The most important elements in throwing a party are getting the music right, having something tasty in your cup and inviting the right people. Nobody knows this better than singer, songwriter and entertainer Toby Keith, who's one of the best there is at throwing down standing-room-only shindigs nationwide.
To that end, the Toby Keith Good Times & Pick Up Lines Tour presented by Ford F-Series has added country sensation Chris Janson on more than 20 dates this summer. Janson joins an array of artists, such as Eli Young Band or Colt Ford, who will occasionally join the tour's line up. Fueled by his explosive new single "Buy Me A Boat," Janson is being embraced by country fans and the industry at an incredible clip.
The song hit No. 1 at iTunes and inspired CMT to finance and produce the music video - the first time the cable network has ever done that for an
artist. An independent artist to that point, Janson has just signed with powerhouse Warner Music Nashville.
His addition only adds to the fun fans have come to expect from Toby Keith's tours, regularly one of the top drawing outings of the year. Good Times & Pick Up Lines opens May 29 at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California. The tour opening will cap an eventful spring for Keith, who was recently honored with the Distinguished Leadership Award from the prestigious Washington think tank Atlantic Council.
The tour will also follow the 12th Annual Toby Keith & Friends Golf Classic, set for May 15-16 in his Norman, OK hometown. The event has raised millions to fund the OK Kids Korral, which provides cost-free housing for pediatric cancer patients and their families during treatment. And on June 18, Toby will attend and perform at the Songwriters Hall of Fame gala in New York City as he is inducted in recognition of his prodigious songwriting accomplishments.
Meanwhile, Keith's latest single "35 mph Town" continues to gain widespread airplay, and his music continues to fuel a vast enterprise that includes his signature Wild Shot Mezcal, I Love This Bar & Grill restaurants and the new Big Dog Daddy Ice Houses.
The 2015 Toby Keith Good Times & Pick Up Lines Tour presented by Ford F-Series (*denotes dates with Chris Janson in support):
5/29/15 - Mt. View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre *
5/30/15 - San Bernardino, CA - San Manuel Amphitheater *
5/31/15 - Phoenix, AZ - Ak-Chin Pavilion *
6/13/15 - Gilford, NH - Bank of NH Pavilion at Meadowbrook
6/14/15 - Hunter, NY - Taste of Country Music Festival
6/19/15 - Vineland, CO - Bands in the Backyard
6/20/15 - Sheridan, WY - Big Horn Country USA
6/21/15 - Grand Junction, CO - Country Jam
6/27/15 - Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre *
6/28/15 - Cadott, WI - Country Fest
6/30/15 - Moose Jaw, SK (Canada) - Mosaic Place
7/01/15 - Calgary, AB (Canada) - Cowboy's Stampede Tent
7/08/15 - Verona, NY - Turning Stone Casino *
7/10/15 - Hartford, CT - XFINITY Theatre *
7/11/15 - Darien Lake, NY - Darien Lake PAC *
7/17/15 - Raleigh, NC - Walnut Creek Amphitheatre *
7/18/15 - St. Clairesville, OH - Jamboree In The Hills
7/19/15 - Chillecothe, IL - 2015 Country Life Music Festival
7/23/15 - Monticello, IA - Great Jones County Fair
7/24/15 - Cheyenne, WY - Cheyenne Frontier Days
7/25/15 - Salt Lake City, UT - USANA Amphitheatre *
7/30/15 - Atlanta, GA - Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood *
7/31/15 - Birmingham, AL - Oak Mountain Amphitheatre *
8/01/15 - Tampa, FL - MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre *
8/02/15 - West Palm Beach, FL - Cruzan Amphitheatre *
8/07/15 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center *
8/08/15 - Washington, DC - Jiffy Lube Live *
8/09/15 - Cleveland, OH - Blossom Music Center *
8/14/15 - Boston, MA - XFINITY Center *
8/15/15 - Harrington, DE - Junction Festival
8/21/15 - Charlotte, NC - PNC Music Pavilion *
8/22/15 - Virginia Beach, VA - Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach *
9/04/15 - Chicago, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre *
9/05/15 - St. Louis, MO - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre *
9/25/15 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center *
9/26/15 - Pittsburgh, PA - First Niagara Pavilion *