Blake Shelton has extended his Ten Times Crazier tour into 2014, with the first date scheduled in June. The Band Perry, Neal McCoy and new duo Dan + Shay will also appear.
Although Shelton’s tour is expected to visit 20 cities, the full list of concert dates has not yet been revealed.
Shelton’s newest album, Based on a True Story, was released in 2013. Its hit singles include “Sure Be Cool If You Did,” “Boys ‘Round Here” and “Mine Would Be You.” His current single is “Doin’ What She Likes.”
“I cannot wait to get back out on the road,” Shelton said. “I had so much fun playing songs from Based on a True Story and getting to see the crowd’s reaction to those songs was unforgettable. It is one of the most validating things for an artist like me, to have people sing along to your songs. … It means what I’m doing is right, and no matter what I’m doing, whether it is The Voice or a TV special, absolutely nothing compares to playing live for me.”
The Band Perry’s latest album, Pioneer, was also released in 2013. Its hit singles include “Better Dig Two,” “Done” and “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely.”
McCoy, a longtime friend of Shelton’s, is an energetic entertainer known for his 1990s hits like “No Doubt About It” and “Wink.” He released a tribute album to Charley Pride, titled Pride, in 2013.
Dan + Shay are currently climbing the country chart with their debut single, “19 You + Me.” The duo of Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney are expected to release their first album on Warner Bros later this year.
The first announced cities for the Ten Times Crazier tour 2014 are: Austin; Dallas; Little Rock, Ark.; Chicago; New York City; Darien Center, N.Y.; Albuquerque, N.M.; Phoenix, San Diego, Fresno, Calif.; Sacramento, Calif.; Mountain View, Calif.; Spokane, Wash.; Tacoma, Wash.; Vancouver, British Columbia; Boise, Idaho; Salt Lake City; Denver; Las Vegas and Los Angeles.