Chesney Announces New Tour

Keith Urban and Dierks Bentley have been confirmed as the opening acts for Kenny Chesney’s upcoming Guitars, Tiki Bars & Whole Lotta Love tour. Set to follow the Feb. 3 release of his new album, When the Sun Goes Down, the tour kicks off March 17 in Texas at the famed Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. The opening weekend includes concerts in Louisiana and Mississippi. Still working on the stage and lighting for the tour, Chesney is anxious to introduce the new songs. “It’s gonna be great to get some new music to pick from — and this record really suits what we’re trying to do live,” Chesney says. “So aside from some well-chosen surprises, people can expect the songs they love and some songs I know they’re going to.” The first leg of the tour will take place primarily in the South and on the East Coast. Dates are already scheduled through the end of May. 12/10/2003