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Blake Shelton, `Back to the Honky Tonk Tour` (Warner Music Nashville images courtesy of KeyBank Center public relations)
Blake Shelton, "Back to the Honky Tonk Tour" (Warner Music Nashville images courtesy of KeyBank Center public relations)

KeyBank Center: Blake Shelton returns to the road for 2023 'Back to the Honky Tonk Tour'


Wed, Sep 7th 2022 10:50 am

Will Visit KeyBank Center on Saturday, March 25

√ Carly Pearce, Jackson Dean to open on 18-date run

Superstar entertainer Blake Shelton will return to the road in 2023 for his headlining “Back to the Honky Tonk Tour,” visiting KeyBank Center in Buffalo on Saturday, March 25. Set to join the lineup are reigning ACM Female Artist / CMA Female Vocalist of the year Carly Pearce and rising artist Jackson Dean. Tickets will go on sale at noon Friday, Sept. 16, at www.ticketmaster.com.

“There’s nothing like getting out on the road and taking music to the fans,” Shelton said. “I feel just as excited to step on stage and perform as I did the very first time. I know my tourmates Carly Pearce and Jackson Dean feel the same, and I can’t wait for y’all to get to know them better. Break out the hats and boots, ‘cause we’re going back to the honky tonk!”

Shelton has ranked among Pollstar’s Top 200 North American Tours nearly every year for the past decade. His “Back to the Honky Tonk Tour” follows consecutive “Friends And Heroes” outings, each of which earned widespread critical praise. The Spokesman-Review lauded it as “a showcase for Shelton’s natural charisma, talent and humor,” while The Seattle Times declared, “Blake Shelton knows how to show folks a great time.”

The recording artist is, indeed, going back to the honky tonk with his latest single, “No Body” (listen here). “No Body” became the most added song at country radio upon impact last month. The song is “soaked in ’90s country vibes” (Billboard), and its official music video features line-dancing at a country bar – complete with Shelton sporting his signature mullet (watch here).

For fans who can’t wait until 2023: Shelton will perform “No Body” Thursday on NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” He will then take the hallowed stage at the Grand Ole Opry on Saturday, Sept. 10. Visit here to find additional tour dates through the end of the year.

American Express card members can purchase tickets for Lincoln, Sioux Falls, Knoxville, Birmingham, Jacksonville, Orlando, Louisville, Columbus, Little Rock, Oklahoma City, Cincinnati and Buffalo before the general public, beginning at 10 a.m. local time Tuesday, Sept. 13.

“No Body” comes on the heels of Shelton’s album, “Body Language Deluxe,” which features his Platinum-selling 28th country radio chart-topper, “Happy Anywhere” (featuring Gwen Stefani). Prior to “Happy Anywhere,” Shelton and Stefani celebrated a two-times-Platinum, multiweek No. 1 with “Nobody But You,” which has now topped 480 million global streams. The single made its TV debut on the 62nd Grammy Awards, where Shelton was also nominated for Best Country Solo Performance for his hit “God’s Country.” The four-times-Platinum smash earned the 2019 CMA Award and 2020 ACM Award for Single of the Year.

As a coach for the Emmy Award-winning television show “The Voice,” Shelton is an eight-time champion. He and Carson Daly recently revealed they would be teaming up to executive produce and star in a new celebrity game show, “Barmageddon,” to air on USA Network. The Grand Ole Opry member also remains focused on his Ole Red partnership with Ryman Hospitality, with locations currently in Tishomingo, Nashville, Gatlinburg and Orlando. A noted humanitarian, Shelton has helped raise millions of dollars for children’s hospitals, disaster relief organizations, food banks and more in his home state of Oklahoma and throughout the entire country.

For more information, visit www.BlakeShelton.com

About Carly Pearce: Fiercely rooted in the classics, the girl who left her Kentucky home and high school at 16 to take a job at Dollywood has grown into a woman who embraces the genre’s forward progression. Confident in what she wants to say, the committed songwriter has resonated with fans and caught the attention of music critics from Billboard, NPR, Rolling Stone and The New York Times touting “29: Written in Stone” (Big Machine Records) on their 2021 year-end Best of Lists.

Pierce performed the collection in its entirety throughout her sold-out “The 29 Tour,” and is currently on Kenny Chesney’s “Here And Now Tour 2022.” Lighting a fire with her debut album “Every Little Thing” and the Platinum-certified title track, her two-times-Platinum-certified “I Hope You’re Happy Now" with Lee Brice won both the CMA Musical Event and ACM Music Event, plus ACM Single of the Year. She picked up her second consecutive ACM Awards Music Event of the Year with Ashley McBryde duet “Never Wanted To Be That Girl,” Pierce’s third No. 1 and the third duet between two solo women to top country airplay, dating to the Billboard chart’s January 1990 inception.

Knowing it’s time to move on, she offers final reckoning of a relationship that failed and a new set of standards for the next time she falls in love with the project’s final single “What He Didn’t Do,” co-written alongside Ashley Gorley and Emily Shackleton.

Recently filming “Carly Pearce Inside 29: Written In Stone – Live from Music City” with acclaimed director Shaun Silva at Nashville’s Marathon Music Works, her surprise duet with Wynonna Judd aired on ABC’s CMA Fest special and “Carly Pearce: Two Nights At The Ryman” Oct. 26-27 mark her first headline dates at the iconic venue. Returning to host ACM Honors on Aug. 24, the reigning ACM/CMA Awards Female Artist/Vocalist of the Year and Grand Ole Opry member (fittingly invited by Dolly Parton) is clearly living out her childhood dream.

For dates and more, visit www.carlypearce.com.

About Jackson Dean: Odenton, Maryland, native Dean is a singer/songwriter known for his old school, gritty style of country. Mature beyond his years, Jackson has a daring and carefree spirit, having moved out at 18 years old to live in a cinderblock, concrete floor, one-room shack on the back of his grandfather’s property with no heat and no plumbing.

Bringing that same sense of adventure to his songwriting, Jackson writes both independently and alongside outliers like Luke Dick, classic writers such as Casey Beathard, and everyone in between. Following the release of his debut collection, “Jackson Dean,” he continues to show people how real music can be with atmospheric, musically forward album “Greenbroke” out now via Big Machine Records.

Featured on the soundtrack for Netflix’s “The Ice Road” and in an episode of Paramount Network’s “Yellowstone,” the stomping “Don’t Come Lookin’ ” is making its mark as his first single at country radio. Following an early career of local performances in his hometown, Jackson has joined bills with superstar acts Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert, Brantley Gilbert, Kane Brown, Jake Owen and Brothers Osborne.

For the latest information, visit jacksondeanmusic.com.

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