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 16Mobile, ALMobile Civic Center
June 17Jacksonville, FLJacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
June 18Tampa, FLSt. Pete Times Forum
June 23Columbia, SCColonial Life Arena
June 24Charlotte, NCTime Warner Cable Arena
June 25Raleigh, NCRBC Center
June 29St. Louis, MOScottrade Center
June 30Moline, ILiWireless Center
July 7Hershey, PAGIANT Center
July 8Boston, MATD Garden
July 9Uncasville, CTMohegan Sun Arena
July 14Newark, NJPrudential Center
July 15Philadelphia, PAWells Fargo Center
July 16Albany, NYTimes Union Center
July 19Columbus, OHNationwide Arena
July 21Cleveland, OHQuicken Loans Arena
July 22Grand Rapids, MIVan Andel Arena
July 23Auburn Hills, MIThe Palace of Auburn Hills
July 28Washington, DCVerizon Center
July 29Toledo, OHThe Huntington Center
July 31Fort Wayne, INAllen County War Memorial Coliseum
August 4Duluth, GAThe Arena At Gwinnett Center
August 6Nashville, TNBridgestone Arena
August 11Cincinnati, OHU.S. Bank Arena
August 12Knoxville, TNThompson-Boling Arena
August 13Augusta, GAJames Brown Arena
August 18Tulsa, OKBOK Center
August 19Kansas City, MOSprint Center
August 20Omaha, NEQwest Center Omaha
August 25Jonesboro, ARASU Convocation Center
August 26Tupelo, MSBancorpSouth Arena
August 27Lafayette, LACajundome
August 28Dallas, TXAmerican Airlines Center
September 8Buffalo, NYHSBC Arena
September 29Seattle, WAKeyArena at Seattle Center
October 1San Jose, CA HPPavilion at San Jose
October 2Sacramento, CAARCO Arena
October 4Fresno, CASave Mart Center
October 7Glendale, Arena
October 8Los Angeles, CAStaples Center
October 11Denver, COPepsi Center
October 13Milwaukee, WIBradley Center
October 14Rosemont, ILAllstate Arena
October 15Minneapolis, MNTarget Center