Australian country musician Keith Urban has a new album under his belt and a fresh headlining tour set for 2011. The Get Closer World...

Australian country musician Keith Urban has a new album under his belt and a fresh headlining tour set for 2011. The Get Closer World Tour launches its North American leg June 16 at the Civic Center in Mobile, AL.

Forty-four dates are booked across the United States through the summer. Urban’s calendar currently closes with an October 15 event at the Target Center in Minneapolis, MN.

Other concert dates on his lengthy U.S. itinerary include June 18 at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, FL; July 8 at TD Garden in Boston, MA; July 28 at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC; August 20 at the Qwest Center in Omaha, NE; September 29 at KeyArena in Seattle, WA; and October 8 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA.

Initial public onsales for the Get Closer Tour are set to begin over the February 11-12 weekend for select concerts. Remaining onsales follow each weekend through mid-March. Prices have not been announced yet for the late winter ticket sales.

Urban is touring behind his seventh studio album, “Get Closer,” released on November 16. Though sales charts have not yet been released for the week since his album’s release, Urban’s latest effort is expected to sell between 160,000 and 170,000 units, according to Billboard‘s published estimate.

“Playing live is what it’s always been about for me,” Urban said in a statement on his official Web site, adding later, “I’ve always felt that the best live concert experiences tap into a deep need in all of us to feel a part of something…to belong.”

Urban has had plenty of opportunities to play live in the past few years. He co-headlined a 2008 tour with Carrie Underwood, and followed up the next year with a lengthy summer 2009 headline trek.

But in terms of touring, 2010 was a relatively quiet year for the country crooner from Down Under. He was scheduled to perform on five dates of the Eagles’ summer tour, along with the Dixie Chicks, but several of those dates were later cancelled by promoter Live Nation without an official reason.

Keith Urban – Get Closer World Tour itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

June 16 Mobile, AL Mobile Civic Center
June 17 Jacksonville, FL Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
June 18 Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum
June 23 Columbia, SC Colonial Life Arena
June 24 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena
June 25 Raleigh, NC RBC Center
June 29 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
June 30 Moline, IL iWireless Center
July 7 Hershey, PA GIANT Center
July 8 Boston, MA TD Garden
July 9 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
July 14 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
July 15 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
July 16 Albany, NY Times Union Center
July 19 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena
July 21 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
July 22 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
July 23 Auburn Hills, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
July 28 Washington, DC Verizon Center
July 29 Toledo, OH The Huntington Center
July 31 Fort Wayne, IN Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
August 4 Duluth, GA The Arena At Gwinnett Center
August 6 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
August 11 Cincinnati, OH U.S. Bank Arena
August 12 Knoxville, TN Thompson-Boling Arena
August 13 Augusta, GA James Brown Arena
August 18 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
August 19 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
August 20 Omaha, NE Qwest Center Omaha
August 25 Jonesboro, AR ASU Convocation Center
August 26 Tupelo, MS BancorpSouth Arena
August 27 Lafayette, LA Cajundome
August 28 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
September 8 Buffalo, NY HSBC Arena
September 29 Seattle, WA KeyArena at Seattle Center
October 1 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion at San Jose
October 2 Sacramento, CA ARCO Arena
October 4 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
October 7 Glendale, AZ Arena
October 8 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
October 11 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
October 13 Milwaukee, WI Bradley Center
October 14 Rosemont, IL Allstate Arena
October 15 Minneapolis, MN Target Center