Blake Shelton Books ‘Country Music Freaks Tour’

Blake Shelton fans will get a triple dose of BS this week, with the country star’s new album due out, an appearance on late night TV, and today’s big tour announcement.

“Country Music Freaks Tour” features Shelton joined by Brett Eldredge and Carly Pearce, as well as very special guest Trace Adkins on the Feb. 15 kickoff show at BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla.

Blake Shelton
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– Blake Shelton
CMT Awards, Bridgestone Arena outdoor stage, Nashville, Tenn.

“These are some of the best people I’ve had on a tour,” Shelton said. “Brett Eldredge is going to be there with me. I’ve known that kid for many years now and it’s been fun to see his career grow – he’s a great singer and such a funny guy to be around. He’s ugly, but it just shows you that enough talent can break down those barriers and he’s been able to make it anyway.

“We’re also going to have Carly Pearce out there, and she’s had a breakthrough with her first hit this year. Then bringing along my longtime friend and brother Trace Adkins – and who knows what’s going to happen with him. To be honest we don’t even really have a plan yet, I just knew we needed to spend a little time together, and what better way than out on the road?”

The “Freaks” tour includes gigs at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, American Airlines Center in Dallas, Philips Arena in Atlanta, Natonwide Arena in Columbus, and Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore. The last stop is Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

An American Express card member presale starts Nov. 3 at 10 a.m. and runs through Nov. 9 at 10 p.m. local time. Tickets go on sale to the general public Nov. 10.  

“The main thing that I look forward to these days, and honestly I always have, is my live performances,” Shelton said. “And even though I’m the first to say that too much time on the road can wear me down, too much time away from the road can break my heart. It’s been a while and I cannot wait to get out there! I think this is going to be my greatest tour yet.”

Shelton’s 11th full length album, Texoma Shore, is due out Nov. 3. The project includes the single “I’ll Name The Dogs.”

Tune in to “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Oct. 30 to see Shelton perform the track “At The House.”