Earlier this month, country star Blake Shelton announced that he will be heading out on the road next February to play a string of 11 dates across the U.S. between February and March. The tour will be in support his upcoming greatest hits collection, Reloaded: 20 #1 Hits as reported by Rolling Stone. The tour trek will kick off February 18 at Cincinnati's U.S. Bank Arena and will wrap up on March 19 in Pittsburgh at the CONSOL Energy Center. Shelton's tour will make mostly Midwestern and Southern state stops, but also includes Buffalo, New York and two stops in Pennsylvania. Tickets for the tour have already gone on sale, and dates are selling quickly. The Oklahoma native quickly added a second show at Music City's Bridgestone Arena in Nashville after tickets for the first date sold out in just minutes. In other markets, the resale ticket demand is already competitive, as Blake Shelton tickets across the secondary market are averaging $233.
Across all 11 scheduled dates, Shelton's priciest show is his February 26 stop at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri, where an average ticket is $309 with a get-in of $87. His least expensive date is also in Missouri, but at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis on February 27, when an average ticket is currently $205 with get-in of $79, according to TiqIQ. With it being the cheapest show available, fans can find St. Louis flight deals on Hipmunk.com to create an affordable trip to one of Shelton's tour stops. In addition to flights, cheap hotels in St. Louis on Hipmunk start from $75 to be the one-stop shop for fan travel.
It's been a challenging year for the 39-year-old country crooner, who recently sued In Touch Weekly tabloid magazine for a defamatory article regarding his divorce from fellow country artist Miranda Lambert, which insinuated that Shelton is going to rehab for substance abuse. The lawsuit is for $1 million. Despite the ups and downs, the singer is prevailing overall. He is currently one of the biggest stars in country music. His hit "Sangria" became his 20th career number one single this year. He has also maintained a high-profile judge position alongside Adam Levine, Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams on the popular reality NBC TV show, The Voice. Currently, Shelton is also working on a new album, which will mark his 10th studio release when it debuts.