Toby Keith’s Australian Trek

Australian country-music fans are raising their glasses of Foster’s to Toby Keith and the news that the country superstar will make his first-ever tour of the continent.  Scheduled for March, shows in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne go on sale next week.

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Presented by Rob Potts Entertainment Edge, Chugg Entertainment and Foxtel’s Country Music Channel, the shows are scheduled around Keith’s previously announced appearance at at Hope Estate Winery in Pokolbin March 14.

Traveling with Keith will be Eli Young Band and Kellie Pickler.  As you can probably imagine, folks downunder are extremely excited about Keith’s first Australian adventure.

“Toby Keith is one of the biggest artists in modern country music,” promoter Michael Chugg said.  “We’ve been hearing about his rowdy, rockin’ live show in this country for many years.  One of the biggest songwriters in any genre, Aussie audiences have really connected with his irreverent humor.  We still think ‘he’s as good as he once was’ – and with three international heavyweights on one bill, this is going to be the country tour of the year – my mate Jimmy Buffett said he is not to be missed!”

Here’s the rundown:

March 14 – Boondall, Australia, Brisbane Entertainment Centre
March 16 – Pokolbin, Australia, Hope Estate Winery (CMC Rocks The Hunter)
March 18 – Sydney, Australia, Allphones Arena
March 19 – Melbourne, Australia, Rod Laver Arena

March 16 is already on sale.  Tickets for March 14, 18 & 19 go on sale Oct. 4.  Head over to for more info.