|By Marketwire .||
|January 17, 2013 11:08 AM EST||
NASHVILLE, TN -- (Marketwire) -- 01/17/13 -- CMA Entertainer of the Year and Grammy nominee Blake Shelton will embark on a headlining tour of the U.S. beginning July 19 in Virginia Beach, VA. The Ten Times Crazier Tour, which features special guest Mercury Recording artist, Easton Corbin, and ACM New Female Vocalist of the Year nominee, Jana Kramer, will criss-cross the country this summer. Live Nation's 2013 Country Megaticket is the first opportunity for fans to purchase tickets by visiting www.Megaticket.com and signing up to receive more information about this year's Country Megaticket in their city. General public ticket on-sale for Blake Shelton concerts will go on-sale in March. Pre-sale information, contesting, and meet & greet opportunities will be available soon to Blake's BS'er Fan Club members via www.blakeshelton.com/bsers. BS'ers is free to join. For all the up-to-date tour information, stay tuned to www.blakeshelton.com.
Confirmed tour dates are listed below.
This is Blake's second headlining tour following last year's sold out Well Lit & Amplified Tour. The CMA's Entertainer of the Year and three-peat Male Vocalist of the Year is coming off seven consecutive No.1 singles, 12 overall, back-to-back wins on NBC's hit show The Voice and is already celebrating his Top 20 new single, "Sure Be Cool If You Did," which Entertainment Weekly calls "ludicrously catchy" with an A- rating. "Sure Be Cool If You Did" is Blake's fastest rising single to date and is the first new single off his yet to be announced new album being released this spring. His recent Christmas album, Cheers, It's Christmas, received 4 1/2 of 5 stars in People Magazine and The New York Times has said "...he's becoming the most important and visible ambassador from Nashville to the American mainstream."
"My fans, country radio, friends, family, you name it -- they know I love to perform. With The Voice schedule, I was not able to go out and perform as much as I wanted last year but I plan to make up for it this year," Blake said with a devilish smirk. "This summer is going to be a blast. I want everyone at my shows to leave feeling like they got every penny's worth of their ticket. I am going to give them every ounce of me on that stage because they deserve it. My fans are die hard country fans, they love to laugh and have a good time and I'm going to join them in what truly will be the Ten Times Crazier Tour."
GRAMMY nominated Blake Shelton is CMA Awards' Entertainer of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year for his third consecutive year. Blake is one of the "most versatile of contemporary country singers" (The New York Times). He has been nominated for five GRAMMY® Awards, including a nod for Red River Blue, the Associated Press calling the album "the best album of his career" as Country Album of the Year, won ACM's Male Vocalist of the Year for a second time, celebrated his seventh consecutive No. 1 single (his twelfth overall), and then made history by winning three consecutive CMA Male Vocalist of the Year awards and Song of the Year with his wife and Grammy winner, Miranda Lambert. Blake's current album, Cheers It's Christmas, features several duet performances with multiple GRAMMY Award winning artists such as Michael Bublé, long-time friend, Reba, Miranda Lambert, Kelly Clarkson and a very special duet with his mother, Dorothy Shackleford, which they wrote together. Blake's infectious multi-week No.1 hit, "Honey Bee" holds the record for the fastest-selling digital Platinum single for a male country solo artist.
Blake Shelton's upcoming tour dates are as follows:
2013 TEN TIMES CRAZIER TOUR DATES:
7/19 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach 7/20 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live 7/21 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater 7/26 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater 7/27 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center 7/28 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center 8/1 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center 8/2 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion 8/3 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre 8/9 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion 8/10 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center 8/11 Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center for the Arts 8/29 Atlanta, GA Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood 8/30 Tampa, FL 1-800-ASK GARY Amphitheatre 8/31 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre 9/5 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center 9/6 Hartford, CT Comcast Theatre 9/7 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center 9/12 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center 9/13 Milwaukee, WI Bradley Center 9/14 Auburn Hills, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills 9/19 Charleston, WV Charleston Civic Center 9/20 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena 9/21 Lexington, KY Rupp Arena 9/26 Charlottesville, VA John Paul Jones Arena 9/27 Knoxville, TN Thompson-Boling Arena 9/28 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena 10/3 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center 10/4 Tulsa, OK BOK Arena 10/5 Wichita, KS INTRUST Bank Arena
This tour is promoted by Live Nation. For additional ticketing information, go to www.LiveNation.com.
About Easton Corbin:
Mercury Nashville recording artist Easton Corbin is lauded for his traditional country sound, authentic lyrics and mastery of understatement. His self-titled debut album released in 2010 and spawned back-to-back hits "A Little More Country Than That" and "Roll With It;" making him the first country male artist in 17 years to have his first two consecutive singles reach No. 1. That same year the Gilchrist County Florida native won all of the Breakthrough Artist awards at the American Country Awards -- Artist of the Year: Breakthrough Artist, Single of the Year: Breakthrough Artist and Music Video: Breakthrough Artist for "A Little More Country Than That." Billboard named Corbin as the Top New Country Artist of 2010. Easton's most recent single, "Lovin' You Is Fun," placed No. 5 on the country airplay charts and is from his sophomore album ALL OVER THE ROAD which was released September 18. Visit www.eastoncorbin.com or www.umgnashville.com to learn more about the Florida native.
About Jana Kramer:
Jana Kramer's second single "Whiskey," from her highly praised self-titled debut album is gaining at radio now. "Whiskey" follows her debut hit single, "Why Ya Wanna," which reached No. 3 on the charts and was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The CMA Awards presenter was also nominated for three American Country Awards, performed at the CMT Awards and is nominated for an upcoming ACM Award for New Female Vocalist of the Year.
Kramer, whose self-titled album was named Best of 2012 by Billboard and iTunes, was also featured on Men's Health recent Hot List. Kramer has impressively sold over a million tracks, including more than 100,000 of the new single "Whiskey" and over a half million of "Why Ya Wanna." In addition to her debut album premiering at No. 5, the success of "Why Ya Wanna" also earned Kramer the title of highest charting debut single from a new female artist since 2006 (previously held by Taylor Swift), as well as making her one of the fastest rising debut artists of 2012 overall. www.JanaKramer.com / @KramerGirl
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