Whether they’ll soon be joined in marriage or not, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani are pressing ahead with separate concert tours this year that will bring them to the Twin Cities.
Stefani has scheduled an Aug. 7 concert for the Xcel Energy Center as part of the pop star’s “This is What the Truth Feels Like” tour, named for her hot-selling album. Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. at the X box office and at Ticketmaster.com. They are priced from $40 to $150, plus fees.
Stefani opens the tour on July 12 in Mansfield, Mass., and wraps it up on Oct. 15 at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Also on the bill with Stefani is Grammy-winning hip-hop performer and actress Eve.
Shelton has the X booked for Sept. 16 and 17 (ticket details yet to be announced) as part of a 13-date run covering one month that starts in Oklahoma City and ends in Brooklyn. The shows follow his new single “Came Here to Forget” and the soon-to-be-released “If I’m Honest” album.
In the meantime, Shelton is currently working on his 10th season as a coach on NBC-TV’s “The Voice” reality talent show. Stefani has also been a coach on the show and will be an adviser for Team Blake this season.
The two revealed in November that they are a dating duo, and the gossip outlets have been rife with speculation about marriage. OK! Magazine reported that Shelton could propose quite soon. Shelton is good to go, having divorced country singer Miranda Lambert last summer. Stefani and musician/actor Gavin Rossdale are newly divorced.