After a series of tweets throughout the day on Wednesday (7/27) hinting an impromptu performance was in the works, Blake Shelton finally announced a surprise show in Kansas City.
Shelton, who has always been known to be very active on Twitter started it all out with the tweet “Hmmmm…. Well.. Let’s play a game y’all. I have the day off and a map of the United States in front of me. Where should I go?” When a fan replied asking for a free show, Shelton quickly responded “Well I was just thinking of going somewhere but hell I guess I could..”.
Eight hours later Shelton took the stage at Kansas City’s Whiskey Tango where the fans who made it before they hit capacity were treated to quite the free performance. This was an intimate 2,500 person show for Shelton, who has been making stops at arenas throughout his tour.
Hey Kansas City.. You!!!!! Tonight!
Doors at 7:30 PM
First come, first serve
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) July 27, 2016
Turns out Blake had such a good time, and apparently had a few days off, because on Wednesday he decided to do it all over again in a different mystery city! After more tweets were fired off throughout the morning, Shelton announced that Denver had been picked for his next surprise show.
Denver Colorado… You!!!!! Grizzly Rose
Doors at 6:00 PM
First come, first serve
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) July 28, 2016
Recently it seems that Shelton is everywhere. And no, not just because you see him on The Voice just about every time you turn on NBC. Just last week while still in the middle of his own tour he showed up at current girlfriend Gwen Stefani’s show and took the stage for a heart-felt duet. The next scheduled show on Shelton’s tour is July 30th in Alberta, Canada. Leaving the possibility of one more free surprise show open for Friday,
It’s great when artists truly engage with their fans on a personal level like Shelton has continued to do throughout his career. More and more artists seem to be taking it upon themselves to connect with fans through social media, no matter what the labels and corporations are doing. Currently, five of the seven most followed Twitter accounts belong to musicians. Twitter has been the perfect platform for Blake’s charming personality to shine through, and it is clear his fans don’t want him to slow down anytime soon.
Guest Blogger Brad Johnson
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