It's always exciting when we hear another superstar is coming to Grand Rapids and Van Andel Arena. And this announcement is no different. Country music superstar Blake Shelton will make his long-anticipated return to the road alongside his friends and heroes later this summer, and we're on the schedule.

The boot-stomping, hit-making, arena-selling entertainer will visit 16 cities for a 17-date run. “Friends and Heroes 2021” will welcome very special guest Lindsay Ell, with special appearances by Martina McBride, Tracy Byrd and Trace Adkins, and the tour will stop at Van Andel Arena here in Grand Rapids on September 30.

Shelton said. “I told you we would be back, and I’m thrilled to say we are kicking off the Friends and Heroes 2021 this summer.

Tickets won't go on sale until Thursday, June 10 at 10:00 AM. Tickets for the Van Andel Arena date will be available at Please note that the box office will not be open for this on sale. “Friends and Heroes 2021” will abide by all local and venue COVID-19 policies.

Shelton’s tour announcement comes ahead of his Body Language launch this Friday, May 21. The 12-track studio album includes his 28th career No.1 smash “Happy Anywhere” (with Gwen Stefani) and current Top 15 and climbing single “Minimum Wage.” Fans who pre-order the album HERE will instantly receive a download of the two tracks as well as brand new ballad “Bible Verses” (LISTEN HERE).

Beyond his country music career, the multimedia entertainer has earned widespread recognition as a seven-time champion coach for the Emmy Award-winning television show The Voice. The NBC singing competition is currently in its 20th season.


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