Toby Keith to play two Las Vegas concerts amid cancer battle


Toby Keith will play two concerts at Dolby Live at Park MGM in Las Vegas on Dec. 10 and 11, marking his two first headlining shows since revealing his cancer diagnosis in June 2022. The shows coincide with the 2023 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas.

The 62-year-old Keith said in a video announcement: “Hey everybody! This is Toby Keith. It’s been a while. You know what I’ve been doing — been on the old rollercoaster, but Almighty’s riding shotgun. He’s letting me drive for some reason, but we’re making a big announcement. I’m doing a little deal and thought I’d start in the great Las Vegas. 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. It’ll be my first two shows. They’re kind of rehab shows — get the band back in sync, get me rolling again. First time in my whole life I’ve been off over two years. I’ve never been off a year in my life.”

After being diagnosed with stomach cancer in fall 2021, Keith has taken a two-year break from music. He appeared at the first People’s Choice Country Awards in Nashville to accept the Country Icon Award during the ceremony.  Keith shared that he’s “doing all right” and said, “I lean on my faith and I just pray and lean into it. It was my rock.”  Keith also acknowledged the struggle is “a roller coaster … You get good days and, you know, you’re up and down… It’s always zero to 60 and 60 to zero, but I feel good today.”

The concerts will take place on Dec. 10 and 11 at Dolby Live Park MGM Las Vegas. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Oct. 27 and will be available at

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