Hurricane Irene Forces Kenny Chesney to Reschedule Concert
The threat of Hurricane Irene has forced Kenny Chesney to move Sunday's Goin' Coastal Tour stop in Foxboro, Mass. to this Friday, August 26. The hurricane is moving up the East Coast, and is tracking to hit New England states early Sunday morning. In a press release and statement to his fans on Facebook, Chesney says safety has to be the top priority. Saturday's show in Foxboro remains unaffected at this time.
"I want the last weekend of the 'Goin' Coastal' Tour to be a great experience for everybody," he says, "but I also want it to be the safest experience for everyone. I've always said Foxboro is a highlight of our tour, because the fans are ready for a great night of music and fun no matter what night it is!"
Fans who can't make Friday's rescheduled date can get a refund at the point of purchase. All tickets for Sunday's show will now be honored on Friday. The reschedule will not effect the show's sets; the Zac Brown Band will still play a full set for fans.
"Our first and foremost priority is the fans' safety," promoter Louis Messina of TMG/AEG Live says, "so we have made the difficult decision to reschedule the show."
The comments under Chesney's Facebook note about the hurricane warnings changing his concert date have been overwhelmingly positive. Even those with tickets who won't be able to make Friday's show seem to understand the decision.