With five victories as a coach on The Voice, Blake Shelton has had the opportunity to not only mentor contestants on his team but help support them in their post-Voice endeavors. Beginning next month, the country superstar will be joined on tour by the NBC singing competition's reigning champ (and Team Blake member) Sundance Head.
Head joins the 13-date run of Shelton's 2017 Doing It to Country Songs Tour, launching February 16th in Bakersfield, California. Also on the trek will be Shelton's Warner Bros. labelmate and Season Two Voice contestant RaeLynn. The tour is slated to run through March.
During his time on The Voice, Head, whose soulful southern rock vocals have invited comparisons to Chris Stapleton, wowed audiences with his powerful vocals and original tunes. The opportunity to spotlight his talent on The Voice, he says, was a journey of great self-discovery.
"I've had many, many visions of [being] a singer-songwriter/artist/musician, but never really fully understood what talent I actually had until recently," Head told Rolling Stone Country just after the season finale in December. "I'm just really thankful I've had the opportunity to discover myself and also to show the world who I can be before it's too late. I'm 38… and it's important to look at it through the eyes of someone who has struggled a lot. I've done a lot of losing in life; I've done winning in life. To be able to attain that position again where I may have some people behind me that would afford me opportunities to make music again and maybe get it out to a mass audience, I'm very thankful. As a human being I'm really ready for it, where 10 years ago I maybe was not."
Blake Shelton's current LP, If I'm Honest, featuring Gwen Stefani and the Oak Ridge Boys, was the best-selling country album of 2016. Tickets for the Doing It to Country Songs Tour are on sale now, with VIP experience packages also available.
Here are the dates and cities of Shelton's upcoming tour:
February 16 – Bakersfield, CA
February 17 – Los Angeles, CA
February 23 – Portland, OR
February 24 – Spokane, WA
February 25 – Tacoma, WA*
March 3 – Fresno, CA
March 4 – Las Vegas, NV
March 9 – Sacramento, CA
March 10 – San Jose, CA
March 11 – San Diego, CA
March 16 – Evansville, IN
March 17 – Chicago, IL
March 18 – Omaha, NE
*Sundance Head not performing on this date.