If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. That’s Blake Shelton’s thinking as he preps for 2020, rebooting his Friends and Heroes Tour with the exact same lineup as a year earlier.
Kicking off February 13 in Portland, Oregon, and once again featuring Lauren Alaina, The Bellamy Brothers, John Anderson and Trace Adkins, Friends and Heroes 2.0 will hit 16 cities across the West Coast and Midwest of the country, with Shelton saying the first time wasn’t enough.
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HELL RIGHT, Y’ALL! The #FriendsAndHeroesTour is heading back on the road with very special guest @laurenalaina and special appearances by @bellamy_brothers , @johnanderson, and @traceadkins. Tickets on sale 10/25, but sign up for the mailing list and receive a pre-sale code to early access tickets on 10/21!
“The Friends and Heroes Tour was so exciting and successful last year that I couldn’t imagine not trying something like that again,” he said in a statement. “Even though every night when the show wrapped, I would tell the audience that they might never see something like this again, with these legends, my plan all along was to at least try to make that happen. I didn’t know if I’d be able to get the same artists, but we were able to work it out where we have the Bellamy Brothers, John Anderson, Trace Adkins and Lauren Alaina all coming back to do the exact same tour. We were only able to do a handful of shows last year, so we’re going to take the tour to different areas so that fans will get a chance to see what we did. I feel like it was the best concert experience that I’ve ever been involved in, and I’m ready to get fired up again.”
General public tickets for the majority of Shelton’s Friends and Heroes 2020 tour go on sale October 25 at 10 a.m. local time, with tickets for shows in Los Angeles, Wichita and Detroit becoming available November 1. American Express card member presales for select markets begin October 21 at 10 a.m. local time.
Meanwhile, the country superstar has also revealed another new track, unveiling the upbeat gospel rocker, “Jesus Got a Tight Grip.” All about the deep-down goodness hiding inside everyone, Shelton co-wrote the song with Chase McGill, Jessi Alexander and Rhett Akins, and it will appear as one of the five new songs on his upcoming Fully Loaded: God’s Country hits-package album (out December 13). Shelton’s “Hell Right” (featuring Trace Adkins) is currently climbing the radio charts, and he is up for four awards at next month’s CMA Awards.
BLAKE SHELTON’S FRIENDS AND HEROES 2020 DATES
February 13 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center
February 14 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
February 15 – Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena
February 20 – Bakersfield, CA @ Mechanics Bank Arena
February 21 – Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center
February 22 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
February 27 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
March 5 – Glendale, CA @ Gila River Arena
March 6 – San Diego, CA @ Pechanga Arena
March 7 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
March 11 – Wichita, KS @ INTRUST Bank Arena
March 12 – Omaha, NE @ CHI Health Center
March 14 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
March 19 – Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena
March 20 – Milwaukee, WI @ Fiserv Forum
March 21 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena