*KENNY CHESNEY SUN GOES DOWN 2024 TOUR *
18 Stadiums, Old Friends, New Friends, No Shoes Nation
After His Intimate I Go Back 2023 Tour, the Eight-Time Entertainer of the Year
Brings Zac Brown Band, Megan Moroney & Uncle Kracker
*Kicks Off April 20 at Tampa's Raymond James Stadium *
TAMPA, Fla. – Kenny Chesney knows how to throw the summer into high gear. Having spent last spring and early summer with his taking-it-to-the-roots I Go Back 2023Tourof those arenas and markets where he rose to major headlining status, the only country artist to be onBillboard's Top 10 Touring Artists of the Last 25 Years for the past 14 years is bringing old friends and new to 18 full-scale stadiums with a few more major surprises to come.
Joining Chesney is the multiple GRAMMY-winning Zac Brown Band, enjoying their 12th CMA Group of the Year nomination; 2023 CMA Song of the Year and New Artist nominee Megan Moroney; and multiple-week No. 1 "When The Sun Goes Down" duet partner Uncle Kracker, known for his own hits "Follow Me" and "Drift Away."
"I wanted a name that suggested – obviously – when all the good stuff starts to happen. The one thing I've learned about No Shoes Nation and these stadium shows is they start the good times early and they just keep it going," Chesney says of his 2024 tour name. "But we all know, when the sun goes down, that's when people really get loose and enjoy themselves.
"That was the thing about Kracker and my song. It captured a vibe and a moment so perfectly. No matter how much fun you're having all day long, 'everything gets hotter when the sun goes down...' I know from years of experience that's true.
"So, I can't wait to get back out there, stadium-sized 'cause there's nothing like 60,000 members of No Shoes Nation singing these songs. It's gonna be awesome."
Kicking off April 20, 2024 at Tampa's Raymond James Stadium, the tour will run through August 23 at Foxborough, Mass.'s Gillette Stadium for what has become a tradition: closing out the tour in a venue Chesney has played to well over a million people. Tickets for these major stadium shows will go on-sale next Friday, Nov. 17.
"Zac Brown Band understands high-energy country, the same way Alabama did, and they've got our friend Caroline Jones in their line-up now, too," Chesney says of the group joining as direct support. "Megan Moroney isn't just one of the smart new voices in country, she's really bringing a sense of heart and joy to the music – and I'm fired up to be bringing her out to No Shoes Nation.
"And Uncle Kracker has been part of so many fun times, crazy moments and memories made, it always kicks things up a notch when he's out there with us. So, it really is old friends, new friends and a whole lotta love."
Again presented by Blue Chair Bay® Rum, the Sun Goes Down 2024 Tour brings all the high velocity energy and songs people know by heart back to America's favorite stadiums.
SUN GOES DOWN 2024 TOUR
with Zac Brown Band, Megan Moroney & Uncle Kracker
On Sale Next Friday, Nov. 17
Saturday, April 20, 2024 Tampa, Fla. Raymond James Stadium
Saturday, April 27, 2024 Charlotte, N.C. Bank of America Stadium
Saturday, May 4, 2024 Minneapolis, Minn. U.S. Bank Stadium
Saturday, May 11, 2024 Arlington, Texas AT&T Stadium
Saturday, May 18, 2024 Atlanta, Ga. Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Saturday, May 25, 2024 Landover, Md. FedExField
Saturday, June 1, 2024 Pittsburgh, Pa. Acrisure Stadium
Saturday, June 8, 2024 Philadelphia, Pa. Lincoln Financial Field
Saturday, June 15, 2024 Chicago, Ill. Soldier Field
Saturday, June 22, 2024 Milwaukee, Wisc. American Family Field
Saturday, July 6, 2024 Kansas City, Mo. GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium
Saturday, July 13, 2024 Seattle, Wash. Lumen Field
Saturday, July 20, 2024 Los Angeles, Calif. SoFi Stadium
Saturday, July 27, 2024 Denver, Colo. Empower Field at Mile High Stadium
Saturday, Aug. 3, 2024 Nashville, Tenn. Nissan Stadium
Saturday, Aug. 10, 2024 Detroit, Mich. Ford Field
Saturday, Aug. 17, 2024 East Rutherford, N.J. MetLife Stadium
Friday, Aug. 23, 2024 Foxborough, Mass. Gillette Stadium
"...because everything gets hotter when the sun goes down..."
About Kenny Chesney
Eight-time Entertainer of the Year Kenny Chesney is the only country artist to appear on Billboard's Top 10 Touring Artists of the Last 25 Years, each of the last 14 years. The East Tennessee songwriter is known for his high-energy live shows and playing to over a million people every full-scale tour he's done.
With more Billboard No. 1 Country Songs than any other artist, his rock/country hybrid has been the sound of coming of age in the 21st Century; his groundbreaking singles include "American Kids," "Here & Now," "Get Along," "You & Tequila," "Somewhere With You," "Save It For A Rainy Day" and "Beer In Mexico." Purveyor of No Shoes Radio, which now exists on SiriusXM as a home for his eclectic AOR/island/songwriter blend, Chesney has been called "The King of the Road" by the Wall Street Journal and "The People's Superstar" by the Los Angeles Times.
About Zac Brown Band
Zac Brown Band is a multi-platinum, GRAMMY Award-winning, Southern rock group led by Zac Brown. Throughout their career, Zac Brown Band has had six consecutive albums reach the top 10 of the Billboard 200 and five consecutive albums debut at No. 1 on Billboard's Country Albums chart. The group has won three GRAMMY Awards, including Best New Artist in 2010, sold more than 30.5 million singles, 9.3 million albums, amassed over 11.2 billion catalog streams, achieved 16 No. 1 radio singles. Only the second act to top both the Country and Active Rock charts, Zac Brown Band headlined nine North American tours and currently holds the record for most consecutive sold-out shows at the iconic Fenway Park. In July 2022, Zac Brown Band was inducted into the Fenway Music Hall of Fame, joining music icons Paul McCartney and Billy Joel. Zac Brown Band has a reputation with critics and fans as one of the most dynamic live acts, marked by strong musicianship that defies genre boundaries.
About Megan Moroney
Megan Moroney is strong-minded, sensitive, and fiercely devoted to speaking her truth. As a teenager in Georgia, she first honed her gorgeously gritty vocal style by singing covers with her dad and brother, then took up guitar at age 16. With 2022's Pistol Made of Roses EP, CMT praises her as a "musical risk taker with powerhouse pipes." With "Tennessee Orange," an immediate smash that soon saw her signing with Sony Music Nashville/Columbia Records, becoming her first Country radio No. 1, earning RIAA Platinum certification. Named a "2023 Artist to Watch" by the likes of Amazon Music, Pandora and Spotify, Moroney's debut album Luckyarrived in May, drawing major acclaim for the lived-in intimacy, fearless truth-telling and electrifying songwriting. Amidst an avalanche of accolades, she won Breakthrough Female Video of the Year at the CMT Music Awards, made her debut on NBC's "TODAY"and kicked off her sold-out Pistol Made of Roses Tour. Opening for Country legends Brooks & Dunn this summer, Moroney has embarked on her sold-out The Lucky Tour bringing her impactful live show across the U.S. — all while continuing a meteoric rise that now includes 638 million+ total global streams to date.
About Uncle Kracker
For over two decades, the multi-platinum Uncle Kracker has soundtracked such good times with his breezy blend of country, pop and rock spiked with a splash of hip-hop. The world first met Uncle Kracker during his stint in Kid Rock's Twisted Brown Trucker Band as his musical sense and songwriting shaped seven cuts on the RIAA Diamond-certified Devil Without A Cause. His 2000 debut Double Wide hit No. 7 on the Billboard 200, and was certified Double Platinum; 2002's follow-up No Stranger To Shame mined Gold. With No. 1 hits across three genres, Kracker topped the Pop, Adult Contemporary and Country charts. Platinum "Follow Me" was No. 1 in four countries, while Kenny Chesney's Double Platinum duet "When The Sun Goes Down" spent six weeks atop Billboard's Country Singles Chart. He made history with his cover of Dobie Gray's "Drift Away," logging 28 consecutive weeks at No. 1 on Adult Contemporary Radio, "the most weeks atop any Billboard chart." His Triple Platinum "Smile" scored dozens of syncs, including "The Office." Following 2012's country album Midnight Special, he released "Endlessly," "Floatin'" and "No Time To Be Sober." In 2023,dropped "Sweet 16," "Reason To Drink" and "Cruising Altitude."
Media Contacts for Kenny Chesney:
Essential Broadcast Media
*Fount Lynch *
Warner Music Nashville
Media Contact for Zac Brown Band:
The Green Room PR
Media Contacts for Megan Moroney:
Sweet Talk Publicity
Sony Music Nashville
Media Contacts for Uncle Kracker:
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