The country star who is famous for songs like “Courtesy Of The Red, White And Blue” and “Red Solo Cup” is set to perform in Saudi Arabia this weekend.
Toby Keith will perform in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, this weekend in an event that coincides with President Trump’s first overseas visit.
According to the Saudi entertainment website Lammt, which is advertising the event, Saturday’s free concert is open to men only. It will also feature an Arabian lute player.
Saudi Arabia adheres to a strict interpretation of Islamic law. Alcohol is banned and unrelated men and women are segregated in public.
The kingdom has recently loosened the reins on entertainment, including allowing musical concerts that had been banned for the past two decades.
Many fans took to Twitter to point out that Keith, who is known for his alcohol-themed songs, seems like an odd fit to perform in Saudi Arabia.
I’ve played some weird gigs and I’ve seen some weird gigs. I am having a hard time picturing a weirder gig than Toby Keith in Saudi Arabia.