Keith announces new tour
Monday, April 22, 2019
– Toby Keith kicks off the first leg of Toby Keith That's Country Bro! Tour on May 26 in Forest City, Ia.
The tour's initial leg has been announced, with 28 cities on the slate and more to come. The single from which the trek gets its name bows May 3.
Written by Keith and longtime collaborator Bobby Pinson, "That's Country Bro" was co-produced by Keith, Pinson and Reid Shippen; Arturo Buenahora is executive producer.
The single is Keith's first new music since his "Don't Let The Old Man In," featured in last year's Clint Eastwood film "The Mule."
Tour dates are:
May 26 Forest City, IA Tree Town Country Music Festival
June 14 Del Mar, CA San Diego County Fair
June 15 Sparks, NV Nugget Event Center
June 21 Madison, WI American Family Insurance Championship at Breese Stevens Field
June 30 Dauphin, MB Dauphin's Countryfest
July 4 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Casino & Resort
July 5 Atlantic City, NJ Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena
July 6 Wantagh, NY Jones Beach Amphitheater
July 18 Eau Claire, WI Country Jam USA
July 20 Brooklyn, MI Faster Horses Festival
July 28 Crownsville, MD Outlaw Jam
July 29 Columbus, OH Ohio State Fair
Aug. 2 Camrose, AB Big Valley Jamboree
Aug. 3 Dawson Creek, BC Encana Events Centre
Aug. 5 Everett, WA Angel of the Winds Arena
Aug. 6 Airway Heights, WA Northern Quest Casino
Aug. 8 Sturgis, SD Sturgis Buffalo Chip
Aug. 10 Schaumburg, IL The Freedom and Dignity Festival
Aug. 16 Highland Heights, KY BB&T Arena
Aug. 17 Evansville, IN Ford Center
Aug. 23 Bakersfield, CA Rabobank Arena
Aug. 25 Ontario, CA Citizens Business Bank Arena
Aug. 31 Memphis, TN Live At The Garden
Sept. 27 Pittsburgh, PA Highmark Stadium
Sept. 28 Bloomsburg, PA Bloomsburg Fair
Nov. 1-2 Bensalem, PA Parx Casino
Nov. 9 Laughlin, NV Laughlin Event Center
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