Keith Urban to headline Indianapolis 500 Legends Day Concert

Keith Urban has been named as the headlining musician for this year's Indianapolis 500 Legends Day Concert. Indianapolis Motor Speedway made the announcement on their website Monday, and you can watch their announcement video by using the media player included with this article.

The Legends Day Concert takes place the day before the Indianapolis 500 in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway infield, and serves as part of the kickoff to the iconic motor racing event. Urban will be joined at the show by opening acts Dustin Lynch, who recently opened for Luke Bryan on his Kill The Lights Tour, and Clayton Anderson on Saturday, May 27.

Urban, whose current single is "Blue Ain't Your Color", continues a country trend at the event, which last year was headlined by Blake Shelton with support from Corey Cox and Chris Jamison.

His performance at Legends Day will come just past the one-year anniversary of his most recent album Ripcord, which was released on May 6 and earned Urban a nomination for Best Country Album at February's 59th Grammy Awards. It was also his fifth album to debut at number one on Billboard's Top Country Albums Chart and number four on the overall Billboard 200. As of Jan. 4 the record has sold 412,000 copies according to Billboard. With his new material and engaging stage presence, Urban will certainly liven up the IMS crowd at this special outdoor event.

Tickets for the Legends Day Concert will go on sale Monday, Jan. 16 at 10 a.m. local time through the Indianapolis Motor Speedway website. All tickets are standing room only; general admission is $40 while admission to the Firestone Concert Pit area nearest the stage is $75. Children that are three years old or younger are admitted free with a ticketed parent.

Purchasing tickets to the concert also provides free admission to Legends Day activities happening earlier, including autograph sessions with Indianapolis 500 drivers and alumni, a publicly held drivers' meeting and a memorabilia show.

After he helps ring in the Indianapolis 500, Urban is one of the artists who will headline at the JAS Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience in Snowmass Town Park in Snowmass, CO. The music kicks off at 6 p.m. on Sept. 1. Click here for tickets.

For more on Keith Urban, visit his artist page at AXS.