Country music superstar Blake Shelton championed his friends and heroes this year more than ever, from sharing singles to sharing stages – and he’s not done yet! The arena-selling, multi-media entertainer will hit the road once again for “Friends and Heroes 2020” which includes a stop at Gila River Arena on March 5, 2020. Joining him is very special guest Lauren Alaina as well as appearances by The Bellamy Brothers, John Anderson and Trace Adkins.
Tickets will go on sale Friday, October 25 at 10AM and can be purchased at https://www.blakeshelton.com/. Tickets can also be purchased at the Gila River Arena Box Office during normal box office hours. A limited number of exclusive VIP Packages will be available. These exclusive offers can include an amazing selection of tickets, backstage tours, access to VIP hospitality lounge, preferred parking, custom merchandise and much more.
American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Monday, October 21 at 10AM through Thursday, October 24 at 10PM.
In addition to announcing the tour, Shelton is reminding the world that “Jesus Got a Tight Grip” in his brand new song (listen HERE). The seasoned songwriter penned the track alongside frequent collaborators Chase McGill, Jessi Alexander and Rhett Akins. The upbeat tune celebrates the goodness in everyone, even those who might “have a little rust on [their] halo[s].” “Jesus” is available today and comes accompanied with a live video that features his touring band, including CMA Musician of the Year nominee Jenee Fleenor (watch HERE).
“Jesus Got a Tight Grip” is one of five new songs on Shelton’s upcoming December 13 album Fully Loaded: God’s Country. The 12-song collection will feature seven hits from previous albums and five new tracks, including current single “Hell Right” (listen HERE) featuring friend and tour-mate Trace Adkins. The “surefire hit” with a “swampy, loping groove” (The Oklahoman) is nearing Top 20 at country radio and continues to climb.
The project’s title track, three-time CMA-nominated smash “God’s Country,” is the fastest country single in the past year to reach one million track equivalents. It is nominated for Video, Single and Song of the Year. 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. Shelton also earned a Musical Event of the Year nomination for “Dive Bar,” his collaboration with music icon Garth Brooks.
Between putting the finishing touches on Fully Loaded: God’s Country, Shelton has a few select tour dates and is currently filming for the next season of The Voice. Live shows begin November 11.