Keith Urban performing at STAPLES Center, Santa Barbara Bowl
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Country musician Keith Urban has added a pair of big California stops to his upcoming Graffiti U tour.

Urban will play the Santa Barbara Bowl and LA's STAPLES Center in early October. Pre-sales for both shows start right here on AXS on Thursday, May 3, at 10 a.m., with prices ranging from $49.50 to $99.50, with the general on-sale scheduled for Friday, May 4. VIP packages and AXS Premium seating will also be available.

Rising country star Kelsea Ballerini will be joining Urban for the bulk of the 58-city tour, including the Los Angeles show, while the support in Santa Barbara will be Lindsay Ell. The Graffiti U Tour kicks off in June and is currently scheduled to run through November.

"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," Urban said in a statement announcing the added dates. "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."

In addition to the Graffiti U tour, Urban will also make some appearances during this year's festival circuit, including headlining Saturday night's Stagecoach. He'll also stop by Colorado's Fiddler's Green in July.

Urban's music was also recognized earlier this month at the ACM awards, taking home the award for Vocal Event of the Year for "The Fighter," featuring Carrie Underwood.