Blake Shelton fans at his Wisconson show last week were left speechless when he brought out a special guest: his wife Gwen Stefani. And if that wasn’t surprising enough, they performed a classic track from Stefani’s former band, No Doubt. Thankfully, a fan recorded the song.
Shelton was performing at Country Thunder in Twin Lakes, Wisc., when during an encore he began joking with the audience about his performing skills.
To prove it, he asked his drummer for a beat, and Shelton picked out the first notes of “Sweet Home Alabama.” After missing a note, he joked that the tempo was off.
After a few other attempts, Blake Shelton plays the opening riff of “Don’t Speak,” the classic 1996 No Doubt hit song. A lot of fans didn’t pick up on the 25-year-old melody right away. But they went wild when Gwen Stefani walked onto the stage.
“That’s the first time I’ve ever sung that song since I’ve been married to you, actually,” she said, according to Kenosha.com. The couple tied the knot on July 3.
They followed that up with one of their duets, the hit “Happy Anywhere.”
Blake Shelton Excited to Go Back on Tour
After the coronavirus sidelined Blake Shelton’s Friends and Heroes Tour last year, the “Sangria” singer is back on the road. And he couldn’t sound more excited.
“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 really is bringing his friends and some country icons along with him. They include Lindsay Ell, Martina McBride, Tracy Byrd, and Trace Adkins, who will make appearances at different shows. And there’s a good chance his bride Gwen Stefani will appear at one of the 17 tour stops.
Shelton is picking up where he left off last year. And Shelton will honor tickets purchased for those 2020 shows for this year’s dates, Rolling Stone said.
However, two cities are going to miss out on the country icon again this year. Blake Shelton announced last week he would have to cancel his shows in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. in early September. He blamed a scheduling conflict on the cancellation.