Kenny Hits Gillette Stadium August 26

Kenny Chesney always had an affinity for Boston so it's no surprise that in unveiling dates for his 2016 Spread the Love Tour, he announces a show at Foxboroughs Gillette Stadium on Friday, August 26.

We have had so many special nights at Gillette, Kenny says. Every single one has been its own set of memories and when we go back this year, I want to know we are going to have the night that tops all the ones that have come before. The people in and around Boston are amazing, and I want to live up to all the energy they give us.

Having formed the Spread the Love Fund to benefit the amputee survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing, Kenny's been rooted to the greater Boston community in ways that extend beyond the concert stage. In the stands when the Red Sox won the World Series, the high-energy performer saw the No Shoes Nation named at Gillette Stadium in 2011.

Even before we started playing stadiums in 2005, Boston was special, Kenny says. They really listen to the songs They really rock hard when you put it out there And its a place where I can bring my friend Gretchen Rhodes out to sing a song like Happy On The Hey Now, and people just get it. Those are some kind of fans, and when we get there, I know its going to be the kind of night worth waiting all summer for.

See the updated stadium dates below and become a No Shoes Nation member to get your pre-sale tickets HERE.

April 23 -- Jordan Hare Stadium -- Auburn, Ala.

May 7 -- Chase Field -- Phoenix, Ariz.

June 4 -- AT&T Stadium -- Arlington, Texas*

June 18 -- Miller Park -- Milwaukee, Wisc.*

June 25 -- Lincoln Financial Field -- Philadelphia, Pa.*

July 2 -- Heinz Field -- Pittsburgh, Pa.

July 16 -- Arrowhead Stadium -- Kansas City, Mo.

July 23 -- Century Link Field -- Seattle, Wash.

August 6 -- Levis Stadium -- Santa Clara, Calif.

August 13 -- Ford Field -- Detroit, Mich.*

August 20 -- MetLife Stadium -- East Rutherford, N.J.

August 26 -- Gillette Stadium -- Foxborough, Mass.

*Miranda Lambert, Old Dominion, and TBA