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, Oklahoma and will span 18 dates across the country. Very special guest, Lauren Alaina joins Shelton for the run along with special appearances by country music 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.”
Getting to Know The Bellamy Brothers
Howard and David Bellamy continue to prove that the trail they’ve ridden to fame has been as unique as their music itself. The road that started on the pop music charts in the ‘70’s, took a winding turn into country music in the ‘80’s, paving the way for duos to come, such as Brooks & Dunn, Montgomery Gentry, Big & Rich and The Judds.
The Bellamy Brothers hold the record in both the Academy of Country Music (ACM) and the Country Music Association Awards (CMA) for the most duo nominations. Numerous Grammy nods have also been directed toward the brothers.
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.
Getting Your Tickets
Tickets and VIP experiences 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.
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.
Drew Rossow is a contributing editor to Grit Daily. He is a criminal defense/internet attorney, writer, and adjunct law professor in Dayton, Ohio. Born and raised in Dallas, Texas. A Millennial, Rossow provides perspectives on social media crimes, privacy risks, Millennials, and business. Rossow consults for ABC, FOX, and NBC on the latest news in technology law.