In a both awe-inspiring and ALL-inspiring move, charmingly smart-mouthed country superstar Blake Shelton has announced he'll be swingin' some straight tequila nights on stage with the-one-of-a-kind country diamond that is John Anderson. And the award-winning combination of The Bellamy Brothers are letting their love flow not far behind. (Psst...just don't let them tell Blake he has a beautiful body. He might hold it against them). -© TCC/MC
When Blake Shelton realized that fans across the country needed to hear music from his friends and heroes, he decided to bring them all out on the road. “Friends & Heroes 2019” will kick off on February 14 in Oklahoma City, OK and will span 18 dates across the country (full list below). Special guest Lauren Alaina joins Shelton for the run along with special appearances by country icons the Bellamy Brothers, John Anderson and Trace Adkins.
“I’m really excited about my tour because it’s taking where I came from and the music I listened to growing up, and actually introducing it to a whole new audience,” Shelton said. “I feel like a lot of people might know the Bellamy Brothers’ and John Anderson’s music, but maybe they’re not familiar with who they are as artists. I think that this is going to be a great opportunity for the country music fan base to be re-introduced to these guys and, selfishly, I’m just excited to share the stage with them! It’ll be great to have Trace back out on the road with us, and I can’t wait for one of my newer friends and heroes, Lauren Alaina, to blow these crowds away.”
Tickets and VIP experiences (information below) for “Friends & Heroes 2019” will go on sale November 9 at 10:00 a.m. Blake Shelton Fan Club members American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Friday, November 2 at 10:00 a.m. local through Thursday, November 8 at 10:00 p.m. local.
VIP experiences will be available throughout the 2019 tour with premium perks ranging from a great seat on the floor to exclusive merchandise. The BS'ers VIP Lounge will also return, including the opportunity to pose in Shelton’s chair from The Voice, plus he will play a private acoustic set in select cities. Blake Shelton VIP Experience details are available at https://www.cidentertainment.com/events/blake-shelton-tour/
BLAKE SHELTON’S “FRIENDS & HEROES 2019” DATES
Date City Venue
2/14 OKC, OK Chesapeake Energy Arena
2/15 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
2/16 Sioux Falls, SD Denny PREMIER Center
2/21 Indianapolis, IN Bankers Life Fieldhouse
2/22 Buffalo, NY KeyBank Center
2/23 Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints Arena
2/28 Peoria, IL Peoria Civic Center
3/1 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
3/2 Evansville, IN Ford Center
3/7 Jacksonville, FL Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
3/8 Tampa, FL Amalie Arena
3/9 Sunrise, FL BB&T Center
3/14 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena
3/15 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
3/16 Green Bay, WI Resch Center
3/21 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
3/22 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
3/23 Albany, NY Times Union Center
RANDY HOUSER’S NEW ALBUM, MAGNOLIA, OUT NOVEMBER 2 AND NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
New Song “No Stone Unturned” Available Now
“Magnolia Tour” to Launch in October; Select Tickets On Sale August 29
NASHVILLE, TN — Following his triumphant return to Country radio with “What Whiskey Does,” powerhouse Randy Houser today announces his new full-length album, Magnolia, will be released November 2 via Stoney Creek Records and is available today for pre-order digitally. Also released today is “No Stone Unturned” a new song off the new album, and one of Randy’s personal favorites. Fans can get a live preview of Houser’s hotly-anticipated album as Houser also reveals details for his “Magnolia Tour,” which kicks off this October.
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Magnolia marks a new era for Randy. Feeling impassioned about the music he was performing, the Mississippi native slowed things down to refocus on creating music. For nearly two years, Houser hunkered down in his good buddy and co-producer Keith Gattis’ studio in East Nashville to invest his energy into songwriting, concentrating on his guitar work and cultivating a rootsy and raw new sound that is un-polished yet authentically Houser—the end result of this musical exploration is Magnolia.
“This album was a total reset for me in every way possible. With the last album, I just didn’t have time to create, and it was obvious that it didn’t all come from my guts. Because of that, the music just didn’t feel as genuine,” said Houser. “When writing for this new project, I knew the production had to lean on songs and melodies, not a bunch of tricks and loops. That was the catalyst for album. So, for the past two years we’ve been focused on trying to find a unique sound and trying to best serve the songs.”
Having co-written every song on Magnolia (and playing lead guitar on many of the songs), Randy’s fingerprints can be found on every inch of the project. The album title is a nod to Houser’s roots growing up in “The Magnolia State” which was a large influence on the homegrown, organic sound showcased throughout the record—in addition to his new season of life. Despite the many changes, Randy’s thick, commanding vocals (that earned him four #1 hits, a slew of award nominations and critical acclaim), remain constant.
Listeners got their first taste of the new Houser with the June release of “What Whiskey Does,” which debuted at Country radio as #1 Most Added and Rolling Stone immediately dubbed “a classic tears-and-twang drinking song.” With the release of the dramatic and self-reflective traveling song, “No Stone Unturned,” fans get a deeper look into Magnolia.
Tickets for the “Magnolia Tour” are on sale at www.RandyHouser.com. Additional dates will be announced at a later date. Fans who purchase tickets to the “Magnolia Tour” will also receive a copy of the Magnolia album with every purchase (one redemption per transaction). See below for a current list of tour details.
“MAGNOLIA TOUR” DATES
October 12—Porterville, CA—Eagle Mountain Casino
October 18—San Francisco, CA—The Fillmore
October 20—Las Cruces, NM—Las Cruces Country Music Festival
October 25—Mankato, MN—Verizon Wireless Center
October 26—Milwaukee, WI—The Rave Eagles Ballroom
November 8—Raleigh, NC—The Ritz
November 9—Atlanta, GA—Buckhead Theatre
November 16—Philadelphia, PA—SugarHouse Casino
December 11—Fortitude Valley QLD, AUS—The Tivoli
December 13—Darlinghurst NSW, AUS—Oxford Art Factory
December 14—Melbourne VIC, AUS— Corner Hotel
***Additional dates will be announced at a later date.
For additional information, visit www.randyhouser.com.
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