Blake Shelton might be a jack-of-all-trades these days, but at the core, he’s still the same country singer-songwriter from Oklahoma who appeared on the scene in the ‘90s.
Shelton is hopping in his tour bus once again and will kick off his 2017 “Doing It to Country Songs” tour at Rabobank Arena Feb. 16.
“Rabobank Arena is excited to welcome back Blake Shelton to Bakersfield,” said Rabobank Arena Marketing Manager Nick Wynne. “Blake is one of our most-requested performers and we anticipate a sold-out crowd for what is sure to be one of the concerts of the year in Kern County.”
Wynne added that fans can expect an amazing show featuring Shelton’s hits, as well as songs off his new album, “If I’m Honest,” along with an exciting opening set by rising star, RaeLynn.
“I’ve been playing Bakersfield since the early part of my career, so I can’t think of a better place to kick off our 2017 tour. There’s so much country music history associated with Bakersfield and the fans are so great,” the country crooner said.
“God Made Girls” singer and former contestant on “The Voice,” RaeLynn, will get the show started that night.
“I’m so excited to be back on tour with Blake. He’s family to me and has been such an incredible friend and mentor over the years. I feel really blessed to join him again along with his amazing band and crew,” said RaeLynn.
RaeLynn will sing her current single “Love Triangle” and other songs from her debut album, “Wildhorse.”
“We’re going to have a blast with Sundance, too! So excited to get this tour on the road,” she added.
Just added to the lineup for the evening is “The Voice” season 11 winner Sundance Head, who was on Team Blake.
There isn’t much Shelton doesn’t do. He’s a coach on NBC’s “The Voice,” an underwear model for Gildan and most recently, he announced his next entrepreneurial endeavor as a businessman. He plans to open a restaurant in Nashville in 2018 after his well-known hit, “Ol’ Red.”
“Can’t wait to be ‘Doing It to Country Songs’ with y’all on Feb. 16,” said Shelton.
The tour will end on March 18 in Omaha, Nebraska.
The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are currently available at the Rabobank Arena box office, over the phone at 888-929-7849 and axs.com, ranging from $27.50 to $77.50. VIP packages are also available.