Below is a statement from Blake Shelton’s website regarding the death of his father:
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).
“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,” Blake.
The postponed shows have already been given new dates. They are as follows: Bismarck, ND (3/20), Rapid City, SD (3/21), Bozeman, MT (3/22) and Billings, MT (3/23). Blake’s website adds that 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.
The “Well Lit & Amplified Tour 2012″ will continue as scheduled next week in Columbus, GA on Jan. 26.
Our condolences to Blake and his family.