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Kenny Chesney to Spread the Love With Full Summer of Tour Dates

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Kenny Chesney has announced the massive 2016 Spread the Love Tour. The superstar revealed 11 stadium dates in a press release on Oct. 27, and a full slate of dates in the weeks and months that followed. Once again he’s pairing with Miranda Lambert for the stadium shows.

Lambert appeared at Chesney’s 2015 show at Soldier Field in Chicago, which inspired him to invite her on the upcoming dates.

“Miranda was such an awesome addition in Chicago,” Chesney says. “When I was thinking about what I wanted to do this year, how to keep the energy we had and give the fans something truly great musically, she just made sense. She’s a songwriter, a great singer and she loves music every bit as much as I do. In a stadium, those things matter.”

The core lineup for the shows will also include Sam Hunt and Old Dominion, with Jake Owen or Little Big Town replacing Hunt on select shows. Chesney gave Hunt his first cut with “Come Over” and has been following his rise to becoming one of the most exciting young artists in country music.

“The second I heard Sam’s demo for ‘Come Over,’ I knew he was onto something very unique,” Chesney observes. “Watching him develop as an artist, seeing his songwriting evolve — and knowing how he brings it when he gets on stage makes him a perfect act to come out with us.”

Old Dominion have already proved their mettle in front of Chesney’s massive audiences in 2015, on a tour that set new attendance records in nine markets.

“There is nothing like the energy of a stadium show,” Chesney says. “Old Dominion kicked the whole summer off last year with the best vibe. If we’re talking about Spread the Love, those guys are all about it. If there’s anything I want to see this summer, it’s that attitude that really defines what’s going on.”

“After last year, we’ve got a bar to clear, but I am fired up… and missing the fans already,” Chesney states. He is also slated to headline the 2016 Taste of Country Music Festival, which takes place June 10-12 at Hunter Mountain in upstate New York. For more information about the hottest festivals of 2016, check out our comprehensive 2016 festival guide.

Kenny Chesney 2016 Spread the Love Tour Dates:

April 23 — Auburn, Ala. @ Jordan Hare Stadium
May 5 — Alberquerque, N.M. @ Isleta Amphitheatre *
May 7 — Phoenix, Ariz. @ Chase Field
May 13-14 — Uncasville, Conn. @ Mohegan Sun Casino *
May 19 — Columbia, Md. @ Merriweather Post Pavilion *
May 20 — Charlotte, N.C. @ PNC Music Pavilion *
May 21 — Raleigh, N.C. @ Wanut Creek Amphitheatre *
May 26 — Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio @ Blossom Music Center *
May 28 — Louisville, Ky. @ Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium
June 2 — Rogers, Ark. @ Walmart AMP *
June 4 — Arlington, Texas @ AT&T Stadium
June 9 — Toronto, Ontario, Canada @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre *
June 10 — Canandaigua, N.Y. @ CMAC *
June 11 — Hunter, N.Y. @ Taste of Country Music Festival **
June 17 — Cadott, Wis. @ Country Fest **
June 18 — Milwaukee, Wis. @ Miller Park
June 23 — Virginia Beach, Va. @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater *
June 25 — Philadelphia, Pa. @ Lincoln Financial Field
July 2 — Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Heinz Field
July 10 — Cavendish, Prince Edward Island, Canada @ Cavendish Beach Music Festival **
July 14 — St. Louis, Mo. @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre *
July 16 — Kansas City, Mo. @ Arrowhead Stadium
July 23 — Seattle, Wash. @ Century Link Field
July 27 — Cheyenne, Wyo. @ Frontier Days **
July 30 — Mountain Home, Idaho @ Mountain Home Country Music Festival **
July 31 — Sixes, Ore. @ Cape Blanco Country Music Festival **
Aug. 6 — Santa Clara, Calif. @ Levi’s Stadium
Aug. 13 — Detroit, Mich. @ Ford Field
Aug. 18 — Bristow, Va. @ Jiffy Lube Live *
Aug. 20 — East Rutherford, N.J. @ MetLife Stadium
Aug. 26 — Foxborough, Mass. @ Gillette Stadium
Aug. 27 — Foxborough, Mass. @ Gillette Stadium

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