TOBY KEITH TO PERFORM AT 2017 CONCERT FOR LEGENDS
Singer and songwriter Toby Keith will headline the 2017 Concert for Legends on Sunday, August 6 at 8 pm ET. The music superstar will close out the 2017 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Week with his performance in the new Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. The venue, a world-class sports and entertainment complex, will be officially opened earlier in the week.
Concert for Legends tickets go on sale Friday, April 7 at 10 a.m. ET and may be purchased at www.ProFootballHOF.com/tickets or by calling 844-4HOFTIX (844-446-3849). Ticket prices: $45, $60, $80, $99, $130, $180 and $230. Premium and Club Access seats are also available for $100 and $185, respectively.
“The Pro Football Hall of Fame is thrilled to have Toby Keith join the celebration of the Game in August. In addition to being a music legend, Toby is a huge football fan. He appreciates that the Game teaches great values that transfers to all areas of life including the music world,” Hall of Fame Chief Operating Officer & Executive Producer George Veras stated. “It will be a special night of celebrating excellence with Toby’s music and honoring all the great heroes of the game including our Hall of Fame Class of 2017.”
Keith, a Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, is an avid Pittsburgh Steelers’ fan. He is also a humanitarian and patriot, giving back locally, nationally and abroad. His golf classics fund the Toby Keith Foundation and OK Kids Korral, a cost-free home for families and children dealing with critical illnesses. Keith has been on 11 USO Tours to date, entertaining America’s troops around the world.
In its third year, the Concert for Legends featured sold out performances by Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Famers Aerosmith in 2015 and music icon Tim McGraw in 2016.
The 2017 Enshrinement Week Powered by Johnson Controls will kick off with the Hall of Fame Game featuring the Arizona Cardinals and the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday, Aug. 3 at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. Then the Class of 2017 – Morten Andersen, Terrell Davis, Kenny Easley, Jerry Jones, Jason Taylor, LaDainian Tomlinson and Kurt Warner – will receive their coveted Gold Jackets at the nationally televised Enshrinees’ Gold Jacket Dinner on Friday night in front an audience of 4,500. The Enshrinement Ceremony will take place the following night (Saturday, Aug. 5). On Sunday, the Class of 2017 will participate in the Enshrinees’ Roundtable luncheon before Keith wraps up the week with the Concert for Legends.
TICKETS & PACKAGES
Tickets to the 2017 Hall of Fame Game and Enshrinement Ceremony go on sale Friday, March 31 at 10 a.m. ET and can be purchased at www.ProFootballHOF.com/tickets or by calling 844-4HOFTIX (844-446-3849).
The Pro Football Hall of Fame also offers Official Ticket Packages that provide fans with VIP experiences, premium seats, and parties with Hall of Famers during the 2017 Enshrinement Week Powered by Johnson Controls. Official Fan Packages are on sale now at www.HOFExperiences.com
ABOUT TOBY KEITH
The familiar maxim of the triple threat – singer, songwriter, entertainer – doesn’t begin to cover it for Toby Keith, one of the modern era’s most complete self-directed hit makers. From the moment Toby’s debut single “Should’ve Been A Cowboy” shot up the charts to become his first No. 1, the engine driving everything else has been the music. He writes it. He arranges and produces it. And he releases it on his own record label, Show Dog Nashville. At the core is his songwriting, as recognized in his 2015 induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York City. The Nashville Songwriters Association International named him Songwriter/Artist of the Decade and he is a three-time BMI Country Songwriter/Artist of the Year. His songs have received more than 90 million BMI performances on commercial radio stations worldwide. Keith’s albums have sold more than 40 million copies. His tours have drawn more than a million fans each year for more than a decade straight, with recent expansion into Europe and Australia. The awards are too numerous to count and include Artist of the Decade nods from Billboard and the American Country Awards, as well as the ACM’s Career Achievement honor. A singer’s singer, he was a last minute illness stand-in for the late Merle Haggard a few years back and responded to Merle’s query about which of the legend’s songs Keith knew and could cover with, “All of ’em.” And there have been some unexpected highlights along the way as well, including country’s most impactful viral event ever, “Red Solo Cup,” the video for which has received more than 40 million views and was named ACM Video of the Year. Toby’s most rewarding experiences, however, have come from giving back locally, nationally and abroad. His golf classics fund the Toby Keith Foundation and OK Kids Korral, a cost-free home for families of children dealing with critical illnesses. His 11 USO Tours to date have been recognized with the Spirit of the USO Award (2014). And when a tornado ravaged his hometown, Toby Keith was the face of the community and helped shoulder the cleanup with the 2013 OK Twister Relief Concert. Triple threat? How about singer, songwriter, musician, producer, entertainer, humanitarian, Oklahoman and patriot. He is currently in the studio, writing and producing new music which will follow the successful and acclaimed 2015 album 35 mph Town.
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