Between songs, Shelton was the same relaxed guy we see on "The Voice." He kept up a fairly constant patter with the audience, making sure everyone was having a good time. It came off as easy and unrehearsed, and his country roots and strong voice shone especially well as he covered Conway Twitty's "Goodbye Time" and "Ol' Red" by Kenny Rogers. A mercurial rendition of Michael Buble's "Home" had The Palace lit up to the rafters with cellphones swaying back and forth at Shelton's request. If that wasn't enough, the encore that included "Footloose" in all its guitar-driving splendor really brought it, well, home.

— Oakland Press

When you hear his body of work in the context of a two-hour show, it's also evident why Shelton has struck platinum. He isn't about pyrotechnics, opting for a sincere, likable approach that he pulls off with astonishing ease. The songs just rolled out Friday night, one well-crafted hit after another.

— (Louisville) Courier-Journal

The set list was a great mix of old and new. Shelton can be a romantic and belt out tracks like "Sangria," "Who Are You When I'm Not Looking" or his Stagecoach closer, "God Gave Me You." There are also plenty of butt-kickin' country numbers like "Hillbilly Bone" and "Ol' Red." ... He asked the crowd if he could play "some of that old crap I had back in the day" before donning a cowboy hat that had a mullet attached to it. It was a nod to his early days and the singer's look in the music video for his 2004 hit, "Some Beach." It's a gag he's done several times on stage, but it still got a huge laugh and response and, above all, he still seems to enjoy it.

— The Orange County Register

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