Like many artists whose touring plans were interrupted by the pandemic, Blake Shelton is ready to GO - and he's bringing along his friends for the ride. Earlier today, he announced his Friends and Heroes 2021 tour. This year's lineup includes Martina McBride, Tracy Byrd, Trace Adkins and special guest Lindsay Ell.
Shelton was mid-tour last year when the pandemic forced him off the road. This time around, he's picking the tour back up in Omaha. "A little over a year ago, when the world shut down and we had to postpone the tour, I was already in Omaha getting ready for the show that night. I told you we would be back, and I’m thrilled to say we are kicking off the Friends and Heroes 2021 Tour in Omaha," Shelton has said.
He's promising a good time, and we don't doubt he'll deliver. "I’m giving everybody in every city plenty of notice: You might as well tell your boss you’re gonna be late to work the next day and pay that babysitter overtime, because we are going to play some country music for y’all until they turn on the lights. And that might not stop us!" Shelton added.
Shelton's Friends and Heroes tour has been a way for Shelton to play with some of the artists he considers close pals and inspirations. In 2019, Adkins joined him again along with the Bellamy Brothers, John Anderson and Lauren Alaina.
This year's Friends and Heroes tour will hit major cities in the U.S. beginning in mid-August and include several dates that have been rescheduled from his 2020 tour. Tickets go on sale June 10th. Visit BlakeShelton.com for more details, and check out the full list of dates below.
Earlier this year, Shelton announced his new album Body Language, which features a special duet with Gwen Stefani, 'Happy Anywhere.' The album arrives in just a few days - Friday, May 21st.
Friends and Heroes Tour 2021
Aug. 18 - Omaha, Neb. @ CHI Health Center*
Aug. 20 - Denver, Colo. @ Ball Arena*
Sept. 2 - Philadelphia, Pa. @ Wells Fargo Center
Sept. 3-4 - Washington, D.C. @ The Anthem
Sept. 9 - Nashville, Tenn. @ Bridgestone Arena
Sept. 10 - Evansville, Ind. @ Ford Center
Sept. 11 - Rosemont, Ill. @ Allstate Arena*
Sept. 16 - North Charleston, S.C. @ North Charleston Coliseum
Sept. 17 - Greenville, S.C. @ Bon Secours Wellness Arena
Sept. 18 - Duluth, Ga. @ Infinite Energy Center
Sept. 23 - St. Louis, Mo. @ Enterprise Center
Sept. 24 - Tulsa, Okla. @ BOK Center
Sept. 25 - Fort Worth, Texas @ Dickies Arena
Sept. 30 - Grand Rapids, Mich. @ Van Andel Arena
Oct. 1 - Detroit, Mich. @ Little Caesars Arena*
Oct. 2 - Milwaukee, Wisc. @ Fiserv Forum*
* rescheduled date