Country Icon Toby Keith Triumphs As Final Las Vegas Concert Sells Out Immediately
“I can’t wait to play these shows,” Keith shared after the third show sold out.
Toby Keith; Photo by Katherine Bomboy/NBC
Toby Keith sold out his third and final Las Vegas concert on Friday, November 3, just moments after tickets went on sale.
Keith shared the news of his third consecutive Dolby Live at Park MGM sell-out on social media. “Thanks for the sellouts, I can’t wait to play these shows,” he shared alongside a concert graphic with the overlaying text “SOLD OUT 3X.”
The country music icon’s upcoming sold-out Las Vegas concerts will take place on Sunday, December 10, Monday, December 11, and Thursday, December 14. Keith’s trio of Sin City concerts coincide with the National Finals Rodeo, which is set to take place in Las Vegas from Thursday, Dec. 7 through Sat. Dec. 16.
Third Show Was Added Due To Demand For Tickets
The Oklahoma native initially announced just two shows (December 10 and December 11), however, due to the overwhelming demand from fans (the shows sold out within two minutes), the third show was added. It was announced via a video message from Keith to his fans.
“Hello Buckaroos. It’s Toby Keith. Had a big old day Friday. We completely sold out the two shows we announced in Vegas. Coming up in December in response to these shows has got me all fired up,” he said. ”Well, Warriors. That being said, we’re going to do one last show in Vegas, December 14th…I’m fired up for these three shows and clearly, you are too. Can’t wait to see you there. Let’s go.”
In a previous video announcing his highly anticipated return to the stage, the artist shared, “I was going to sit around here and do nothing like I have been, or get up and go outside and don’t let the old man in. You know what I mean?”
The Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee added, “So come out, catch a rodeo. December 10th and 11th. Be my first two shows, they’re kind of rehab shows. Get the band back in sync. Get me rolling again.”
Resurgence Of “Don’t Let The Old Man In”
His performance of the tune prompted his return to Country radio. “Don’t Let The Old Man In” impacted radio airwaves on October 30 in partnership with BMLG Records and made a major impact with over 56 adds.
The song topped Billboard’s Country Digital Song Sales chart for two consecutive weeks. Additionally, the poignant tune placed in the Top 3 on the all-genre sales chart and claimed the No. 1 spot on the iTunes Country Songs and Videos charts.
Second Chance At Country Radio
According to country radio insider Chris Owen, the track was originally released to country radio in December of 2018. In January 2019, the song peaked at No.41 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart and at No.52 on the Mediabase chart.
“Don’t Let The Old Man In” was written solely by Toby Keith in 2018.
The BMI Icon Award recipient has spent more time away from the stage than ever before in recent years. His battle with stomach cancer put his touring plans on the sidelines, but now, he’s back and ready to rock.
“First time in my whole life, I’ve been off [for] over two years. I’ve never been off a year in my life. And through Covid and Cancer Old Devil’s been after me a little bit. I got him by the horns right now. So instead of just sitting around and waiting, we’re going to get the band back together,” he previously said. “So come on out, hang out the rodeo, watch the shows. We’re going to have a blast. Get it all going again. Big Dawg Daddy style. Should have been a cowboy! Go to the rodeo.”
New Project Out Now
November 3 marked the release of Toby Keith’s new album, 100% Songwriter. The 13-track collection celebrates Keith’s most legendary solo-written songs, all assembled into one collection.
Among the track list is Keith’s breakout hit, “Should’ve Been A Cowboy,” which was just certified triple platinum from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Released in 1993, the song marked the beginning of a wildly successful career for the Oklahoma native, which went on to include 52 top 10 hits, 32 No. 1s, more than 40 million albums sold, 100 million airplay performances (BMI) and more than 10 billion streams.
Other notable tracks included on 100% Songwriter include fan-favorites such as “He Ain’t Worth Missin’,” “Wish I Didn’t Know Now,” and “Big Ol’ Truck.”
Lauren Jo Black
Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.