Toby Keith to play Connecticut in February

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Toby Keith has started to map out some tour dates for 2011, including an early stop in New England. The country superstar will perform at the MGM Grand Theatre at Foxwoods Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut on Friday, February 11. Tickets for the show, which range in price from $85 to $125, are now on sale through the venue’s box office and website. Eric Church will open the show.

Keith will be touring in support of his latest release, Bullets in the Gun. The album, his fourteenth studio effort, debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 after its release in October. It has been powered by the success of hit singles “Bullets in the Gun” and “Trailerhood”. Bullets in the Gun follows 2009’s American Ride and is Keith’s sixth studio release in the past six years. Keith is constantly writing new material and when the time came to work on Bullets in the Gun, he found that he had arguably the deepest group of songs he’s ever written.

“For years, I’d carry around those little recorders,” Keith says in a press release, explaining how Bullets came to be. “At first they had little tapes, then they went digital. The problem was that I didn’t have it with me all the time. Now I’ve got a recording app on my phone – and I’ve always got my phone – so I don’t lose a single idea. Not one. Normally when I set out to write I have two or three or ideas. Last writing session, I had 40.”

Keith has yielded a succession of #1 albums from which he enjoyed at least one top 5 or better hit every year, beginning with his first single, “Should’ve Been A Cowboy” in 1993. Last year, he was named Billboard’s #1 Country Artist of the Decade and #1 Country Songwriter of the Decade. Keith was also honored by Nashville Songwriters Association International with its prestigious Songwriter/Artist of the Decade Award.

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