‘Voice’ Coach, Blake Shelton, Will Replace Country Legend at Veterans Day Concert Due to Cancer

A Veteran’s Day live performance to honor America’s troops might be held in Coachella, California at Coachella Crossroads on November 11, 2022. The “Voice” coach and nation legend, Blake Shelton, was not initially scheduled as a part of the lineup. However, he now might be performing instead of Toby Keith, who was identified with abdomen most cancers final fall.

According to Music Mayhem, “Keith was scheduled to return to headline this 12 months’s live performance however was compelled to cancel his efficiency after he revealed he was identified with abdomen most cancers earlier this summer time.” Although the nation music star was identified final fall, he didn’t go public with the information till June.

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This is the primary time Shelton might be performing on the Coachella venue, to not be confused with the annual Coachella pageant which is historically held in April. As Outsider clarifies, “It’s the group that shares the identify of the pageant.”

The outlet additionally states, “Blake Shelton has made restricted live performance appearances this 12 months, so it is an ideal probability to catch him. He’s hinted at retiring from the highway. That most likely is not taking place anytime quickly, however why danger it? It’s additionally a California date, so there is a fairly good probability that his spouse, Gwen Stefani, visits dwelling, too.”

Shelton’s spouse and fellow “Voice” coach, Gwen Stefani, has been recognized to make shock appearances at Shelton’s exhibits, and vice versa. For occasion, Shelton confirmed up at Stefani’s Hollywood Bowl live performance in June, the place the couple duetted on “Nobody however You” with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Later that month, Stefani shocked Shelton on his birthday with a cake and a music on stage at Santa Rosa at Country Summer. A clip of the occasion might be seen on Instagram.

Music Mayhem reviews that the Chairman of the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians, Darrell Mike, introduced, “We are very completely happy that Blake Shelton has agreed to headline A Salute to Our Heroes live performance on Veterans Day. Blake’s longtime dedication to veterans is what made him a great option to carry out at this occasion honoring those that have served.”

More About Toby Keith’s Ordeal

Although the information of Shelton’s efficiency is thrilling for his followers, the apparent down facet is that Keith is struggling within the meantime. The “Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue” singer has not solely canceled the Coachella efficiency, however all upcoming tour dates, in line with Music Mayhem.

Keith introduced his analysis on Instagram on June 12, 2022, writing “Last fall I used to be identified with abdomen most cancers. I’ve spent the final 6 months receiving chemo, radiation and surgical procedure. So far, so good. I want time to breathe, get well and chill out. I’m wanting ahead to spending this time with my household. But I’ll see the followers ahead of later. I can not wait. -T”

He obtained an outpouring of assist on social media. One Instagram fan commented, “We are with you physique and soul Sir Toby Keith! Rock on and keep robust!” Another posted, “You can do it massive man – sending all my scottish mojo to you. For me you ARE Country Music, and we’d like you! Please “put a boot in it is arse, it is the American (Toby!) approach”! Sending massive love from a wee Scottish immigrant!”

According to Taste of Country, Keith “has assured followers that he is optimistic about his prognosis and might be again out on the highway as quickly as he’s ready to take action.”


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