Kenny Chesney, the American country singer-songwriter, will play his Boston-area stadium concert two days earlier than scheduled because of hurricane warnings. Chesney was set to play at the Gillette Stadium in Foxboro on Sunday (28th August 2011) but the show will now go ahead on Friday (26th August 2011).
In a statement to fans on his Facebook page, Kenny said, "I want the last weekend of the 'Goin' Coastal' Tour to be a great experience for everybody. But I also want it to be the safest experience for everyone". The start time of 5pm and opening acts BILLY CURRINGTON and the Zac Brown Band will remain the same. Fans that cannot the make the Friday show will be offered a refund at the point of purchase. Chesney added, "I've always said Foxboro is a highlight of our tour, because the fans are ready for a great night of music and fun no matter what night it is!" The rescheduled show relates to the threat of Hurricane Irene, which is steadily moving up the East Coast. As of Wednesday (24th August 2011), the hurricane was moving northwest from the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.
Chesney released his fourteenth studio album 'Hemingway's Whiskey' on 28th September 2010. The album received generally positive reviews from critics and debuted at No.1 on the US Billboard 200 chart.