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Kansas Star casino postpones Tim McGraw concert to avoid conflict with Toby Keith's Oklahoma Twister Relief Concert

by Brandy McDonnell Published: July 4, 2013
FILE-This April 29, 2008 file photo shows country singer Tim McGraw launching his first cologne with COTY beauty named "McGraw" at the Highline Ballroom in New York. McGraw, 42, has thrown out disruptive fans from at least two of his concerts in the past year and a half, and videophone clips of the incidents went viral on the Internet. In one, McGraw stops in the middle of singing "Indian Outlaw," calls for security and pulls a guy on stage by his shirt so that guards can haul him away.  (AP Photo/Evan Agostini) ORG XMIT: NYET300
FILE-This April 29, 2008 file photo shows country singer Tim McGraw launching his first cologne with COTY beauty named "McGraw" at the Highline Ballroom in New York. McGraw, 42, has thrown out disruptive fans from at least two of his concerts in the past year and a half, and videophone clips of the incidents went viral on the Internet. In one, McGraw stops in the middle of singing "Indian Outlaw," calls for security and pulls a guy on stage by his shirt so that guards can haul him away. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini) ORG XMIT: NYET300

The Kansas Star casino south of Wichita is postponing Sunday’s performance by country singer Tim McGraw to avoid conflicting with Toby Keith’s Oklahoma Twister Relief Concert, according to the Associated Press.

McGraw was to have been the inaugural performer in the casino’s new arena, but the show has been rescheduled to Oct. 12.

As previously reported, Keith, Owasso residents Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, former Tulsan Ronnie Dunn, Keith’s daughter Krystal Keith, Moore native Kellie Coffey, Willie Nelson, Sammy Hagar, Mel Tillis, and John Anderson as well as Checotah native Carrie Underwood (via satellite from the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville) will perform Saturday at the Twister Relief Concert.

The sold-out Twister Relief Concert is set for Saturday at the University of Oklahoma’s Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman. Doors open at 1:30 p.m., and show time is 3 p.m. Garth Brooks will go on at 4 p.m., while Keith will close the show.

The concert will end with a 10-minute fireworks display. Rumors are also abound of a grand finale performance, according to a news release. Net proceeds will go to the United Way of Central Oklahoma May Tornadoes Relief Fund to aid recovery efforts.

Tickets for McGraw’s postponed show in Kansas will be honored at the October concert. Kansas Star also says it will donate $5 from each ticket sold for either date to Oklahoma’s relief efforts, according to the AP.

-BAM

by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1...
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