Kenny Chesney moves tour to 2022, offers refunds

Dave Paulson
Nashville Tennessean
Kenny Chesney performs during a concert at Nissan Stadium Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018 in Nashville, Tenn.

For the second year in a row, Kenny Chesney has postponed his touring plans. 

The country star's next U.S. stadium tour — originally planned for 2020, then pushed to 2021 — will now take place in 2022.

"With the varying local statutes and practices and social distancing, touring in 2021 would mean that a good percentage of people would not be able to come to the show(s)," Chesney's team said in a press release.

"Rather than disappoint any of the fans, especially with safety precautions varying from city-to-city, he has decided to move his tour to 2022."

Ticketholders have the choice to request a refund at the original point of purchase, or hold on to their seats for next year.

In a letter to his fans, Chesney said they'd "talked to medical experts, stadium people, local officials across the country."

"I hate what I’m about to tell you. With all the progress being made around the pandemic, there is still too much unknown.... I won’t take chances with people I love.

I also don’t want to come out there after all this time and not deliver the best show I ever have to all of you!"

It will be a different show, as well. While all previously announced cities and stadiums will still host Chesney's 2022 tour, it will be with "a completely new show with a new name, new lineup, lots of new music and plenty of the songs people come to hear."

Details, including rescheduled dates, will be "announced shortly."

Kenny Chesney 2022 tour cities and venues (dates TBA)

Raymond James Stadium                   Tampa, Fla.

American Family Field                       Milwaukee, Wis.

Nissan Stadium                                   Nashville, Tenn.

Mercedes-Benz Stadium                    Atlanta, Ga.

GEHA Field at Arrowhead                 Kansas City, Mo.       

U.S. Bank Stadium                             Minneapolis, Minn.   

Heinz Field                                         Pittsburgh, Pa.

Lincoln Financial Field                      Philadelphia, Pa.

Soldier Field                                       Chicago, Ill.

Bobcat Stadium                                  Bozeman, Mont.

Busch Stadium                                    St. Louis, Mo.

Lumen Field                                       Seattle, Wash.

SoFi Stadium                                      Inglewood, Calif.       

Empower Field at Mile High              Denver, Colo.

AT&T Stadium                                   Arlington, Texas        

Ford Field                                           Detroit, Mich.

MetLife Stadium                                East Rutherford, N.J.

Gillette Stadium                                 Foxborough, Mass.