Calgary (Alberta) - The Calgary Stampede and Stampede Concerts Inc. are thrilled to announce the first artist for the 2015 Virgin Mobile Stampede Concert Series. Reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year and three-time Male Vocalist of the Year Blake Shelton will turn up the volume at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Friday, July 10.
“Blake Shelton is one of music’s hottest acts, and with his next album Bringing Back the Sunshine being released on September 30, it’s the perfect time to announce his Calgary Stampede show,” says Adam Oppenheim, managing director, Stampede Concerts Inc. “Whether you are a country music fan or simply a music fan, this concert is sure to be a crowd pleaser.”
More than a decade into his career, Shelton has become one of the best ambassadors the country music genre has ever had. His wit, intelligence and, above all, his irreverent sense of fun have endeared him to his peers on NBC's megahit "The Voice" just as surely as it has to the millions of fans he is introducing to country music. He is, says wife Miranda Lambert, "the life of every party he goes to," and these days, the world is his party.
“This is the fifth year we’ve teamed up with the Calgary Stampede and Stampede Concerts Inc. to offer Virgin Mobile Members VIP concert experiences,” said Kevin Campbell, director of brand experience, Virgin Mobile Canada. “This is an amazing first announcement for the Virgin Mobile Stampede Concert Series and our Members get to buy tickets ahead of the general public. Plus, in 2015, Members will have the chance to win backstage tours, artist meet and greets, and VIP seats.”
Tickets, for what is expected to be a sold out show, go on sale to the public on Friday, September 26 at 10 a.m. and start at $49.50 (plus applicable fees). Tickets will be available at all Ticketmaster outlets, via phone at 1.855.985.5000 and at http://www.ticketmaster.ca/event/11004D2F1693B4E0.
Virgin Mobile will be offering its Members exclusive priority access to tickets for the show. Members can go to virginmobile.ca/benefits for details on the pre-sale, which runs from Tuesday, September 23 at 10 a.m. until Thursday, September 25 at 10 p.m. Calgary Stampede Insiders also have an opportunity to pre-purchase tickets from Wednesday September 24 at 10:00 a.m. until Thursday, September 25 at 10 p.m.
The Calgary Stampede is July 3-12, 2015. For more information, please visit calgarystampede.com. Stay tuned for more great Virgin Mobile Stampede Concert Series announcements. Tickets for the 2015 Calgary Stampede go on sale Monday, October 6.
About the Calgary Stampede
The Calgary Stampede celebrates the people, the animals, the land, the traditions and the values that make up the unique spirit of the west. The Calgary Stampede contributes to the quality of life in Calgary and southern Alberta through our world-renowned 10-day Stampede, year-round facilities, western events and several youth and agriculture programs. Exemplifying the theme We’re Greatest Together; we are a volunteer-supported, not-for-profit community organization that preserves and promotes western heritage and values. All revenue is reinvested into Calgary Stampede programs and facilities.
About Virgin Mobile Canada
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