Tour Press

Following the success of his overseas tour dates last year, Toby Keith will be returning to Europe this fall. He is set for a run of 12 shows on his Locked & Loaded Tour, visiting arenas and concert halls in the UK, Holland, Germany, Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark.

Keith’s 2010 American Ride Tour ranked as one of Pollstar’s top outings of the year, bringing more than a million fans to venues worldwide.

His new album Bullets In The Gun debuted at No. 1 on the all-genre chart in October 2010, rolling Keith into his 18th-straight year with a chart-topping album and/or single.

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Billy Currington set a record at famed San Antonio establishment Cowboy’s recently. His headlining show sold close to 5,500 tickets, breaking the record at the venue for pre-sales and total tickets sold. The show set an all-time high for total revenue for the venue.

Currington is also on Kenny Chesney‘s 2011 Goin’ Coastal Tour, and recently celebrated his fifth consecutive No. 1 single—and seventh overall—with “Let Me Down Easy.”

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Joe Nichols will kick off his The Shape I’m In Australian Tour April 29 in Toowoomba, QLD. This tour marks the third visit to Oz for the singer, and follows his well-received performance there at last month’s CMC Rocks The Hunter festival. Promoter Rob Potts says, “He sold out of product at each of his previous shows. He has been diligent and consistent about coming back to Australia to develop his fan base here, and I feel like that’s paying off for him.”

Back in the states, Nichols recently teamed up with Billy Bob’s in Ft. Worth, Texas for a benefit concert for victims of the tsunami and earthquake in Japan.

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Lady Antebellum just made the long trek back to the States from their first ever tour to Australia and New Zealand. The trio won over fans and critics during their six shows opening for Keith Urban before heading to New Zealand for their own headlining show at Auckland’s Civic Auditorium. Australia and New Zealand left Lady A with additional souvenirs, Platinum plaques signifying the certification of their album Need You Now in both countries.


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