Shelton claims he's getting Ten Times Crazier
Thursday, January 17, 2013
– Blake Shelton will embark on a headlining tour of the U.S. beginning July 19 in Virginia Beach, VA. The Ten Times Crazier Tour, which features special guest Mercury Recording artist, Easton Corbin, and ACM New Female Vocalist of the Year nominee, Jana Kramer, will criss-cross the country this summer.
General public tickets will go on-sale in March. Pre-sale information, contesting, and meet and greet opportunities will be available soon to Blake's BS'er Fan Club members via www.blakeshelton.com/bsers. BS'ers is free to join.
This is Shelton's second headlining tour following last year's Well Lit & Amplified Tour.
"My fans, country radio, friends, family, you name it - they know I love to perform," Shelton said. " With The Voice schedule, I was not able to go out and perform as much as I wanted last year, but I plan to make up for it this year."
"This summer is going to be a blast. I want everyone at my shows to leave feeling like they got every penny's worth of their ticket. I am going to give them every ounce of me on that stage because they deserve it. My fans are die hard country fans, they love to laugh and have a good time and I'm going to join them in what truly will be the Ten Times Crazier Tour."
Tour dates are:
July 19 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
July 20 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
July 21 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
July 26 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
July 27 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
July 28 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
Aug. 1 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
Aug. 2 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
Aug. 3 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Aug. 9 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
Aug. 10 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
Aug. 11 Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Aug. 29 Atlanta, GA Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood
Aug. 30 Tampa, FL 1-800-ASK GARY Amphitheatre
Aug. 31 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
Sept. 5 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
Sept. 6 Hartford, CT Comcast Theatre
Sept. 7 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
Sept. 12 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
Sept. 13 Milwaukee, WI Bradley Center
Sept. 14 Auburn Hills, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
Sept. 19 Charleston, WV Charleston Civic Center
Sept. 20 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena
Sept. 21 Lexington, KY Rupp Arena
Sept. 26 Charlottesville, VA John Paul Jones Arena
Sept. 27 Knoxville, TN Thompson-Boling Arena
Sept. 28 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
Oct.3 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
Oct.4 Tulsa, OK BOK Arena
Oct.5 Wichita, KS INTRUST Bank Arena
More news for Blake Shelton
CD reviews for Blake Shelton
If I'm Honest
Blake Shelton makes it abundantly clear that this is not going to be a light-hearted listen, despite his public demeanor. "I have never recorded a more personal or reflective album in my career," Shelton wrote on the cover insert. He said the 15-song release "touches both the highs and low of past year of my life." And that would first and foremost include his very public split with Miranda Lambert, which happened quickly and suddenly.
Shelton forlornly looks back at a »»»
Bringing Back the Sunshine
It's impossible to get away from the fact that one's perception of Blake Shelton's music has changed significantly since he began his role as a judge on The Voice. His music hasn't been altered all that much after he became a TV star, but we now know him as the affable, yet extremely competitive, judge on the popular NBC singing show. His likeability simply makes us more likely to enjoy his music a little more, and with "Bringing Back the Sunshine," Shelton has »»»
Based on a True Story
After Blake Shelton won his first CMA for Best Male Vocalist, he finally began to think he was one of the artists that would influence the direction of country music. If his latest release "Based on a True Story" is any indication, the genre is headed toward records featuring super catchy songs with homogenous themes. Every number has an infectious melody with lead single potential. The trade-off for the sonic pleasantry is a 12-song collection that is short on meaningful material, but long on fun. »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk
When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Perhaps not country, but Urban stars
After Keith Urban scorched a version of "Days Go By," a man in his mid-50s in a Led Zeppelin T shirt said to his rhinestone clad lady friend, "This is not country music, that guy's a rock star."
Indeed, the chart topping Aussie further contributes to country's multiple personality disorder, but in a category other than pop.... »»»
Concert Review: Loveless translates her sound well
Once upon a time, Lydia Loveless was part of the country, maybe alt.-country movement, but over time the Ohio-based singer has strayed further from those roots.
That was made ever more clear by her rocking - with edge - performance on this evening. That's not to say that there's anything wrong with Loveless' direction - it's just... »»»
Country News Digest
Elsewhere in the news
Currently at the CST blogs
For nearly a decade and a half, The Devil Makes Three has concocted an amazing blend of bluegrass, folk, country, blues, rockabilly and whatever happens to bubble to the surface, and applied it liberally to their songwriting ethic.... »»»
Mercy Rose Isbell recently celebrated her first birthday and, ironically, the album she helped inspire has just been released. Synchronicity is a beautiful thing. Mercy Rose is, of course, the daughter of singer/songwriters Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires, two of the most gifted Americana artists working today...
Something old is new again. The Earls of Leicester, fresh from their first release in late 2014 and the IBMA Entertainer of the Year Award for 2015, followed that remarkable success with "Rattle and Roar."... »»»
If naming your release "Gunslinger," you'd better let it rip and go for a harder country sound, especially if donning a black cowboy hat on the cover. The reality does not exactly match that sentiment for Garth Brooks, but at times he comes mighty close. »»»
Listening to Garth Brooks' and Trisha Yearwood's new holiday album of (mostly) duets, one is once again reminded how Yearwood is one of the most underrated country artists, whereas - if we're being honest - Brooks is a little on the overrated side. »»»
The Life and Songs of Emmylou Harris
Perhaps no artist is so ingrained in the very fibre of modern Americana more than Emmylou Harris. Her presence is everywhere - in the music she makes on her own, in the music she shares with others, in the music that feature finds her simply settled in the background sharing supporting vocals or merely lending inspiration. »»»
Balsam Range has been at the heart of mainstream bluegrass music since its debut in 2007. "Mountain Voodoo" is an ambitious, and successful, summation of the first decade. Vocal harmonies provide the core of Balsam Range's music. It's mountain music, to be sure, with lots of vocal range. »»»
The gospel, per Kenny Chesney's pseudo-spiritually-titled album, "Cosmic Hallelujah," is that the world is too crazy to make any sense of, and the only logical response is to drink more alcohol. (So, don't be surprised if there are more arrests for public intoxication at the performer's upcoming concert dates). »»»
Highway Prayer, A Tribute to Adam Carroll
Adam Carroll doesn't boast anywhere near the recognition factor of, say, Bob Dylan, Townes Van Zandt or any of the other far more famous singer/songwriters that astute insiders frequently compare him to. »»»