Blake Shelton Cancels Tour Dates – Is He Okay?

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Is Blake Shelton still recovering from his wedding to Gwen Stefani? The singer announced on his social media that he was canceling a few stops on his Friends and Heroes 2021 tour. Is everything okay? Keep reading to find out why he canceled. 

Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani Marry Over Fourth of July Weekend 

The long-awaited wedding of country music star and his ska Queen went down earlier this month. On July 3, 2021, Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton said ‘I Do.” The intimate ceremony happened on Blake’s sprawling ranch in Oklahoma. In fact, he built a chapel on-site to host the nuptials. 

In the weeks since, Gwen and Blake have made lovey-dovey posts about newlywed life. So far, so good.

Crooner Gives Free Rehearsal at His Bar

Like many musicians, Blake Shelton was forced to cancel all touring for most of 2020. However, he’s back on the road with a vengeance. He plotted a 17-stop tour spanning August through October. Some of the dates were rescheduled stops from the canceled 2020 tour. 

Since he’s out of practice, Shelton decided to treat his fans to a free rehearsal. The rehearsal was at the Tishomingo, Oklahoma, location of his restaurant Shelton’s Ole Red. 

The singer posted the open invite on his social media. However, he had one surprise in store for his fans. The packed restaurant was treated to a surprise appearance by none other than Blake’s wife, Gwen Stefani. She joined her husband on several musical numbers, per Today. He shared the picture below on his Instagram feed. 

Credit: Blake Shelton/Instagram
Credit: Blake Shelton/Instagram

Blake Shelton Cancels Tour Dates – Is He Okay? 

The Friends and Heroes 2021 tour kicks off on August 18 in Omaha, Nebraska. As of now, the tour is slated to end in Milwaukee on October 2. The 17-stop has now dwindled to just 15 after two tour dates were abruptly canceled. What happened? 

On July 23, Blake Shelton took to his social media to share some sad news with fans. He was forced to cancel two of the tour dates. The stops in Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia, PA., were canceled. He wrote that he hopes to reschedule, but for now, automatic refunds will be issued. 

Fans took to the comment section on his Instagram post to bemoan the decision. Many were flying into D.C. just for the concert and had non-refundable hotel rooms. Several people blamed the uptick of COVID-19 cases as a reason for the cancellation. In fact, one fan put the blame solely on President Biden and former President Obama. “Thanks Biden and Obama,” they wrote. 

However, Blake Shelton chalked the decision up to a “scheduling conflict.” 

Did you have tickets to the tour dates canceled by Blake Shelton? Do you think it was more than a “scheduling conflict”? Share your thoughts on the news that Blake Shelton cancels his tour dates in the comments below.

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