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Keith Urban Announces “Graffiti U World Tour” and New Album Details During Live Stream Pop-Up Performance in Nashville

At an unannounced pop-up show last night at Nashville’s Exit/In, GRAMMY Award winner Keith Urban enlisted his fans to officially announce his “GRAFFITI U WORLD TOUR 2018,” and also took the opportunity to reveal that his forthcoming album will be called GRAFFITI U.  During a 2-hour surprise show, in front of a crowd of 350 lucky fans that poured out onto the streets, Urban also took time to introduce and perform with GRAMMY nominee Kelsea Ballerini, who will accompany Urban on the North American leg, as his supporting act.

It was Urban’s fans who took center stage for the tour announcement – a live streamed event that saw them during the feed, in cities across the country announcing the “GRAFFITI U WORLD TOUR 2018” on white poster boards –  http://smarturl.it/KU-FanVideo.

“I’ve been full-on writing, recording, collaborating and creating with some incredibly talented people for GRAFFITI U, a lot of whom I’ve never worked with before,” said Urban.  “I can hear how some of the songs will translate live already, which really makes putting on a new show so exhilarating and I loved having our fans included in the announcement of the tour because it’s their tour too.”

The 58-city tour will kick off on June 15th at St. Louis’s Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre and will include 10 shows in Canada (supporting act TBA) as well as visits to cities in Nevada, Oregon, Alabama and Arkansas that Urban has yet to headline.  Urban’s shows have become concert events that electrify.  They’re unexpected, if not unpredictable, and have been hailed by media around the world as a “concert experience not to be missed.” The tour will feature many of Urban’s 23 #1 songs, as well as brand new songs that have never been performed live and an all-new concert production that promises to be as spectacular as never before.

“I remember hearing Keith Urban songs that stopped me in my tracks and made me want to drop everything and chase that kind of lyric and heart filled artistry,” says Ballerini. “He’s the best in the business and I can’t wait to fangirl and learn from him this year. Truly an honor to tour with him.”

Ballerini continues her record-breaking momentum with acclaimed sophomore album UNAPOLOGETICALLY (Black River Entertainment) featuring Top 10 single “Legends.” Regarded as her “grown-up statement” (Rolling Stone), the album follows her history-making GOLD debut THE FIRST TIME that delivered three consecutive #1, PLATINUM-certified smashes – “Love Me Like You Mean It,” “Peter Pan,” “Dibs” – making her the only female artist in Country music to achieve this accolade. Praised by The New York Times as an “elegant songwriter,” Ballerini was most recently honored with the ASCAP Vanguard Award and ACM Gene Weed Milestone Award.

THE GRAFFITI U WORLD TOUR 2018

Fri Jun 15 St. Louis, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sat Jun 16 Indianapolis, IN Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Fri Jun 22 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
Sat Jun 23 Pittsburgh, PA KeyBank Pavilion
Wed Jun 27 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Fri Jun 29 Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage
Sat Jun 30 Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage
Thu Jul 5 Gilford, NH Bank of NH Pavilion
Fri Jul 6 Gilford, NH Bank of NH Pavilion
Sun Jul 8 Canandaigua, NY CMAC
Fri Jul 13 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
Sat Jul 14 Denver, CO Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
Sun Jul 15 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheater
Fri Jul 20 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
Sat Jul 21 Lake Tahoe, NV Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys
Sun Jul 22 Lake Tahoe, NV Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys
Fri Jul 27 Raleigh, NC Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
Sat Jul 28 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
Sun Jul 29 Alpharetta, GA Verizon Amphitheatre
Fri Aug 3 Philadelphia, PA BB&T Pavilion
Sat Aug 4 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center
Sun Aug 5 Bangor, ME Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
Fri Aug 10 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
Sat Aug 11 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
Sun Aug 12 Virginia Beach, VA Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
Wed Aug 15 Rogers, AR Walmart AMP*
Fri Aug 17 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
Sat Aug 18 Chicago, IL Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sun Aug 19 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
Fri Aug 24 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
Sat Aug 25 Orange Beach, AL The Wharf Amphitheater
Sun Aug 26 Tuscaloosa, AL Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
Fri Sept 7 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
Sat Sept 8 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
Fri Sept 14 Ottawa, ON Canadian Tire Centre*
Sat Sept 15 London, ON Budweiser Gardens*
Wed Sept 19 Winnipeg, MB Bell MTS Place*
Fri Sept 21 Saskatoon, SK SaskTel Centre*
Sat Sept 22 Edmonton, AB Rogers Place*
Sun Sept 23 Calgary, AB ScotiaBank Saddledome*
Tue Sept 25 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena*
Thu Sept 27 Eugene, OR Matthew Knight Arena
Fri Sept 28 Boise, ID Taco Bell Arena
Sat Sept 29 Missoula, MT Adams Center
Thu Oct 4 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion
Fri Oct 5 Laughlin, NV Laughlin Event Center
Fri Oct 12 Peoria, IL Peoria Civic Center
Sat Oct 13 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
Sun Oct 14 Grand Forks, ND Ralph Engelstad Arena
Thu Oct 18 Toledo, OH Huntington Center
Fri Oct 19 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
Sat Oct 20 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
Wed Oct 24 Youngstown, OH Covelli Centre
Thu Oct 25 Hershey, PA Giant Center
Sat Oct 27 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
Sun Oct 28 Charlottesville, VA John Paul Jones Arena
Thu Nov 1 Little Rock, AR Verizon Arena
Fri Nov 2 New Orleans, LA Smoothie King Center
Sat Nov 3 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center

* Supporting performer to be announced

For more official Keith Urban news and information go to www.keithurban.net.

 

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  1. keithsmylove says:

    Can’t wait for this tour and new music from Keith! Like Kelsea Ballerini said, Keith is the best in the business and I totally agree!

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