NBC will air Blake Shelton's benefit concert for Oklahoma tornado relief next week, the network announced.
"The Voice" coach will headline the telethon "Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert" on May 29, to take place at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City. Shelton's wife, Miranda Lambert, will perform, as will Reba McEntire and Vince Gill. More guests will be announced shortly.
The concert will be televised live at 9 p.m. ET/PT Wednesday on NBC. It will also air on cable networks Style, G4, Bravo, E! and CMT.
"Everyone has their way to help, and mine as an entertainer is to perform to help raise money and awareness for this tragedy," Shelton said. "This is why I want to do this special and especially hold it in Oklahoma City, which is near ground zero."
The concert will raise money for the United Way of Central Oklahoma May Tornadoes Relief Fund, which will use it for immediate and long-term recovery and rebuilding efforts in the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore, which was devastated by tornadoes Monday.
R.A. Clark is executive producing, while Rob Paine will serve as supervising producer and Gregg Gelfand will direct. Gene Pack is the writer for the special.
Shelton and McEntire also hosted the 2011 "Tornado Relief Concerts," which raised $500,000.
Tickets for Wednesday's benfit concert will go on sale at 10 a.m. CT on Saturday for $25, and can be purchased at the Chesapeake Energy Arena box office, all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at (800) 745-3000 and online at Ticketmaster.com.
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