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“Friends and Heroes” Headlining Run Launches February 2019

After announcing “Friends and Heroes 2019” earlier this week, country music superstar Blake Shelton continues to show old-school country some modern-day love with his cover of “Tequila Sheila”. Originally released in 1980 by Bobby Bare on his album Down and Dirty, the reimagined throwback tune features an introductory vocal by Bare himself. Fans can keep an eye out for more country classics from Shelton leading up to his headlining run this winter.

“One of the coolest things I’ve been able to do in my career, because I’ve been fortunate, is be a little selfish along the way and be able to record some songs that I grew up loving,” Shelton said. “I feel like they have helped shape who I am as an artist and were what inspired me to want to be a country singer. I recorded this song and didn’t really have a plan for it – I just wanted to have my own version! I’m a huge fan, and I always felt like Bobby Bare’s personality was the kind I wanted to have as an artist too.”

Covers aren’t the only way the Platinum-selling entertainer is choosing to support those he admires. Blake Shelton’s “Friends and Heroes 2019” brings together artists that span the timeline of country music. ACM New Female Vocalist of the Year winner Lauren Alaina will join Shelton on the road along with special appearances by country icons the Bellamy Brothers, John Anderson and Trace Adkins. The tour will begin on February 14 in Oklahoma City, OK (all dates below).

BLAKE SHELTON’S “FRIENDS AND 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