Blake and Dick Shelton on Blake and Miranda's wedding, May 14, 2011 (photo via BlakeShelton.com)
So sad. Last night a press release was issued stating that Blake Shelton's father, Dick, had passed away. Unsurprisingly, Blake has had to reschedule a few tour dates.
My heart is with you Blake, Miranda, and everyone else who loved and respected the elder Shelton.
It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of Blake Shelton's father, Dick Shelton. Mr. Shelton, who was in declining health this past year, was surrounded by loved ones in Oklahoma upon his passing this evening. Due to this unfortunate event, the following dates of his "Well Lit & Amplified Tour 2012" have been rescheduled: Rapid City, SD (1/19), Bismarck, ND (1/20), Billings, MT (1/21) and Bozeman, MT (1/22). The rescheduled dates in March are listed below.
"I appreciate your understanding during this difficult time and thank you for all your prayers. Your support means the world to me. I love you guys," said Blake.
Bismarck, ND March 20th
Rapid City, SD March 21st
Bozeman, MT March 22nd
Billings, MT March 23rd
Tickets for the above-mentioned January dates will be honored at the rescheduled dates in March. Refund requests will be honored at the original point of purchase. For up-to-date tour information, visit BlakeShelton.com.
The "Well Lit & Amplified Tour 2012" will continue as scheduled next week in Columbus, GA on Jan. 26.