After launching his Biggest & Baddest Tour last year, country music star Toby Keith is adding another superlative to his roster: toughest. The summer...

After launching his Biggest & Baddest Tour last year, country music star Toby Keith is adding another superlative to his roster: toughest. The summer 2009 America’s Toughest Tour kicks off June 18 at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ, and wraps September 19 at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Tinley Park, IL.

The amphitheater tour will hit 30 U.S. cities on a coast-to-coast circuit over a period of thirteen weeks. Stops include a June 10 show at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Virginia Beach, VA, a July 26 concert at Comcast Center in Mansfield, MA, an August 16 performance at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA, and a September 17 event at Lakewood Amphitheatre in Atlanta, GA.

More dates are expected to be added as the tour progresses. Pre-sale and public on-sale dates for tickets have not yet been announced, but will be updated on Keith’s official Web site as information becomes available.

Keith is continuing to tour behind his thirteenth studio album “That Don’t Make Me a Bad Guy.” The October 2008 release topped the country albums charts and hit No. 5 on the Billboard 200, slightly below 2007’s chart-topping “Big Dog Daddy.”

His previous Biggest & Baddest Tour launched in summer 2008, completing nearly 30 shows before the end of the year. The venture picked up again early in 2009 for another dozen dates.


Toby Keith itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

June 18 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
June 19 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
June 20 Noblesville, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center
June 26 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre
June 27 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
July 10 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater
July 11 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
July 12 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
July 17 Hartford, CT Meadows Music Theater
July 19 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 25 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
July 26 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
August 3 Sturgis, SD Sturgis Rally
August 6 Detroit Lakes, MN WE Fest
August 13 Chula Vista, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
August 14 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Wireless Pavilion
August 15 Devore, CA San Manuel Amphitheater
August 16 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
August 20 Albuquerque, NM Journal Pavilion
August 21 Englewood, CO Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
August 22 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
September 3 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
September 4 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
September 5 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion
September 10 Cincinnati, OH PNC Pavilion
September 11 Burgettstown, PA Post-Gazette Pavilion
September 12 Bristow, VA Nissan Pavilion
September 17 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
September 18 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis
September 19 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre