SPRINGFIELD — Tickets for the Toby Keith concert at the 2013 Illinois State Fair will go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday.
The country singer-songwriter will perform Aug. 14.
For the first time, concert-goers will have the option to buy a VIP pass for the grandstand track. The VIPit ticket includes a seat close to the stage. Holders will be escorted to this area, which is being called the Pit, 30 minutes prior to the opening of all other general admission gates. Only 1,000 will be sold for each show.
VIPit tickets for the Toby Keith concert cost $65. General admission track tickets cost $50, and grandstand seats range in price from $40 to $50. They can be purchased at ticketmaster.com, by calling 800-745-3000 or by visiting any Ticketmaster outlet.
Keith's albums, including his most recent release, "Hope on the Rocks," have sold more than 37 million copies, ranking him among the top-selling all-genre artists on Billboard's Top 200 Artists of the Decade.
His appearance at the fair will be his second. He performed in 2002 as well, a month after his signature song, the patriotic anthem "Courtesy of the Red, White & Blue," reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.