Shelton postpones shows due to father's death
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Shelton postpones shows due to father's death

Wednesday, January 18, 2012 – Blake Shelton's father passed away Tuesday night, causing the singer to postpone concerts.

"It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of Blake Shelton's father, Dick Shelton," Shelton's web site said. "Mr. Shelton, who was in declining health this past year, was surrounded by loved ones in Oklahoma upon his passing this evening."

"I appreciate your understanding during this difficult time and thank you for all your prayers. Your support means the world to me. I love you guys," Shelton said.

At the recent Country Music Association awards, Shelton gave a shout out to his father, who he said had a rough year health-wise.

The following dates of Shelton's "Well Lit & Amplified Tour 2012" were rescheduled: Rapid City, S.D. (Jan. 19), Bismarck, N.D. (Jan. 20), Billings, Mont. (Jan. 21) and Bozeman, Mont. (Jan. 22).

Rescheduled dates are: Bismarck - March 20, Rapid City - March 21, Bozeman - March 22 and Billings - March 23.

Tickets for the above-mentioned January dates will be honored at the rescheduled dates in March. Refund requests will be honored at the original point of purchase.

The "Well Lit & Amplified Tour 2012" will continue as schedule next week in Columbus, Ga. on Jan. 26.


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