Kenny Chesney has postponed the first seven dates of his Chillaxification Tour -- including the show scheduled for May 2nd at U.S. Bank in Minneapolis.

You can’t take risks without really understanding the consequences. In times of uncertainty, I won’t take chances with those I love. I can’t imagine, as much as we love being out there playing for the fans, being able to do that through the worry our nation is experiencing. So, while we wait to see how this terrible virus is going to impact our country, I think it’s only fair to move these first several dates now.

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Chesney's team is hopeful that within six weeks, all the moving pieces will be resolved, and new dates should be in place. Those unable to attend the rescheduled shows will be refunded.

Nobody wants to get out there for these shows more than I do. We’ve started rehearsals; everything is loaded in – and the band sounds great. Music is medicine when your soul or your heart need healing, but I don’t want my music to put anyone at risk.

Stay tuned for additional information on the rescheduling of this show.

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