Blake Shelton has a very fascinating career trajectory. He has been releasing material all the way back to his 2001 debut self-titled album. Throughout the years, he has remained prolific yet under the mainstream country radar. However, in 20011, he blew up as a judge on the massively popular NBC show, The Voice. The Voice propelled his career to stratospheric levels, turning a typical Blake Shelton concert from a decent sized club act into a full-sized arena show.
This comes out in odd ways on his setlist. Despite Shelton’s huge popularity, he spreads his material evenly throughout nearly all his albums, including the earlier ones which did not hit quite the level of popularity as the later material. For example, the largely overlooked Blake Shelton’s Barn and Grill sees two songs performed: “Nobody but Me” and “Some Beach.”
Shelton has 2014’s Bringing Back the Sunshine, but the album’s recent release has left most of the songs unknown for fans, and he ignores the album for this tour. His most recent well-known release is 2013’s Based on a True Story and it is well versed here. Shelton brings out all the big hits from the album, including “Boys Round Here” which is the main set closer, and the ballads “My Eyes” and “Mine Would Be You.”
Shelton makes some setlist changes, but they are few and far between. One notable change is the addition of the frolicking fun guitar number, “Kiss My Country Ass,” which does not always appear. Aside from that, he keeps the setlist pretty similar, including the steady addition of the George Jones song “Ol Road” and the album closer which is “God Gave Me You.”
Fans can expect to see a single song performed from the majority of his lesser known works, such as the title track from Hillbilly Bone and “She Wouldn’t Be Gone” from Startin Fires. The oldest Shelton goes back is with his self-titled debut in 2001. He performs “Austin” to a huge crowd chant. It has become a bit of a fan staple.
All About Tonight
The More I Drink
She Wouldn’t Be Gone
Doin’ What She Likes
Kiss My Country Ass
Mine Would Be You
Nobody But Me
Who Are You When I’m Not Looking
Sure Be Cool If You Did
Drink On It
Boys ‘Round Here
God Gave Me You
How long is a Blake Shelton concert?
Blake Shelton’s entire show comes in at about two hours.
Who is opening the show?
Blake Shelton has two special guests coming along with him on this latest tour outing. They are Easton Corbin and January Kramer. Corbin is touring for his appropriately titled All Over the Road. It is his best selling record to date.
Kramer has found a niche as a character actress in a number of popular television shows and films. Her passion for country-pop is explored in her debut self-titled album which was released in 2012. Both opening acts do not have an album release for 2013 or 2014.
How do I get access to presale tickets for Blake Shelton’s tour?
The first major option for Blake Shelton presale tickets for this current tour is through the American Express Entertainment platform. You must have an American Express card to make the purchase. This is certainly the first place to start since the platform is servicing the entire tour.
Blake Shelton makes announcements on his official website, but he does them in batches. Links for all presales are collected in the community news section of the website.
You can also circumvent these small batch announcements and go to Presale Passwords Info. The website collects general public and sometimes private presale information in one user-friendly spot. You will need to pay an additional surcharge with them to gain access.
Who is Blake Shelton’s publicist and press contact?
Blake Shelton is signed on with the Warner Music sub company in Nashville. You can reach out to them through their official website. The company only has a message form contact on their website, so be clear with your exact reason for contacting.
Without any of his band backing him, Shelton went on to perform “Over You,” the song he and Lambert wrote about his late brother, that she recorded. And he did it, remarkably, without shedding a tear. Calling it one of the most important songs in his life, Shelton explained why he wasn’t the one to cut it.” – Alison Bonaguro of CMT
“He was in good voice and assembled a set that included recent hits and early breakouts. Kickoff “All About Tonight” set a rowdy tone; he introduced “Some Beach” as an ode to traffic jams created by his performance; and prison ballad “Ol’ Red” (originally recorded by George Jones) was an early standout.” – Joey Guerra of the Houston Chronicle
“This 37-year-old Oklahoman with broad shoulders and a three-day beard was the perfect combination of small-town aw-shucks and Holly¬wood slickness. He talked about drinking, hunting, fishing, dogs, death (his brother’s), drinking, boobies and more drinking. He came across like your best bro with whom you love go to the game, the lake and the bar. And the way he laid it on as thick as giblet gravy seasoned with oodles of humor and silliness, you were certain that this dude could sell a case of beer to a teetotaler and convince her to give it away to all his pals.” – Jon bream of the Star Tribune