Toby Keith Declares “I’m Back,” Marks Return to Touring with New Las Vegas Shows

Country star Toby Keith is officially making his return to touring. Today (October 20), the award-winning singer/songwriter announced he’ll take the stage for two headlining performances later this year.

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Keith will perform at Dolby Live at Park MGM in Las Vegas on Sunday, December 10, and Monday, December 11, 2023, at 8 p.m. In a video posted to YouTube, the 62-year-old artist shared his excitement over the long-awaited live shows.

“Y’all been waiting a long time to hear this. I’ve been waiting a long time to do this,” he explained. “I’m back, come see me. You’ll have the best time, I will too. We’ll never forget it. [I] can’t wait to see you there. Let’s go.”

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The pair of Las Vegas performances mark the official end to Keith’s 18-month-long pause from touring. He was forced to clear his performance schedule undergo treatment for stomach cancer after being diagnosed in 2022. In recent weeks, Keith has been teasing a possible return to the live stage.

Following two surprise performances in his home state of Oklahoma, he made a headline-making appearance at the inaugural People’s Choice Country Awards in September. After being presented with the first-ever Country Icon Award, Keith took the stage for a moving rendition of “Don’t Let the Old Man In.” 

The poignant track from his 2019 album Greatest Hits: The Show Dog Years took on new meaning, immediately connecting with fans. Days later, “Don’t Let the Old Man In” was sent to country radio stations and quickly rose to No. 1.

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On November 3, Keith will release 100% Songwriter, a compilation of 13 self-penned hits from throughout his career. A full-length headlining tour in support of the release has yet to be announced. Additional tour dates from Keith will likely arrive in the months ahead.

Tickets for Toby Keith’s Las Vegas performances will go on sale Friday, October 27, at 10 a.m. PT. You can find more information on the tour by visiting Keith’s official website.

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