Blake Shelton Cancels Shows in Two of America’s Most Famous Cities, Fans Voice Major Disappointment

by Josh Lanier

Blake Shelton fans in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. aren’t very happy with the country music megastar right now. Shelton on Friday canceled his September tour dates in those cities because of scheduling conflicts. And his fans are taking the news hard.

Blake Shelton gave them the bad news on Twitter. Though, he didn’t say what the scheduling conflict was.

This is the first time he’s been on tour in more than a year because of the pandemic. So, people were really looking forward to his show.

“What?? Why?? How do you so casually cancel after plans are made and tickets months ago.? Need a little more from you on this. Disappointed to say the least,” one person tweeted. “Glad I didn’t get tickets yet. Very disappointed was looking forward to seeing you in Philly,” posted another.

Things weren’t much better for Blake Shelton on Instagram.

“Wahhh I have tickets to Philly, so bummed!” someone wrote. “😢😢😢😢😢😢😢 SO SAD!!!!!!!!!! The only thing I’ve been looking forward to this year!!!!! 💔💔💔💔💔,” another fan wrote.

But there were some white knights in the comments that rushed to Shelton’s defense.

“Things happen guys. Blake is doing his best. He would never cancel if he didn’t have to do so. Love you Blake!!,” one woman posted on Instagram.

“I know how disappointed the people are who have bought tickets and made travel plans. It happened to us on the Country Music Freaks tour. But Blake doesn’t cancel unless he has to,” someone else said.

Blake Shelton to Start Tour Next Month in Nebraska

Despite the disappointment for those in Washington and Philadelphia, Blake Shelton fans across the country are getting excited for the Friends and Heroes Tour. He’ll resume the tour next month in Omaha.

The newly married Blake Shelton sounded elated in a press release announcing the tour.

“I told you we would be back, and I’m thrilled to say we are kicking off the Friends and Heroes 2021 Tour in Omaha,” Shelton said in a press release. “I’m giving everybody in every city plenty of notice – you might as well tell your boss you’re gonna be late to work the next day and pay that babysitter overtime, because we are going to play some country music for y’all until they turn on the lights.”

And Blake Shelton isn’t calling this the Friends and Heroes Tour for no reason. He’s bringing a lot of friends and some country music legends with him. Some of those include Lindsay Ell, Martina McBride, Tracy Byrd, and Trace Adkins, who will make appearances at different stops along the way.

The 17-stop tour is a resummation of shows he had to cancel last year because of the pandemic. And according to Rolling Stone, tickets purchased for the 2020 shows will be honored for the 2021 dates.