Kenny Chesney at Ford Field

Posted Nov 8, 2012

DETROIT, MI – Country Music’s biggest summer entertainer – Kenny Chesney – brings his 2013 ‘No Shoes Nation’ Tour to Ford Field on Saturday, August 17.  After six consecutive sold out shows at Ford Field since 2006, Eric Church, Eli Young Band and Kacey Musgraves will join Chesney for his seventh summer stop in Detroit.

Tickets for the “2013 concert of the summer” range from $35.50 to $129.50 and go on sale at 10:00 am – Friday, December 7 – at all Ticketmaster outlets, or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

“Detroit has been just an amazing place for us to play and I can’t wait to come back to Ford Field,” says Chesney.  “The fans in Detroit are like one big family…and we all look forward to that family reunion every year."

Prior to the concert, DLI Entertainment is again partnering with 99.5 FM WYCD to host the summer’s biggest party – The Beach Bash – on Brush Street in front of Ford Field.  The Beach Bash is free and open to the public from 1:00 – 4:00 pm and offers live entertainment, various games and other activities.  In addition, WYCD will broadcast live from the event.

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, which starts Saturday, March 16 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. More 'No Shoes Nation' tour dates will be announced in the coming months. 

The Corona Light Presents Kenny Chesney's 'No Shoes Nation' Tour, starring Kenny Chesney, will feature special guest Eric Church - whose critically-acclaimed album 'Chief' was named 'Album of the Year' at the 2012 CMA Awards - as well as Eli Young Band and Kacey Musgraves.  Several tour dates will also feature the GRAMMY-Award winning Zac Brown Band, whose latest album 'Uncaged' debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 (see tour dates below for details).

"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. 

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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 for more information).

2013 ‘No Shoes Nation’ Tour:

Sat. Mar 16 -- Tampa, FL -­ Raymond James Stadium^ 

Sat. May 4 -- Columbia, SC - Williams Brice Stadium*

Sat. May 11 -- Dallas, TX -- Dallas Cowboys Stadium^ 

Sat. May 18 -- Milwaukee, WI -- Miller Park^

Sat. May 25 -- Landover, MD -- FedExField^ 

Sat. Jun 1 ­ Seattle, WA ­ Centurylink Field^ 

Sat. Jun 8 -- Philadelphia, PA -- Lincoln Financial Field^ 

Sat. Jun 15 -- Kansas City, MO -- Arrowhead Stadium^ 

Sat. Jun 22 -- Pittsburgh, PA ­- Heinz Field^ 

Sat. Jun 29 -- Columbus, OH ­ Crew Stadium^ 

Fri. Jul 12 -- Minneapolis, MN -- Target Field* 

Sat. Jul 20 -- Denver, CO -- Sports Authority Field at Mile High^ 

Sat. Jul 27 -- Anaheim, CA -- Angels Stadium^ 

Sat. Aug 3 - Atlanta, GA -- Georgia Dome* 

Sat. Aug 10 -- East Rutherford, NJ -- Metlife Stadium^ 

Sat. Aug 17 -- Detroit, MI -- Ford Field^ 

Sat. Aug 24 -- Foxboro, MA -- Gillette Stadium^ 

* with Zac Brown Band, Eli Young Band, and Kacey Musgraves 

^ with Eric Church, Eli Young Band, and Kacey Musgraves 

“One of country music’s most triumphant…superstars” (The NY Times), Kenny Chesney has had 24 #1 singles, ten platinum albums, and over 27 million albums sold. The release of his thirteenth album 'Welcome To The Fishbowl' last summer coincided with the blockbuster, 22-stadium 'Brothers of the Sun ' Tour, with Chesney and Tim McGraw. Chesney is a CMT and AMA Artist of the Year, a four-time CMA Entertainer of the Year, and a four-time ACM Entertainer of the Year.