Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Keith Urban Graffiti U Tour



Announces New Album Name GRAFFITI U


At an unannounced pop-up show last night at Nashville’s Exit/In, GRAMMY Award winner Keith Urban enlisted his fans to officially announce his “GRAFFITI U WORLD TOUR 2018,” and also took the opportunity to reveal that his forthcoming album will be called GRAFFITI U.  During a 2-hour surprise show, in front of a crowd of 350 lucky fans that poured out onto the streets, Urban also took time to introduce and perform with GRAMMY nominee Kelsea Ballerini, who will accompany Urban on the North American leg, as his supporting act.


It was Urban’s fans who took center stage for the tour announcement – a live streamed event that saw them during the feed, in cities across the country announcing the “GRAFFITI U WORLD TOUR 2018” on white poster boards -


“I’ve been full-on writing, recording, collaborating and creating with some incredibly talented people for GRAFFITI U, a lot of whom I’ve never worked with before,” said Urban.  “I can hear how some of the songs will translate live already, which really makes putting on a new show so exhilarating and I loved having our fans included in the announcement of the tour because it’s their tour too.”


The 58-city tour will kick off on June 15th at St. Louis’s Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre and will include 10 shows in Canada (supporting act TBA) as well as visits to cities in Nevada, Oregon, Alabama and Arkansas that Urban has yet to headline.  Urban’s shows have become concert events that electrify.  They’re unexpected, if not unpredictable, and have been hailed by media around the world as a “concert experience not to be missed.” The tour will feature many of Urban’s 23 #1 songs, as well as brand new songs that have never been performed live and an all-new concert production that promises to be as spectacular as never before.


“I remember hearing Keith Urban songs that stopped me in my tracks and made me want to drop everything and chase that kind of lyric and heart filled artistry,” says Ballerini. “He’s the best in the business and I can’t wait to fangirl and learn from him this year. Truly an honor to tour with him.”


Ballerini continues her record-breaking momentum with acclaimed sophomore album UNAPOLOGETICALLY (Black River Entertainment) featuring Top 10 single “Legends.” Regarded as her “grown-up statement” (Rolling Stone), the album follows her history-making GOLD debut THE FIRST TIME that delivered three consecutive #1, PLATINUM-certified smashes - “Love Me Like You Mean It," “Peter Pan,” “Dibs” – making her the only female artist in Country music to achieve this accolade. Praised by The New York Times as an “elegant songwriter,” Ballerini was most recently honored with the ASCAP Vanguard Award and ACM Gene Weed Milestone Award.




Fri Jun 15                               St. Louis, MO                        Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

Sat Jun 16                             Indianapolis, IN                   Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center

Fri Jun 22                               Clarkston, MI                       DTE Energy Music Theatre

Sat Jun 23                             Pittsburgh, PA                      KeyBank Pavilion

Wed Jun 27                           Saratoga Springs, NY         Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Fri Jun 29                               Toronto, ON                         Budweiser Stage

Sat Jun 30                             Toronto, ON                         Budweiser Stage

Thu Jul 5                                Gilford, NH                           Bank of NH Pavilion

Fri Jul 6                                  Gilford, NH                           Bank of NH Pavilion

Sun Jul 8                                Canandaigua, NY                CMAC

Fri Jul 13                                Salt Lake City, UT                USANA Amphitheatre

Sat Jul 14                               Denver, CO                           Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre

Sun Jul 15                              Albuquerque, NM               Isleta Amphitheater

Fri Jul 20                                Mountain View, CA            Shoreline Amphitheatre

Sat Jul 21                               Lake Tahoe, NV                   Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys

Sun Jul 22                              Lake Tahoe, NV                   Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys

Fri Jul 27                                Raleigh, NC                           Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek

Sat Jul 28                               Charlotte, NC                       PNC Music Pavilion

Sun Jul 29                              Alpharetta, GA                    Verizon Amphitheatre

Fri Aug 3                                Philadelphia, PA                  BB&T Pavilion

Sat Aug 4                              Mansfield, MA                     Xfinity Center

Sun Aug 5                              Bangor, ME                          Darling's Waterfront Pavilion

Fri Aug 10                             Cleveland, OH                      Blossom Music Center

Sat Aug 11                            Bristow, VA                          Jiffy Lube Live

Sun Aug 12                           Virginia Beach, VA              Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater

Wed Aug 15                         Rogers, AR                            Walmart AMP*

Fri Aug 17                             Kansas City, MO                  Sprint Center

Sat Aug 18                            Chicago, IL                            Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

Sun Aug 19                           Cincinnati, OH                      Riverbend Music Center

Fri Aug 24                             Nashville, TN                        Bridgestone Arena

Sat Aug 25                            Orange Beach, AL               The Wharf Amphitheater

Sun Aug 26                           Tuscaloosa, AL                     Tuscaloosa Amphitheater

Fri Sept 7                               Uncasville, CT                       Mohegan Sun Arena

Sat Sept 8                             Uncasville, CT                       Mohegan Sun Arena

Fri Sept 14                            Ottawa, ON                          Canadian Tire Centre*

Sat Sept 15                           London, ON                          Budweiser Gardens*

Wed Sept 19                        Winnipeg, MB                      Bell MTS Place*

Fri Sept 21                            Saskatoon, SK                       SaskTel Centre*

Sat Sept 22                           Edmonton, AB                     Rogers Place*

Sun Sept 23                          Calgary, AB                           ScotiaBank Saddledome*

Tue Sept 25                          Vancouver, BC                     Rogers Arena*

Thu Sept 27                          Eugene, OR                          Matthew Knight Arena

Fri Sept 28                            Boise, ID                                Taco Bell Arena

Sat Sept 29                           Missoula, MT                       Adams Center

Thu Oct 4                              Phoenix, AZ                          Ak-Chin Pavilion

Fri Oct 5                                Laughlin, NV                         Laughlin Event Center

Fri Oct 12                              Peoria, IL                               Peoria Civic Center

Sat Oct 13                             Minneapolis, MN                Target Center

Sun Oct 14                            Grand Forks, ND                  Ralph Engelstad Arena

Thu Oct 18                            Toledo, OH                           Huntington Center

Fri Oct 19                              Grand Rapids, MI                Van Andel Arena

Sat Oct 20                             Louisville, KY                         KFC Yum! Center

Wed Oct 24                          Youngstown, OH                 Covelli Centre

Thu Oct 25                            Hershey, PA                          Giant Center

Sat Oct 27                             Brooklyn, NY                        Barclays Center

Sun Oct 28                            Charlottesville, VA              John Paul Jones Arena

Thu Nov 1                             Little Rock, AR                     Verizon Arena

Fri Nov 2                                New Orleans, LA                 Smoothie King Center

Sat Nov 3                              Dallas, TX                              American Airlines Center

* Supporting performer to be announced