Keith holds on for another tour
Thursday, March 6, 2014
– Toby Keith's Shut Up And Hold On Tour opens in Iowa on May 25, ending in Philadelphia in late September.
The tour draws its name from Keith's single "Shut Up And Hold On," the first track on his chart-topping
"Drinks After Work" album. Ford F-Series returns as presenting sponsor, continuing a longstanding partnership.
Country rapper Colt Ford opens on select dates as well as his daughter Krystal Keith.
Keith again partnered with Tickets-for-Charity to offer fans some of the best seats in the house while benefitting charitable causes. Tickets are available exclusively at www.ticketsforcharity.com.
Tour dates are:
May 25 Forest City, IA Tree Town Music Festival
May 30 San Bernardino, CA San Manuel Amphitheater *
May 31 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheater *
June 1 Sacramento, CA Sleep Train Amphitheater *
June 13 Burlington, IA Burlington Steamboat Days
June 14 Winsted, MN Winstock Music Festival
June 28 Washington, DC Jiffy Lube Live *
June 29 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center *
July 12 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater *
July 13 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheater *
July 19 Tooele, UT Tooele County Fairgrounds
July 25 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Center *
July 26 Hartford, CT XFINITY Theatre *
July 27 Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center *
Aug. 1 Bowmanville, ON Boots and Hearts Festival
Aug. 8 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center *
Aug. 9 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion *
Aug. 23 Lima, OH Allen County Fair
Sept. 13 Indianapolis, IN Klipsch Music Center *
Sept. 27 Philadelphia, PA Susquehanna Bank Center *
* features Ford
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35 mph Town
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Drinks After Work
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