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...

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 17Houston, TXRodeoHouston @ Reliant Stadium
May 7 – 8Uncasville, CTMohegan Sun Arena
May 9University Park, PABryce Jordan Center
May 15Rosemont, ILAllstate Arena
May 28Charleston, WVCharleston Civic Center
May 29Roanoke, VARoanoke Civic Center
May 30Huntsville, ALVon Braun Center Arena
June 5Cincinnati, OHUS Bank Arena
June 6Auburn Hills, MIPalace of Auburn Hills
June 7Fort Wayne, INAllen County War Memorial Coliseum
June 11St. Louis, MOScottrade Center
June 13Atlanta, GAPhilips Arena
June 17Greenville, SCBi-Lo Center
June 18Charlotte, NCTime Warner Cable Arena
June 19Raleigh, NCRBC Center
June 27Des Moines, IAWells Fargo Arena
June 28Moline, ILi wireless Center
July 9Omaha, NEQwest Center
July 10Wichita, KSKansas Coliseum
July 11Dallas, TXAmerican Airlines Center
July 15Denver, COPepsi Center
July 19Los Angeles, CAStaples Center
July 25Glendale, AZJobing.com Arena
July 31Boston, MATD Banknorth Garden
August 1Philadelphia, PAWachovia Center
August 8Kansas City, MOSprint Center
August 13Pittsburgh, PAMellon Arena
August 14Columbus, OHNationwide Arena
August 18Hershey, PAGiant Center
August 21Cleveland, OHQuicken Loans Arena
August 27Charlottesville, VAJohn Paul Jones Arena