Friday, May 6 will mark the much-anticipated release of Keith Urban’s eighth studio album RIPCORD, which has already produced two #1 songs (“John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16” and “Break On Me”) and one of the fastest rising chart singles of his career with “Wasted Time,” the current single streaking to the top of the charts.
The album’s release will be celebrated with THREE unprecedented one-of-a-kind events that will take place within days of RIPCORD’s release, as Urban crisscrosses the country with stops in New York City, Nashville AND Los Angeles. Fans are invited to attend ALL of the events and should go to http://smarturl.it/ripcordevents for further information. (Limited seats are available for the Los Angeles event.)
Urban’s first stop will be in New York City, where he’ll premiere all-new music from RIPCORD (as well as some of his hits) at Stage 48. Those unable to attend will be able to view the May 4th New York City show, titled TIDAL X: Keith Urban, live online on TIDAL, the global music and entertainment streaming platform at 8:00 pm at www.tidal.com/tidalxkeithurban.com.
Following his May 4th stop in New York City, Urban will return home for a free outdoor noontime show in Nashville’s Bridgestone Plaza, complete with some of Nashville’s finest food truck vendors. The album release event is being done in partnership with the City of Nashville.
“Keith is an asset to this city on every level,” said Butch Spyridon of The Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. “His talent as a singer, songwriter and musician is unquestionable and as a citizen he is a model for others to follow. He has given back time and time again and it is truly appreciated. While he is celebrating the release of his next great record, which is already a hit in our book, he is still giving back! We can’t say enough and it is an honor to help celebrate the album release by partnering with him for this this event.”
After the Nashville event’s conclusion Urban will head off to Los Angeles where he’ll grace the stage of the 200-seat GRAMMY Museum’s Clive Davis Theater for a special intimate evening KEITH URBAN “Inside The Songs Of RIPCORD.” The ‘inside the actor’s studio’ format will include moderator Scott Goldman, Vice President of the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares, and intimate performances and stories behind the writing, producing and recording of Urban’s groundbreaking new album.
“The GRAMMY Museum is thrilled to host Keith in our Clive Davis Theater,” said Bob Santelli, Executive Director of the GRAMMY Museum® at L.A. LIVE. “He’s one of our industry’s most prolific songwriters, insightful producers and most electrifying performers. He’s continued to break new ground through his music and that’s never been more apparent than on his new album RIPCORD. It’s our honor to be hosting this one-time only event.”
The recording of RIPCORD, Urban’s nearly 18-month musical journey, features some of the music industry’s most celebrated and influential musical collaborators from Pitbull to Nile Rodgers to Carrie Underwood and Dann Huff to Jeff Bhasker, Greg Wells and busbee.
Its release coincides with the June 2nd launch of the four-time Grammy Award winner’s ‘ripCORD WORLD TOUR 2016’ with Brett Eldredge and special guest Maren Morris.