03/07/2014

TOBY KEITH'S SHUT UP AND HOLD ON TOUR BOWS MAY 25 Presented By Ford F-Series, Outing Runs Through September

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) Baseball, wildflowers and Toby Keith tours are sure signs that spring is in the air, and 2014 is no different as Keith's 

Shut Up And Hold On TourPresented by Ford F-Series, opens at the Tree Town Music Festival May 25 in Forest City, Iowa. The tour draws its name from Keith's acclaimed 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 between Keith and America's best-selling truck brand

Joining Toby on the tour is genre-busting country rapper Colt Ford (on select dates), as well as his daughter Krystal Keith. Once again, Toby has partnered with Tickets-for-Charity to offer fans some of the best seats in the house while benefitting charitable causes. These prime tickets are available exclusively at www.ticketsforcharity.com.

The new tour follows an especially successful 2013 run with the Hammer Down Tour, which again made him one of music's top live draws. The tour's success powered him to the pinnacle of Forbes' annual rankings of country artist earnings - the publication even put Keith on its cover with the headline "Toby Keith: Country Music's $500 Million Man."

Music sales were fueled by standard, deluxe and Walmart-exclusive 'Zinepak releases of

Drinks After Work. Keith's growing I Love This Bar And Grill restaurant chain spread to a total of 20 locations. And his Wild Shot Mezcal continued to take ground in its rapidly expanding market segment. Through it all, Toby continued to give back through his annual USO Tour, spearheading a relief concert for his tornado-stricken hometown of Moore, OK and opening his long-planned OK Kids Korral to support children with cancer and their families.

Shut Up And Hold On Tour, Presented by Ford F-Series dates thus far (subject to change):

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. 01           Bowmanville, ON       Boots and Hearts Festival

Aug. 08           Cincinnati, OH            Riverbend Music Center *

Aug. 09           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 *       

 

* featuring special guest Colt Ford