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Kenny Chesney photo by Allister Ann // courtesy of Essential Broadcast Media
Kenny Chesney photo by Allister Ann // courtesy of Essential Broadcast Media

Kenny Chesney's 'Sun Goes Down adds Darien Lake to tour


Mon, Feb 19th 2024 10:40 am

Tickets available starting Tuesday, Feb. 20, with fan club presale; general on-sale begins Monday, Feb. 26, at kennychesney.com

√ “It wouldn’t be summer without certain amphitheaters,” Kenny Chesney

Live Nation Press Release

When people think of Kenny Chesney, they think of his high-velocity stadium shows, which are no doubt where “No Shoes Nation” comes together at its most powerful. But long before Chesney became the only country artist in Billboard’s Top 10 Touring Acts of the Last 25 Years, he captured the imagination of young people coming of age across America with amphitheater and arena shows that often crashed the switchboards and ticket sites in the markets where he played. Those shows had the same intensity, but also an intimacy that reflected who the attendees were as much as they were the life of the songwriter from East Tennessee.

With 23 stadium plays – on sale or sold out – across America, Chesney decided he wanted to capture some of that intimacy and intensity this summer. As he said, “It takes a lot of work to put together a stadium-sized show, and that’s actually part of the fun. But you can get so busy with all the details that go into a stadium show, it captures your focus ... and then you look up, and you realize that there’s also this thing that’s smaller and more intimate, and you want that, too.

“There is nothing like being out on the lawn with your friends, or even under the pavilion, on a clear night hearing the music and just being in the moment. You can do some things in that environment you can’t at a stadium. It’s less production, less massive, but there’s a real sense of connection that is undeniable.”

For Chesney, who’s already sold out two Gillette Stadiums with an unprecedented third show added, “Sun Goes Down 2024” represents a tour that celebrates the best of what his music embodies: the wild, the thoughtful and the good times in spite of what the day may’ve given you. To that effect, playing Darien Lake Amphitheater in Darien Center, on June 27, fits the breadth of what his music contains.

Joining him for the show will be People’s Choice Awards Female Country Artist of the Year nominee and Country Music Association Song of the Year and Best New Artist nominee Megan Moroney. With a focus on energy and songs, it will be a night to sink into the best of what music provides.

Tickets will be available starting with fan club presale beginning Feb. 20. General on-sale begins at 10 a.m. Feb. 26 at KennyChesney.com.

With “Take Her Home” making its way up country radio’s top 40 after landing 133 reporting station adds its first week, Chesney continues creating a space where people who work hard, love deeply and live to enjoy everything life brings them can find kindred spirits and a real good time.

Presented by Blue Chair Bay Rum, “Sun Goes Down 2024” is coming to Darien Lake Amphitheater for one night only on June 27.

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