Blake Shelton will hit the road this fall for a limited 13-show, 10-city tour. The tour kicks off for a two-night stay at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City on Sept. 9 and 10.
The country superstar will make two stops in the Empire State playing three shows. The first stop will take place in Albany, at the Times Union Center on Sept. 29. Shelton will then play back-to-back shows at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Oct. 7 and 8.
On-sale dates for the New York state shows will be announced soon, with select cities going on sale on April 22. VIP packages are also available for most dates.
Shelton is set to release his 10th studio album, If I’m Honest, on May 20. The album was produced by Shelton’s longtime producer Scott Hendricks, and it will feature collaborations with the Oak Ridge Boys and his current girlfriend and the Voice counterpart Gwen Stefani on the track “Go Ahead and Break My Heart.” The album will be released under Warner Bros. Nashville.
Shelton has released over 30 country singles. Of those singles, 21 have made it to the No. 1 spot on the country charts with 16 consecutive No. 1 hits in a row. Shelton’s 11th straight No. 1 single, “Doin’ What She Likes,” broke the record for most consecutive No. 1 singles in the Country Airplay Chart’s 24-year history.
Shelton is also no stranger to television. He has been a judge on the singing competition show The Voice since the beginning. Shelton is also the most successful judge on The Voice panel, having his selected team members win the competition four times, with five other members throughout the years being runner up. Shelton has also appeared as a judge on Nashville Star and Clash of the Choirs. He joined now ex-wife Miranda Lambert for a duet at Superbowl XLVI, when the pair opened the event with “America The Beautiful.”
Over the years, Shelton has won numerous music awards. He has won nine Country Music Awards, four Academy of Country Music Awards, four American Country Awards, four CMT Awards and a American Music Award. Shelton has also been nominated for seven Grammy awards.
Shelton learned how to play guitar from his uncle and began singing at the age of 12. At age 15, Shelton had written his first song and received a Denbo Diamond award in his home state of Oklahoma. After Shelton’s brother Richie’s death from an automobile accident at the age of 17, Shelton graduated high school and moved to Nashville to pursue his singing career. Shelton and Lambert wrote about Richie in Lambert’s song “Over You.” The single became CMA’s 2012 Song of the Year, and Single Record and Song of the Year at the Academy of Country Music Awards in 2013.
Blake Shelton tour dates:
09-09-10 – Chesapeake Energy Arena – Oklahoma City, OK
09-15 – Peoria Civic Center Arena – Peoria, IL
09-16-17 – Xcel Energy Center – St.Paul, MN
09-22 – INTRUST Bank Arena – Wichita, KS
09-23 – Denny Sanford Premier Center – Sioux Falls, SD
09-29 – Times Union Center – Albany, NY
09-30 – XL Center – Hartford, CT
10-01 – TD Garden – Boston, MA
10-06 – Verizon Wireless Arena – Manchester, New Hampshire
10-07-08 – Barclays Center – Brooklyn, NY