By IMCOM-Europe Public AffairsMay 16, 2007
HEIDELBERG, Germany - Country-music superstar Toby Keith is set to embark on his fifth overseas USO tour, including a show at Wiesbaden, Germany.
Keith is scheduled to play 3 p.m. May 25 in Hangar 1034 on Wiesbaden Army Airfield. The show is being sponsored by the USO, Installation Management Command-Europe and U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden, and will be the only performance in Germany as part of Keith's tour.
"We are proud to partner again with USO to bring Toby Keith to play a free show for our Soldiers and their families," said Jim Sohre, IMCOM-Europe entertainment director. "This concert, hosted by USAG Wiesbaden, will mark the fourth time he has generously volunteered to perform for servicemembers in Europe, including Mannheim and Ansbach, where he broke attendance records for celebrity USO shows in Germany."
As part of his overall tour, the two-time winner of the Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year award will perform, meet with troops and visit job sites.
A strong supporter of the U.S. military, Keith has previously traveled to Africa, Cuba, Belgium, Kuwait, Bosnia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Italy, Germany and numerous times to Iraq and Afghanistan, said USO spokesman Reggie Borges, adding, "Toby's devotion becomes even clearer when listening to some of his most popular tracks like "American Soldier"."