Despite keeping a very busy schedule, the end of August will mark a return to the road for Blake Shelton and his ongoing Ten Times Crazier Tour. The stint kicked off on July 19 and hit several cities before taking a break for several weeks, but it’ll pick back up again on Aug. 29 for performances through October.
As one of the hosts of “The Voice,” Shelton has been forced to budget his time wisely. Since the March release of his latest album, “Based on a True Story…,” he has played several shows, but likely not to the extent that he’s wanted to, making the next portion of his tour a welcome break from the daily grind of his other duties.
So far, critics have been raving about his live performances, something Shelton has worked extra hard at to ensure every single stage performance is unique and different. He told CMT that once he realized that people had started recording videos of his entire shows, and he decided he needed to switch up his performances and routines so he wasn’t “doing that same bit” at every concert—and has done just that.
While on tour, Shelton has performed hits like the ACM Song of the Year, “Over You,” as well as “Sure Be Cool If You Did,” which won the CMT Music Award for Male Video of the Year in June. Aside from his latest tracks, Shelton has been known to delight audiences with a few classics from his earlier albums as well like “Hillbilly Bone,” “The Truth About Men” and “Honey Bee.” Shelton’s shows also tend to feature his undeniable party-esque stage habits, witty interaction with fans via social media, and plenty of concertgoers tailgating beforehand.
Looking ahead to the future, rumors are always swirling of a joint venture involving Shelton and wife, Miranda Lambert, though neither has confirmed anything substantial. For fans that can’t get enough of Shelton, Season 5 of “The Voice” will kick off on Sept. 23, with Shelton, who has won the last three seasons, as well as the original lineup of Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green, and Christina Aguilera.