Keith will play male-only concert in Riyadh while US president shapes visit to ultra-conservative birthplace of Islam
Country music star Toby Keith, celebrated in Middle America for his songs referencing communal drinking and patriotic ardor, will perform a free, male-only concert in Saudi Arabia to recognize Donald Trumps visit.
Keith who often performs for US troops overseas, often heightening his middle thumb in the air in an unsubtle content to foreign antagonists will play in Riyadh on Saturday in a rare concert in the ultra-conservative birthplace of Islam.
Keith will share the stage with Saudi singer Rabeh Sager, according to an ad circulated online.
An Arabian lute and American guitar unite in a star-studded nighttime, said the advertisement.
The duo will perform for an audience made up only of men who should be above 21 and garmented in traditional Saudi thawb tunics. Access is free of charge.
Saudi Arabia which enforces a strict interpreting of Islam that includes a total prohibited under alcohol and a breakup of men and women is an unlikely destination for Keith, who jam-pack arenas in the heartland of the United States.
Keith, generally garmented in a cowboy hat, has a long listing of carols exploring the cathartic effects of alcohol including I Love This Bar, Whiskey Girl, Get Drunk and Be Somebody, Drinks After Work and Drunk Americans.
Beer For My Horses, one of Keiths best-known songs, sings of getting tough on crime and corruption.