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Blake Shelton Celebrates His “Friends and Heroes” with Sold-Out Tour Kick-Off Weekend

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Fans gave country music superstar Blake Shelton and his friends a hero-worthy welcome this weekend with back-to-back-to-back sold out shows to kick off his “Friends and Heroes 2020” tour. Capacity crowds at Portland’s Moda Center, The Tacoma Dome and Spokane Arena were on their feet all night cheering and singing along as the 16-date tour got off to an emphatic start. The run will hit major cities throughout the midwest and west coast, including a stop at The Forum in Los Angeles (full list below). Joining him is very special guest Lauren Alaina as well as appearances by The Bellamy Brothers, John Anderson and Trace Adkins.

The Seattle Times said that, “for a night, Shelton took Tacoma south, into God’s country” and noted that “as the Times’ resident Southerner but not a country-music listener, even I must admit: Blake Shelton knows how to show folks a great time.” The Spokesman-Review similarly declared: “The four-hour celebration of country music old and new was equally a showcase for Shelton’s natural charisma, talent and humor and Shelton’s friends and heroes… the jam-packed Arena was on its feet for much of the evening – even during ballads – with ringleader Shelton keeping the energy up for a solid Saturday night setlist of 40-plus songs in Spokane country.”

Said Shelton succinctly on social media: “Damn y’all! First weekend of the Friends and Heroes tour… Incredible!”

The entertainer also has new hit to add to his set: “Nobody But You,” his duet with Gwen Stefani, is currently climbing the country singles, sales and streaming charts. The song hails from his Fully Loaded: God’s Country album that debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart. The album also cemented the title of third biggest debut-week sales total for a country album in 2019. The project’s title track and CMA Single of the Year winner “God’s Country” was the second most-streamed country song released in 2019. The smash hit became Shelton’s 26th No. 1 on country radio, where it remained for a multi-week run, in addition to his 16th No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.

BLAKE SHELTON’S “FRIENDS AND HEROES 2020” DATES
2/20 – Bakersfield, CA – Mechanics Bank Arena
2/21 – Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center
2/22 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
2/27 – Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Smart Home Arena
3/5 – Glendale, AZ – Gila River Arena
3/6 – San Diego, CA – Pechanga Arena
3/7 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
3/11 – Wichita, KS – INTRUST Bank Arena
3/12 – Omaha, NE – CHI Health Center
3/14 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center 
3/19 – Chicago, IL – Allstate Arena
3/20 – Milwaukee, WI – Fiserv Forum
3/21 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena

For more information and upcoming tour dates, please visit www.BlakeShelton.com and follow @BlakeShelton.

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