Keith Urban announces ‘GraffitiU’ North American Tour with Kelsea Ballerini in support of new album
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Keith Urban announced his upcoming touring plans in support of what will be his 11th studio album during a popup concert that took place at Nashville’s Exit/In earlier this week. Titled GraffitiU, the upcoming release will be promoted with a 58-city tour across North America that is scheduled to start on June 15 in St. Louis and run well into the fall with a final show at Dallas’ American Airlines Center on Nov. 3.

The unannounced performance took place in front of 350 lucky Keith Urban fans, during which the veteran guitarist and singer announced the album news, in addition to revealing that he’ll be joined on the North American run by Kelsea Ballerini. The 24-year-old country singer/songwriter just released her own new album this past fall, with a 13-track LP titled Unapologetically. Ballerini was also nominated in the Best New Artist category at the 2017 Grammy Awards last winter.

“So the main reason we’re here tonight, we have a new album coming,” Urban can be heard saying over the mic during the performance, which was also streamed live and can be watched in full in the video below. “It’s going to be coming out this year, very soon I hope,” he added before bringing Ballerini out to perform with him and his band.

The lengthy tour will see the Australian recording artist visiting major and secondary cities around North America before the year comes to a close. For the tour’s actual announcement, Urban enlisted the help of fans from around the U.S. and Canada to help reveal where and when each concert will take place. As seen in the official tour announcement video above, fans from each respective city made their own signs with the city and date of each scheduled show.

“I’ve been full-on writing, recording, collaborating and creating with some incredibly talented people for GraffitiU, a lot of whom I’ve never worked with before,” Urban added. “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.”

Urban is also one of the headlining acts set to appear at this year’s Stagecoach Festival in Indio, Calif. He joins acts including Kacey Musgraves, Brothers Osborne and Dwight Yoakam, who will all perform on the country event’s second day on April 28.

Public on-sales for the tour have yet to be announced, but fans can visit the tour page on Urban’s official website to learn more. Pre-sale for Urban's show at Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre on July 24 in Denver will begin on Jan. 25. Grab tickets right here on AXS. 

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

* Supporting performer to be announced