06/18/2014

TOBY KEITH BRAVES MINNESOTA DOWNPOUR TO HEADLINE WINSTOCK MUSIC FESTIVAL

Saturday's tour stop at the Winstock Music Festival in Winsted, Minnesota was anything but the usual for singer-songwriter, entertainer Toby Keith. A storm stretching from the Texas Panhandle to the Great Lakes with unrelenting rain, 20-30 mph winds, and lightning hit hard and made it nearly impossible for Keith to go on stage. Threatening as it was, Toby Keith delayed the start of his set and went on to perform in the rain with the fans that packed the festival grounds, who all stayed until the last note.

"We found a window of time where lightning was at a safe distance and we went on," tour manager David Milam noted. 

The rain continued throughout the show, causing some equipment damage including the loss of video projectors and HD cameras. They were also unable to do some of the pyro/flames due to the winds. A few early acts were unable to perform because of lightning in the area.

Currently on his Shut Up And Hold On Tour Presented by Ford F-Series, Toby Keith will be performing next in Washington D.C. on June 28. The trek includes support from Colt Ford and Keith's daughter Krystal Keith. The latter also performed at the Winstock Music Festival before the brunt of the storm began.

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

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. 20           Puyallup, WA             Washington State Fair

Sept. 27           Philadelphia, PA         Susquehanna Bank Center *

Oct. 18             Laughlin, NV               Laughlin Event Center

* featuring special guest Colt Ford