Toby Keith Says G’Day to Australia in First Ever Tour
Toby Keith has just announced that he’s all set to embark on a four date arena-sized mini tour Down Under early next year.
The shows will mark Keith’s first tour in Australia. Equal parts relief and excitement must be washing over Keith’s Aussie fans right about now.
The “Hammer Down Under Tour to Australia” shows unravel like this:
> 03/14 – Brisbane Entertainment Centre
> 03/16 – CMC Rocks the Hunter Festival, Hope Estate, Pokolbin
> 03/18 – Allphones Arena, Sydney
> 03/19 – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
As you can see, the mini trek includes a headlining performance at the CMC Rocks the Hunter Festival. The brilliantly-named Rob Potts, CEO of Entertainment Edge, which is organizing the dates with Chugg Entertainment and Foxtel’s Country Music Channel (CMC), had this to say about the event:
“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. They love his larrikin outlaw attitude and the fact that he doesn’t take himself too seriously.”
I’m really having a hard time connecting the dots on how country artists are outlaws. Something about cowboys maybe? You may need to flesh that one out a little more Rob.
Similarly, Chugg Entertainment chairman Michael Chugg explained, “Aussie audiences have really connected” with Keith’s “irreverent humor.”
Support on the tour will be provided by none other than the Eli Young Band and Kellie Pickler.
Keith’s new album, Drinks After Work, is scheduled for release on November 1st, so Australian fans will have a good head start on memorizing all those lyrics to sing along with him during the concert.