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Shelton freaks out

Monday, October 30, 2017 – With a new CD out next month, Blake Shelton announced today he will embark on the "Country Music Freaks" tour in February.

Shelton will hit the road alongside Brett Eldredge, Carly Pearce special guest Trace Adkins on Feb. 15 in Tulsa, Okla.

"The main thing that I look forward to these days, and honestly I always have, is my live performances," said Shelton. "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."

"Taxoma Shore" is out this Friday and includes the single "I'll Name The Dogs." After making its world premiere this morning, Shelton will take another brand new track, "At The House," to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon this evening on NBC at 11:35/10:35 center.

Songs on the CD are:
1.I'll Name The Dogs (Matt Dragstrem, Ben Hayslip, Josh Thompson)
2.At The House (Jamie Moore, Craig Wiseman)
3.Beside You Babe (Abe Stoklasa, Mark Trussell)
4.Why Me (Ashley Gorley, Dallas Davidson, Ross Copperman)
5.Money (Craig Wiseman, James Bailey, Ryan Ogren)
6.Turnin' Me On (Blake Shelton, Jessi Alexander, Josh Osborne)
7.The Wave (Josh Osborne, Ross Copperman)
8.Got The T-Shirt (Matt Jenkins, Jessi Alexander, Chase McGill)
9.Hangover Due (Craig Wiseman, Matt Dragstrem)
10. When The Wine Wears Off (Ashley Gorley, Rhett Akins, Ross Copperman)
11. I Lived It (Ashley Gorley, Ben Hayslip, Rhett Akins, Ross Copperman

As for his touring mates, Shelton claimed, "These are some of the best people I've had on a tour. 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?"

Tickets for the 14-date run will go on sale on Nov. 10. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Friday, Nov. 3 at 10 a.m. local time through Thursday, Nov. 9 at 10 p.m. local time.

Tour dates are:
Feb. 15 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
Feb. 16 Lubbock, TX United Supermarkets Arena
Feb. 17 Las Cruces, NM Pan American Center
Feb. 22 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
Feb. 23 Moline, IL TaxSlayer Center
Feb. 24 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
March 2 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
March 3 Bossier City, LA CenturyLink Center
March 8 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
March 9 Greenville, SC Bon Secours Wellness Arena
March 10 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
March 15 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena
March 16 Baltimore, MD Royal Farms Arena
March 17 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center

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