Sign up for newsletter
 

Shelton, Reba, Aldean postpone dates due to coronavirus

Thursday, March 12, 2020 – The list of country artists postponing upcoming tour dates due to coronavirus grew as the day wore on.

Blake Shelton, Reba McEntire and Jason Aldean joined Kenny Chesney and Dan + Shay, who also delayed their tours.

Shelton will postpone the final two weekends of his Friends and Heroes 2020 Tour, beginning tonight in Omaha. Previously purchased tickets for the five remaining dates will be honored at the to-be-announced rescheduled dates in spring 2021, and refunds will be available at the point of purchase.

"Omaha, I'm here in your city with my friends and heroes and am ready to play a show for you, but for all the right reasons - chiefly everyone's safety and well-being - we have to reschedule tonight and the rest of the tour," said Shelton. "Please take care of yourself and your loved ones. You can bet we'll see you back here soon.,"

Postponed dates were:
March 12 - Omaha, NE - CHI Health Center
March 13 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
March 19 - Rosemont, IL - Allstate Arena
March 20 - Milwaukee, WI, Fiserv Forum
March 21 - Detroit, MI - Little Caesars Arena

Aldean's We Back Tour rescheduled this weekend's stops in the Midwest to now play Aug. 7 in Columbia, Mo., Aug. 8 in St. Paul, Minn. And Aug. 9 in Madison, Wisc." out of an abundance of caution," he said on his website.

McEntire postponed her upcoming arena tour, originally scheduled to launch next weekend. The newly rescheduled dates begin July 9 in Huntsville, Ala. and wrap August 8 in Evansville, Ind. Previously purchased tickets will be honored for all dates.

"For the safety of everyone, we have decided to postpone our new arena tour until July," the singer said. "Most importantly, stay safe and take care of you and your loved ones. We'll get through this together."

New dates are:
July 9 - Huntsville, AL - Von Braun Center Arena
July 10 - Duluth, GA - Infinite Energy Center
July 11 - Biloxi, MS - Mississippi Coast Coliseum
July 16 - Pittsburgh, PA - PPG Paints Arena
July 17 - Toledo, OH - Huntington Center
July 18 - Bethlehem, PA - Wind Creek Event Center
July 23 - St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center
July 24 - Rosemont, IL - Allstate Arena
July 31 - Green Bay, WI - Resch Center
Aug. 1 - Sioux Falls, SD - Denny Sanford Premier Center
Aug. 6 - Grand Rapids, MI - Van Andel Arena
Aug. 7 - Peoria, IL - Peoria Civic Center
Aug. 8 - Evansville, IN - Ford Center

The C2C: Country to Country music festival in London, Dublin and Glasgow was postponed to unknown dates. Headliners Eric Church, Luke Combs and Darius Rucker were to kick off the festivities on Friday. "Thank you all for your understanding and patience at this very difficult time. C2C and its organizers apologize wholeheartedly for the time to work through the issues to get this statement out," the festival organizers said in the statement. Old Dominion had pulled out of the festival last week.

More news for Blake Shelton

CD reviews for Blake Shelton

Fully Loaded: God's Country CD review - Fully Loaded: God's Country
Blake Shelton has been openly critical of the traditional album format. "Fully Loaded: God's Country" is his fourth greatest hits album and third in the "Loaded" series. In an effort to release music more often, he packages five new songs with seven of previously released material that has received considerable airplay and time on the charts. if you're looking for the fresh stuff, this is essentially an EP spearheaded by the Platinum lead single "God's Country. »»»
Texoma Shore CD review - Texoma Shore
Blake Shelton's 11th studio album finds The Voice advisor in a contented, one might even say homey, frame of mind. The opening track and first single "I'll Name the Dogs" sets the tone. It's a rollicking ode to domesticity that manages to make household chore distribution ("You find the spot and I'll find the money / You be the pretty and I'll be the funny") both romantic and amusing. The beat switches to hip-hop on "Money," but the sentiment »»»
Live EP CD review - Live EP
This six-song "Blake Shelton Live EP" seems a little odd. It's not as though Shelton had an especially noteworthy tour to document. Besides, at only six songs long, it's a relatively short document, anyhow. While it may be little more than a post-it note of a project, though, it also packs a powerful punch. You recognize right away the large amount of enthusiasm the act of singing to an audience brings out of Shelton. When compared to the recorded versions of these hits, »»»
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: The Lil Smokies provide the perfect antidote – On a night when the world to be falling further apart thanks to coronavirus (this would be the night the NBA postponed the season), there stood The Lil Smokies to at least in some small measure save the day. The quintet is part of a generation of musicians with bluegrass as the basis, but not totally the sum of the music either.... »»»
Concert Review: White makes the case for himself, no matter how dark the music – John Paul White opined with a glint in his eyes that his songs were not of the uplifting variety. In fact, they were downright dark. How else to explain "The Long Way" with the line "long way home back to you." Or "James," a song inspired by his grandfather who suffered from dementia. But lest you think that the Alabama... »»»
Follow Country Standard Time  Subscribe to Country News Digest  Follow Country Standard Time on twitter  Visit Country Standard Time on Facebook 

Elsewhere in the news

Currently at the CST blogs

Tillis unlocks "Looking for a Feeling" "It had been a while since I'd given my fans any new solo music," Pam Tillis explains, when asked about the motivation behind recording her album "Looking for a Feeling." Until recently, Tillis mostly busied herself by recording and touring with... »»»
Hull takes "25 Trips" Sierra Hull would be the first to tell you that releasing a new CD in the teeth of a global pandemic is a challenge. "It's very strange...just adjusting to being home and knowing what that feels like. It's the most I've... »»»
Lewis (and her daughters) make beautiful music (occasionally) and carry on the legacy Linda Gail Lewis has several interesting bullet points on her lengthy resume. She released her first singles in 1963 at age 16, and her first solo album, "The Two Sides of Linda Gail Lewis," in 1969 when she was just 22; her follow up album wouldn't appear... »»»
Co-Starring CD review - Co-Starring
The country music world was more than a little surprised by the news of Big Machine Records signing Ray Wylie Hubbard. This, after all, is the label home for mainstream stars Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts  »»»
First Rose of Spring CD review - First Rose of Spring
It's been obvious for some time now that Willie Nelson is essentially super human. At the age of 87, he's as active as ever, a wizened presence, spiritual icon and guiding light for all those that adore country music and Americana. »»»
Live From Capricorn Sound Studios CD review - Live From Capricorn Sound Studios
Blackberry Smoke's covers EP is not a tribute to just one group. Rather, it's a celebration of one particular recording studio, Capricorn Sound Studios in Macon, Ga., instead. Blackberry Smoke has become »»»
Neon Cross CD review - Neon Cross
Many records are touted as inspiring, but few albums actually live up to that billing by actually striking sentiments worthy of universal appeal. In Jaime Wyatt's case, there's never any doubt, »»»
Wild World CD review - Wild World
There are moments while listening to Kip Moore's album where the listener might feel like he/she is sampling new Kid Rock music - albeit, with plenty more heart and soul. Moore sings with a similarly endearing scratchy vocal tone, »»»
Ghosts of West Virginia CD review - Ghosts of West Virginia
In a time when political views are pushing us further apart as a society, Steve Earle is one of the few artists reaching across that divide to seek common ground. In the case of his album, "Ghosts »»»