Kenny Chesney has announced a new tour for 2019, and this time around, he's doing things differently. Rather than touring in the massive stadium venues he's been focused on recently, Chesney will take his show into some smaller markets and venues for a series of more intimate concerts.

Initial cities Chesney announced on Wednesday (Nov. 7) include Champaign, Ill., Grand Rapids, Mich., and Tuscaloosa, Ala., with shows scheduled in the Midwest, the South and mid-Atlantic states. It's a very different approach than his 2018 Trip Around the Sun Tour, which focused on shows at stadium venues including Foxborough’s Gillette Stadium and MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.

“I wanted to change it up,” Chesney states. “Last year was so intense, and amazing. No Shoes Nation took it to a whole other level, and they blew all of us away. It was the kind of energy you don’t take for granted. So when we started thinking about next year, they made me wanna come to them. Rather than the massive two-day set-up, make everyone come to a stadium away from their homes, I wanted to go to where the fans live ... strip things back a bit, and make it a little more intimate.”

The eight-time CMA Entertainer of the Year is looking forward to giving fans a different concert experience, one that will also be a change for him.

“I love reaching to the very top, the very back of a football stadium, but I also love the idea of really being able to see the back of the room," Chesney reflects.

Chesney has revealed 11 initial cities for the Songs for the Saints 2019 Tour, but he has not yet revealed the dates or ticket information. See the cities below. More cities and dates are to be announced.

Kenny Chesney's Songs for the Saints Tour 2019

Champaign, Ill. @ State Farm Center
Grand Rapids, Mich. @ Van Andel Arena
Greensboro, N.C. @ Greensboro Coliseum
Washington, D.C. @ The Anthem
Tallahassee, Fla. @ Donald L Tucker Civic Center
Orange Beach, Ala. @ The Wharf
Columbia, Mo. @ Mizzou Arena
Wichita, Kan. @ INTRUST Bank Arena
Wilkes-Barre, Penn. @ Mohegan Sun Arena
Atlantic City, N.J. @ Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena
Tuscaloosa, Ala. @ Tuscaloosa Amphitheater

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