee, the show kicks off with a woman who honed her skills as a teen doing five shows a day at Dollywood and has since topped the charts at Country radio. Following Pearce is No Shoes Nation favorites Old Dominion, the reigning four-time ACM and three-time CMA Vocal Group of the Year, as the momentum just keeps building.
“No matter who you are,” Chesney says, “someone who’s been coming since the very beginning or is curious what the fuss is all about, I wanted to give No Shoes Nation the best lineup of music that’s gonna give them the kind of celebratory night we all deserve after waiting so long.”
Kicking off April 23 in Tampa, Fla. at Raymond James Stadium, Chesney will play 21 stadium concerts, finishing Here And Now 2022 with what has almost become a No Shoes Nation tradition: a double-play at New England’s Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. on August 26 and 27. All current ticketholders remain in their original seats at each stadium.
To celebrate the news of the Here And Now 2022 lineup, the 19 stadium shows already announced are getting “Five Day Party Pricing,” to honor those fans who normally attend multiple shows each summer with limited discounted tickets at multiple price points igniting the Here And Now 2022 summer. To make it super-easy, no codes, no clubs, no special sign-ups and prices will already reflect any discounts. Just look for the price that fits your party now through Nov. 5.
Let’s make this simple!” Chesney says. “It’s been a long time. No Shoes Nation moves around, shows up in lots of cities. So, to say thank you for being the most awesome people in the world, I thought this was a way to recognize the people who do more than one or two stadiums each summer!”
In addition to the previously announced stadium shows, Chesney has also added dates at Charlotte, N.C.’s Bank of America Stadium and Columbus, Ohio’s Historic Crew Stadium. Tickets to the newly announced Charlotte show go on sale to the general public on Friday, Nov. 12 at 10 a.m. local time, with on sale details for Columbus TBA.
Here And Now 2022 presented by Blue Chair Bay Rum and fueled by MARATHON picks up where one of contemporary music’s greatest love affairs left off. Having sold over a million tickets every year since 2002, Chesney is ready to get back out there – and he’s bringing a few of his very best musical friends with him.
For more information and to purchase tickets to all dates, visit www.KennyChesney.com.
Kenny Chesney Here And Now 2022 Tour Stadium Shows with Dan + Shay, Old Dominion & Carly Pearce
April 23 Raymond James Stadium Tampa, Fla.
April 30* Bank of America Stadium Charlotte, N.C.
May 7 Busch Stadium St. Louis, Mo.
May 14 American Family Field Milwaukee, Wis.
May 21 Mercedes-Benz Stadium Atlanta, Ga.
May 28 Nissan Stadium Nashville, Tenn.
June 4 AT&T Stadium Arlington, Texas
June 11 Heinz Field Pittsburgh, Pa.
June 18 Lincoln Financial Field Philadelphia, Pa.
June 25 Soldier Field Chicago, Ill.
July 2 GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium Kansas City, Mo.
July 9 Bobcat Stadium Bozeman, Mont.
July 16 Lumen Field Seattle, Wash.
July 23 SoFi Stadium Los Angeles, Calif.
July 30 Empower Field at Mile High Denver, Colo.
Aug. 6 U.S. Bank Stadium Minneapolis, Minn.
Aug. 13 MetLife Stadium East Rutherford, N.J.
Aug. 18** Historic Crew Stadium Columbus, Ohio
Aug. 20 Ford Field Detroit, Mich.
Aug. 26 Gillette Stadium Foxborough, Mass.
Aug. 27 Gillette Stadium Foxborough, Mass.** On sale information TBA; Old Dominion will not be on this date.
About Old Dominion
Old Dominion has emerged as one of the hottest breaking bands out of Nashville, fusing clever lyrics and an infectious sound. Their lyrical wit and hook heavy songwriting has certainly proved a winning method: since breaking onto the music scene in 2014, the band has notched eight No. 1 singles at country radio, surpassed one billion on-demand streams, earned several Platinum and Gold single certifications and headlined arenas and amphitheaters around the globe. In 2020, the band received their first two GRAMMY nominations for Best Country Duo/Group Performance and Best Country Song, for their hit single “Some People Do” from their self-titled third studio album. Old Dominion are currently the reigning CMA and ACM Group of the Year. Most recently, the band earned their fourth consecutive “Group of the Year” win at the 56th Annual ACM Awards and have been nominated for Vocal Group of the Year for the 2021 CMA Awards. The group also recently notched a nomination Favorite Duo/Group - Country for the 2021 American Music Awards. In October 2021, the band released their stunning fourth studio album Time, Tequila & Therapy, which features smash summertime single “I Was On A Boat That Day.”
About Carly Pearce
Fiercely rooted in the classics, the girl who left her Kentucky home and high school at 16 to take a job at Dollywood has grown into a woman who embraces the genre’s forward progression and is confident in what she wants to say. In a full circle surprise, iconic superstar and Grand Ole Opry member Dolly Parton extended the coveted invitation to Carly after 85+ appearances. Lighting a fire with her debut album Every Little Thing and the Platinum-certified history making title track, Pearce’s Double-Platinum-certified “I Hope You’re Happy Now” with Lee Brice, won both the CMA and ACM Vocal Event award, as well as the ACM 2021 Single of the Year. A committed songwriter, she believes truth and songs are the greatest form of resilience, whether facing the loss of her longtime champion and producer Busbee or the break-up of her marriage. Teaming with Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne to create the in-the-moment 29, their creative dialogue turned into the 15-song 29: Written In Stone. 29: Written In Stone traces the arc of realizing, accepting and moving on wiser for the experience. Leading the collection is “Dear Miss Loretta,” a from-the-heart outreach to Country Music Hall of Famer Loretta Lynn, and the pained ballad features fellow Kentucky icon Patty Loveless. Her current single, “Never Wanted To Be That Girl,” is a duet with Ashley McBryde that the two female singer/songwriters penned for the project.
About Blue Chair Bay® Rum
Blue Chair Bay® Rum, one of the beverage industry’s most successful launches in the history of wine and spirits, is a collection of premium-blended rums created on the shores of the Caribbean. Inspired by multi-Platinum songwriter and entertainer Kenny Chesney’s love of the islands, Blue Chair Bay® Rum is made with exceptional care using natural ingredients. Blue Chair Bay® Rum is available in 50ml, 750ml, 1L and 1.75L bottles. Blue Chair Bay® Spiced Rum 35% ABV; Blue Chair Bay® White Rum 40% ABV; Blue Chair Bay® Coconut, Banana, and Vanilla Rum, 26.5% ABV. Blue Chair Bay® Banana Rum Cream, Pineapple Rum Cream, Key Lime Rum Cream, Mango Rum Cream and Coconut Spiced Rum Cream and 15% ABV. Please enjoy Blue Chair Bay® Rum responsibly. Bottled by Fishbowl Spirits, Rochester, NY. Fishbowl Spirits, LLC, Nashville, TN. Rum Specialty, 15% alc/vol. For more information, visit www.bluechairbayrum.com.
About Marathon Petroleum Corporation
Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) is a leading, integrated, downstream energy company headquartered in Findlay, Ohio. The company operates the nation's largest refining system. MPC's marketing system includes branded locations across the United States, including Marathon brand retail outlets. MPC also owns the general partner and majority limited partner interest in MPLX LP, a midstream company that owns and operates gathering, processing and fractionation assets, as well as crude oil and light product transportation and logistics infrastructure. More information is available at www.marathonpetroleum.com.