Posted: Nov 08, 2012 9:16 AM EST Updated: Nov 08, 2012 9:16 AM EST
By Jason Old
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) –
Kenny Chesney, who’s played a country-world record 85 stadium shows in his career, makes it to over 100 with today’s announcement of 17 stadium dates on his ‘No Shoes Nation’ Tour. Chesney announced that the second stop on his tour will be in Columbia on Saturday, May 4, 2013 for a performance at Williams-Brice Stadium.
Tickets for Chesney’s performance will go on sale December 7 at 10:00 a.m. online through www.LMCtix.com, by phone at 1-855-4-LMC-TIX, in person at the Lexington Medical Center Box Office inside Colonial Life Arena or at the Columbia Play It Again Sports Store. Ticket prices and additional show information will be posted to www.ColonialLifeArena.com as they become available.
Chesney’s previous stadium show in Columbia in April 2008 left him wanting to return for the fans. “I thought it was very important to come back to South Carolina and give them a real show,” Chesney explained. “Last time I played there was the night I broke my foot on the very first song…I’m going to come out and try to put on the best show I possibly can because I think all the fans there deserve it from the last time.”
“We are thrilled that the partnership between Global Spectrum and The Messina Group can welcome Kenny Chesney back to Columbia at Williams Brice Stadium,” said Lexie Boone, General Manager of Colonial Life Arena. “He is one of country music’s biggest names and we know how passionate he is about giving his fans an incredible performance. This will be a concert that fans will remember for years to come.”
The tour will feature GRAMMY-Award winning Zac Brown Band, whose latest album ‘Uncaged’ debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200. Special guests, Eli Young Band and Kacey Musgraves will also take the stage.
“I believe what we’ve created on the road is something special,” says Chesney, “the fans, myself, the band, the crew. But it’s really the fans who have given us a wonderful, unique life. What we’ve all built together is the ‘No Shoes Nation.’ There is no better name for this tour.”
‘No Shoes Nation’ marks 20 years of touring for Chesney, who Billboard declares is “The biggest ticket seller in country music and among the elite touring artists in the world,” and comes on the heels of his wildly successful 2012 ‘Brothers of the Sun’ Tour, which blew away more than 1.1 million fans across the country – his 10th consecutive tour to hit that ticket sale milestone.
Kenny Chesney is once again teaming up with CID Entertainment to offer very special VIP packages for the 2013 tour. Guests will choose from either Sandbar or Premium Reserved seating and have access to the pre-game tailgate party featuring a buffet of Kenny’s favorite food, drinks and music. New to this year’s program is an exclusive VIP only entrance and exit for the Sandbar as well as new gift items including a Kenny Chesney “Coach’s Hoodie”, an exclusive stadium seat cushion and more. Travel packages including hotel accommodations and shuttle transportation will also be available for each date (visit www.cidentertainment.com/kennychesney for more information).