Toby Keith Confirms Australian Headline Tour Dates

25 September 2013 | 11:36 am | Staff Writer

One of country's biggest stars announces headline dates

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Country music megastar Toby Keith has announced a run of headline dates to coincide with his appearance at the CMC Rocks The Hunter festival next year.

One of the genre's biggest names, the shows will be Keith's first ever in Australia and come in the same week he was named country music highest earner, with a $US65 million in earnings.

Keith has confirmed that he will play headline arena shows in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, with tickets on sale Friday 4 October.

Co-promoters Rob Potts of Entertainment Edge and Michael Chugg of Chugg Entertainment both sung his praises today, with Potts saying, “The Outlaws of country music have always been huge with Aussie fans. No surprise this country started out as a convict settlement. So we know why the fans are so excited about Toby's first ever tour here.

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“They love his larrikin outlaw attitude and the fact that he doesn't take himself too seriously.”

Chugg added, “Toby Keith is one of the biggest artists in modern country music. We've been hearing about his rowdy, rockin' live show in this country for many years. One of the biggest songwriters in any genre, Aussie audiences have really connected with his irreverent humour. We still think 'he's as good as he once was' – and with three international heavyweights on one bill, this is going to be the country tour of the year – my mate Jimmy Buffett said he is not to be missed!”

Joining Keith on the tour are the Eagles-recalling Eli Young Band and American Idol graduate Kellie Picker.

Tour dates are below: