Keith goes for "Drinks After Work"
Monday, June 10, 2013
– Toby Keith goes for Drinks After Work
as his new single arrives at country radio on June 11. The single is the first release from an as-yet untitled album due later this year.
There was no word on when a new CD will be out, but Keith typically has released new albums in the fall.
Keith's live shows resume June 8 in Ozark, Ark. on the Hammer Down Tour, presented by Ford F-Series. Joining him are Kip Moore and Drake White.
Tour dates are:
June 8 Ozark, AR Thunder On The Mountain
June 14 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
June 15 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion
June 16 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
June 21 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Center
June 22 Philadelphia, PA Susquehanna Bank Center
June 28 Oshkosh, WI Country USA
June 29 Cadott, WI Country Fest
June 30 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
July 19 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
July 21 Darien Lake, NY Darien Lake PAC
July 26 Minot, ND North Dakota State Fair
July 27 Cheyenne, WY Cheyenne Frontier Days
July 30 Davenport, IA Mississippi Valley Fair
Aug. . 2 Sweet Home, OR Oregon Jamboree
Aug. 3 George, WA The Watershed Music Festival
Aug. 6 Sturgis, SD Buffalo Chip
Aug. 14 Springfield, IL Illinois State Fair
Aug. 15 Des Moines, IA Iowa State Fair
Aug. 16 Sedalia, MO Missouri State Fair
Aug. 17 Louisville, KY Kentucky State Fair
Aug. 23 Syracuse, NY New York State Fair
Aug. 24 Washington, DC Jiffy Lube Live
Aug. 25 Hartford, CT Comcast Theatre
Aug. 29 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheater
Aug. 31 Allentown, PA The Great Allentown Fair
Sept. 1 Essex Junction, VT Champlain Valley Fair
Sept. 2 Bangor, ME Darling's Waterfront Pavilion
Sept. 7 Indianapolis, IN Klipsch Music Center
Sept. 14 Kansas City, KS Flatlands Country Music Festival
Sept. 15 Hutchinson, KS Kansas State Fair
Sept. 21 Boston, MA Comcast Center
Sept. 28 Panama City Beach, FL Gulf Coast Jam
Oct. 19 Laughlin, NV Laughlin Amphitheater
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