Blake Shelton's Tornado Relief Concert Has Already Sold Out
By Jessica Rawden 2013-05-25 13:30:59
Blake Shelton’s “Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert” opened up ticket sales on Saturday morning, and, apparently, people were super excited about the endeavor. They were so excited, in fact, that ticket sales officially went live at 10 a.m. and sold out in a quick 30 seconds.
Reba McEntire, who will perform at the benefit concert along with Shelton, Shelton’s wife Miranda Lambert, and Vince Gill at the Chesapeake Energy Center in Oklahoma City, was the first to announce how quickly the tickets for the event were able to sell out.
The concert has been put together by the prolific singer and The Voice judge in order to give relief to those who have been affected by the tornadoes in Oklahoma on May 19 and 20. This actually won’t be the first time Shelton and McEntire have teamed up for an event to help those who were affected by dangerous tornadoes. According to Tulsa World, in 2011, the two entertainers put together “Tornado Relief Concerts” for victims of Atoka. Like the “Healing in the Heartland” tour, those two shows also sold out, and ended up raising more than $500,000 for tornado relief, although I will say the new tour has a catchier title. Hopefully, the new concert will be able to raise an ample amount of money, too, and with tickets already sold out, I’d say Shelton and the gang are well on their way to a sizeable relief effort.
If you would like to catch the musical endeavor, it will also be airing live on television. NBC will broadcast the concert live beginning at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May 29. Additionally, channels like Style, E!, Bravo, G4 and CMT will also reportedly televise the action.