Blake Shelton Announces 2023 Back To The Honky Tonk Tour: ‘It’s Going To Be Big!’

Blake Shelton; Photo by Jamie Wendt
Blake Shelton; Photo by Jamie Wendt
Blake Shelton; Photo by Jamie Wendt

Blake Shelton just announced an 18-date winter 2023 tour with special guests Carly Pearce and Jackson Dean. 

The country superstar took to social media on Wednesday morning (Sept. 7) to share the exciting tour announcement with fans. 

“We’re throwing one hell of a party in 2023… the #BackToTheHonkyTonk Tour with @carlypearce and @thejacksondean is coming to a city near you!!! It’s going to be big,” Shelton wrote. “Tickets on sale September 16th and September 23rd – visit blakeshelton.com for more info. See y’all out there!!!”

The trek, dubbed the Back To The Honky Tonk Tour, will kick off on February 16 in Lincoln, NE at Pinnacle Bank Arena and continue through March 25, where the tour will wrap up at Keybank Center in Buffalo, NY.

Blake Shelton; Photo by Brent Harrington, CBS
Blake Shelton; Photo by Brent Harrington, CBS

“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 tour mates 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 Tour nearly every year for the past decade and will likely continue that streak with his just-announced run. 

Blake Shelton; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Blake Shelton; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

The tour marks Shelton’s first headlining trek since his consecutive Friends & Heroes Tour outings.

Tickets for the upcoming tour will go on-sale Friday, September 16 at 10 A.M. local time. 

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 Tuesday, September 13 at 10:00 a.m. local time through Thursday, September 15 at 10:00 p.m. local time.

The tour announcement comes after Shelton released his ‘90s-inspired new single “No Body,” a track that was co-written by Rodney Clawson, Chris Tompkins and Josh Kear. The tune became the most-added song at Country radio upon impact last month.

Fans can catch Blake Shelton performing “No Body” on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday evening (Sept. 8). Shelton will also return to the Grand Ole Opry on Saturday, Sept. 10. 

See Back to the Honky Tonk Tour Dates Below

February 16 // Lincoln, NE // Pinnacle Bank Arena

February 17 // Sioux Falls, SD // Denny Sanford PREMIER Center

^February 18 // St. Paul, MN // Xcel Energy Center

^February 23 // Greensboro, NC // Greensboro Coliseum

*February 24 // Knoxville, TN // Thompson-Boling Arena

February 25 // Birmingham, AL // Legacy Arena at the BJCC

March 2 // Jacksonville, FL // VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena

^March 3 // Tampa, FL // Amalie Arena

March 4 // Orlando, FL // Amway Center

March 9 // Louisville, KY // KFC Yum! Center

March 10 // Columbus, OH // Nationwide Arena

^March 11 // Indianapolis, IN // Gainbridge Fieldhouse

March 16 // Little Rock, AR // Simmons Bank Arena

March 17 // Oklahoma City, OK // Paycom Center

^March 18 // Kansas City, MO // T-Mobile Center

March 23 // Cincinnati, OH // Heritage Bank Center

^March 24 // Pittsburgh, PA // PPG Paints Arena

*March 25 // Buffalo, NY // KeyBank Center

*For dates denoted with a star: Tickets will go on-sale Friday, September 16 at 12 P.M. local time.

^For dates detonated with a caret: Tickets will go on-sale Friday, September 23 at 10 A.M. local time.

^American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets for St. Paul, Greensboro, Tampa, Indianapolis, Kansas City, and Pittsburgh before the general public beginning Tuesday, September 20 at 10:00 a.m. local time through Thursday, September 22 at 10:00 p.m. local time.