Country crooner Keith Urban has finally announced his summer touring plans for North America, beginning with a U.S. itinerary. The Escape Together World Tour will kick off with a May 7-8 stand at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT, and will wrap August 27 at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, NC.
The coast-to-coast circuit will hit 30 U.S. cities over the course of the summer. Highlights include a June 13 show at Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA, a July 9 performance at Qwest Center in Omaha, NE, a July 31 concert at the TD Banknorth Garden in Boston, MA, and an August 18 event at the Giant Center in Hershey, PA.
About 20 additional dates are expected to be announced for the rest of North America. The tour’s first public onsales will launch February 10, with select presales also opening this week.
The musician previously confirmed the Escape Together lineup, with Sugarland, Dierks Bentley, Jason Aldean and the Zac Brown Band appearing on select dates throughout the tour. Taylor Swift will also appear during breaks from her first headlining tour, which is scheduled for an extensive six-month romp across the country beginning this summer.
Urban will be touring behind the March 31 release of his most recent studio effort, “Defying Gravity.” It will be the fifth studio record from the musician and a follow-up to his 2006 hit album “Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy Thing,” which topped the country music charts and peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200.
Keith Urban itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)
|March 17||Houston, TX||RodeoHouston @ Reliant Stadium|
|May 7 – 8||Uncasville, CT||Mohegan Sun Arena|
|May 9||University Park, PA||Bryce Jordan Center|
|May 15||Rosemont, IL||Allstate Arena|
|May 28||Charleston, WV||Charleston Civic Center|
|May 29||Roanoke, VA||Roanoke Civic Center|
|May 30||Huntsville, AL||Von Braun Center Arena|
|June 5||Cincinnati, OH||US Bank Arena|
|June 6||Auburn Hills, MI||Palace of Auburn Hills|
|June 7||Fort Wayne, IN||Allen County War Memorial Coliseum|
|June 11||St. Louis, MO||Scottrade Center|
|June 13||Atlanta, GA||Philips Arena|
|June 17||Greenville, SC||Bi-Lo Center|
|June 18||Charlotte, NC||Time Warner Cable Arena|
|June 19||Raleigh, NC||RBC Center|
|June 27||Des Moines, IA||Wells Fargo Arena|
|June 28||Moline, IL||i wireless Center|
|July 9||Omaha, NE||Qwest Center|
|July 10||Wichita, KS||Kansas Coliseum|
|July 11||Dallas, TX||American Airlines Center|
|July 15||Denver, CO||Pepsi Center|
|July 19||Los Angeles, CA||Staples Center|
|July 25||Glendale, AZ||Jobing.com Arena|
|July 31||Boston, MA||TD Banknorth Garden|
|August 1||Philadelphia, PA||Wachovia Center|
|August 8||Kansas City, MO||Sprint Center|
|August 13||Pittsburgh, PA||Mellon Arena|
|August 14||Columbus, OH||Nationwide Arena|
|August 18||Hershey, PA||Giant Center|
|August 21||Cleveland, OH||Quicken Loans Arena|
|August 27||Charlottesville, VA||John Paul Jones Arena|
Last Updated on February 10, 2009 by By Allison Reitz