From his team members on The Voice to veteran country artists, Blake Shelton has a history of demonstrating his support for the people in whom he believes; when he realized that fans across the country needed to hear music from his friends and heroes, he decided to bring them all out on the road. “Friends & Heroes 2019” will kick off on February 14 in Oklahoma City, Okla. and will span 18 dates across the country (full list below). Very special guest Lauren Alaina joins Shelton for the run along with special appearances by country icons the Bellamy Brothers, John Anderson and Trace Adkins.
“I’m really excited about my tour because it’s taking where I came from and the music I listened to growing up, and actually introducing it to a whole new audience,” Shelton said. “I feel like a lot of people might know the Bellamy Brothers’ and John Anderson’s music, but maybe they’re not familiar with who they are as artists. I think that this is going to be a great opportunity for the country music fan base to be re-introduced to these guys and, selfishly, I’m just excited to share the stage with them! It’ll be great to have Trace back out on the road with us, and I can’t wait for one of my newer friends and heroes, Lauren Alaina, to blow these crowds away.”
Tickets and VIP experiences (information below) for “Friends & Heroes 2019” will go on sale November 9 at 10:00 a.m. Blake Shelton Fan Club members and American Express® Card members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Friday, November 2 at 10:00 a.m. local through Thursday, November 8 at 10:00 p.m. local.
VIP experiences will be available throughout the 2019 tour with premium perks ranging from a great seat on the floor to exclusive merchandise. The BS’ers VIP Lounge will also return, including the opportunity to pose in Shelton’s chair from The Voice, plus he will play a private acoustic set in select cities. Blake Shelton VIP Experience details are available HERE.
The Bellamy Brothers’ No. 1 rated reality show, “Honky Tonk Ranch,” which “chronicles their unusual lives, blending music stardom, vigorous road tours and cattle ranching” (Tampa Bay Times), will return for a second season following the worldwide success of the first 13 episodes. David and Howard Bellamy’s famous friends, including Tanya Tucker and Mickey Gilley, also dropped by their Florida homestead during the first season. (Stay tuned for the second season premiere episode’s date and time.)
In addition to “Honky Tonk Ranch,” the Bellamy Brothers recently released their autobiography “Let Your Love Flow: The Life and Times of the Bellamy Brothers.” Autographed copies of their book are available EXCLUSIVELY at honkytonkranchtv.com. Special bundle prices also available when purchasing their book and 40th Anniversary 2-Disc CD set.
BLAKE SHELTON’S “FRIENDS & HEROES 2019” DATES
Feb. 14 Chesapeake Energy Arena – OKC, Okla.
Feb. 15 Sprint Center – Kansas City, Mo.
Feb. 16 Denny Sanford PREMIER Center – Sioux Falls, S.D.
Feb. 21 Bankers Life Fieldhouse – Indianapolis, Ind.
Feb. 22 KeyBank Center – Buffalo, N.Y.
Feb. 23 PPG Paints Arena – Pittsburgh, Penn.
Feb. 28 Peoria Civic Center – Peoria, Ill.
Mar. 1 KFC Yum! Center – Louisville, Ky.
Mar. 2 Ford Center – Evansville, Ind.
Mar. 7 Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena – Jacksonville, Fla.
Mar. 8 Amalie Arena – Tampa, Fla.
Mar. 9 BB&T Center – Sunrise, Fla.
Mar. 14 Wells Fargo Arena – Des Moines, Iowa
Mar. 15 Xcel Energy Center – St. Paul, Minn.
Mar. 16 Resch Center – Green Bay, Wis.
Mar. 21 Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, Conn.
Mar. 22 Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, Conn.
Mar. 23 Times Union Center – Albany, N.Y.