Why Blake Shelton and Kelly Clarkson are teaming up to play Chicago’s Soldier Field this summer

Courtesy of EdelmanBlake Shelton and Kelly Clarkson will be colleagues on NBC's The Voice in the near future, but fans will be able to get a taste of the two of them together in July, when they both perform at Chicago's Soldier Field.

The occasion is the July 1 opening ceremony for the Department of Defense Warrior Games, a Paralympic-style competition for wounded service members and veterans.

“The men and women that serve and protect this country on a daily basis allow the rest of us the freedoms we enjoy,” Blake says. “I’m proud to be a part of this event and root these heroes on to victory at this year’s Warrior Games.”

Tickets for the concert go on sale Tuesday, June 6 via Ticketmaster, though fan club members and Citi cardmembers can purchase them now.

The actual games run from June 30 through July 8 in Chicago, with close to 270 service members and veterans, representing all branches of the military, taking part.  Service members and veterans from the U.K. and Australia also will be part of the games, which feature eight sports: archery, cycling, field, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, track, and wheelchair basketball.

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