Blake Shelton Postpones Final Weekend of Tour Over Health Concerns

Blake Shelton has joined the growing number of artists postponing tours in the midst of the global coronavirus pandemic. Today,…


Lauren Jo Black

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March 12, 2020


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Blake Shelton has joined the growing number of artists postponing tours in the midst of the global coronavirus pandemic.

Today, the superstar shared that he is postponing the final dates on his Friends and Heroes 2020 Tour, due to “recent health and safety concerns.”

“Omaha, I’m here in your city with my friends and heroes and am ready to play a show for you, but for all the right reasons – chiefly everyone’s safety and well-being – we have to reschedule tonight and the rest of the tour,” Shelton said in a statement. “Please take care of yourself and your loved ones. You can bet we’ll see you back here soon!”

The following dates will be rescheduled. Previously purchased tickets for the five remaining dates will be honored at the to-be-announced rescheduled dates in spring 2021, and refunds will be available at the point of purchase. Fans can consult venue websites for updates and further information.

3/12 – Omaha, NE – CHI Health Center
3/13 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
3/19 – Rosemont, IL – Allstate Arena
3/20 – Milwaukee, WI, Fiserv Forum
3/21 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.