TOBY KEITH PUTS THE HAMMER DOWN TOUR DOWN Trek Kicks Off In June, Presented By Ford F-Series

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) One of the top touring draws of his era, Toby Keith is preparing to put the hammer down on a new tour called, appropriately, the Hammer Down Tour. Presented by longtime partner Ford F-Series, the run begins on June 8 in Ozark, AR.

High-profile stops include Chicago, Washington DC, and Sturgis Buffalo Chip. Prior to the start of the tour, Toby will be headlining the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, a night at the four-day festival Country Thunder in Florence, AZ, and a night at the blockbuster Stagecoach festival in Indio, CA. Forbes' 2012 top-earning country artist thanks in no small part to his standing-room-only tours, Toby takes to the road again with dates set through September. Joining him on this party is special guest Kip Moore.

Touring in support of his current album Hope On The Rocks, Keith will bring his acclaimed live show and its breakneck set list of hits, not the least of which is the album's title track single, "Hope On The Rocks." Like most of his crowded stable of smashes, the song was written by the man himself.

Toby Keith remains the primary creative force behind a remarkable career that, in 2012, reached new milestones: His "Red Solo Cup" certified itself as the biggest viral event in country music history. His 10th annual USO Tour again brought him to international hotspots to boost the morale of America's fighting men and women.

Of course, his Live In Overdrive Tour played a succession of packed houses, as its successor will, as well. Confirmed dates (subject to change) are below with more to be added soon.

In just seven months Kip Moore scored two consecutive number one singles from his debut album, UP ALL NIGHT, which was the best selling debut album from any country artist released in 2012.  His first career No. 1 single, “Somethin’ ‘Bout A Truck,” held the top spot on both charts for two weeks making him the first solo artist in four years to have a debut album’s first single go No. 1 for multiple weeks.   His current single, "Hey Pretty Girl," was just released to radio and shows a softer side to Kip than his previous singles have explored.

Toby Keith Hammer Down Tour Presented by Ford F-Series starts here:

June 8          Ozark AR               Thunder On The Mountain *

Jun 14          Cincinnati               Riverbend Music Center

Jun 15          Pittsburgh              First Niagara Pavilion

Jun 22          Philadelphia            Susquehanna Bank Center

Jun 28          Oshkosh, WI           Country USA *

Jun 29          Cadott, WI             Country Fest *

Jun 30          Chicago                 First Midwest Bank Amphitheater

Jul 19          Cleveland               Blossom Music Center

Jul 20          St. Clairsville, OH    Jamboree In The Hills

Jul 21          Buffalo, NY            Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

Jul 27          Cheyenne              Frontier Days *

Jul 30          Davenport, IA          Mississippi Valley Fair *

Aug 02          Sweet Home, OR    Oregon Jamboree

Aug 06          Sturgis, SD            Buffalo Chip *

Aug 14          Springfield, IL          Illinois State Fair

Aug 24          Washington, DC      Jiffy Lube Live

Aug 25          Hartford, CT            Comcast Theatre

Aug 31          Allentown, PA          The Great Allentown Fair

Sep 01          Essex Junction, VT  Champlain Valley Fair

Sep 07          Indianapolis, IN       Klipsch Music Center


Dates with * = Kip Moore does not appear.