As the summer winds down, the number of concerts put on at outdoor amphitheaters does too. While that means the show must go on rain or shine, it does muster up a little sadness about having to be cooped up indoors for a concert for the next six months. But no need to sink into hibernation just yet, the Comcast Center’s grand finale concert on September 25th will be put on by none other than country’s finest- Toby Keith.
Although he’s been on tour for most of the last three months, Keith is not ready to call the summer quits yet- his American Ride tour wraps up on October 15th in Oklahoma after playing fourteen dates up the East Coast. Celebrating his eighth consecutive year at the “Ford Truck Man”, Ford presented this American Ride concert, Keith playing even bigger venues and more locations throughout the US than he did in 2009. For his first return to Massachusetts since hosting this year’s Boston Pops 4th of July Spectacular, which drew more than a half-million Americans in person and millions more to the telecast, Toby Keith will be promoting his upcoming album- the 15th full-length studio album of his career- titled Bullets in the Gun.
Available as a Deluxe Edition, Bullets In The Gun will be released Oct. 5, with four live tracks in addition to the standard album. The four songs, recorded during the impromptu “Incognito Bandito” show at the Fillmore in New York City, are Johnny Paycheck’s “11 Months And 29 Days,” Waylon Jennings’ “I’ve Been A Long Time Leaving (But I’ll Be A Long Time Gone),” Roger Miller’s “Chug-A-Lug” and Gordon Lightfoot’s “Sundown”. Keith also took part in co-producing and writing all 10 new songs. Toby also wrote two songs by himself, including the lead single “Trailerhood,” which is moving quickly to the top of the charts.
Toby Keith will follow up Nickelback, as he plays a rescheduled show that was originally planned for mid-July. Keith has released fourteen studio albums, two Christmas albums, and multiple compilation albums. He has also charted more than forty singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including nineteen Number One hits and sixteen additional Top Ten hits since the start of his career in 1993. With another album on the way, Bullets in the Gun with an upcoming release date, he surely has enough tracks racked up to play for days, which is why he can accredit most of his success to his concert repertoire. Toby Keith will appear at the Comcast Center on September 25th as the last scheduled artist for this summer’s concert series at Mansfield’s Comcast Center, so don’t miss your chance to end this summer on a high note.