Blake Shelton accepts the award for entertainer of the year at the 46th Annual Country Music Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn.

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Country star Blake Shelton coming to Xcel; tickets on sale next week

  • Article by: Paul Walsh
  • Star Tribune
  • June 14, 2013 - 9:00 AM

County music star and “The Voice” judge Blake Shelton is bringing his summer concert tour to the Twin Cities.

The reigning County Music Award’s Entertainer of the Year and three-peat Male Vocalist of the Year will perform at the Xcel Energy Center on Sept. 12. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. next Friday at the X box office and through the usual Ticketmaster outlets. Prices range from about $29.75 to $54.75, plus fees.

Shelton is riding a wave of success thanks to his work on the NBC-TV reality talent show and with eight consecutive No. 1 singles (13 overall). His latest chart topper is “Sure Be Cool If You Did.”

Shelton attracted a near full house of 12,712 to the State Fair grandstand last August for his first headline appearance in the Twin Cities.

Shelton’s “Ten Times Crazy” tour kicks off July 19 in Virginia Beach. Joining him are Easton Corbin and Jana Kramer. For all the up-to-date tour information, stay tuned to

Paul Walsh • 612-673-4482

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