Keith Urban gave us some great news today…after two years he is set to embark on his first arena tour for 2016.
His “RipCORD World Tour” will feature Brett Eldredge, who toured with Urban back in 2014 as a special guest on his “Raise ‘Em Up Tour.” Newcomer and rising country star, Maren Morris, will also join the tour as this year’s special guest, and Urban promises it will be one heck of a good time.
We’ll be playing a lot of new music from RipCORD, all new production, new cities where we’ve never played … and Brett Eldredge and Maren Morris? It’s gonna be potent and unbridled,” Urban said in Monday’s (Jan 11) announcement of the tour.
Urban’s upcoming album, “RipCORD”, has already given fans two hit singles with “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16” and his latest single, “Break On Me.” The album’s release date has not yet been announced.
And Eldredge is more ready to head out on the road with Urban again….
I was a Keith Urban fan long before I ever got this music thing going,” Eldredge said. “He is an absolute powerhouse onstage, unlike anyone I’ve ever seen and, to top it all off, one of the most down to earth people I know.”
Morris, a newcomer who is receiving a lot of attention of her own with her hit single, “My Church,” is still trying to comprehend the news…
When I was asked to join Keith on tour, I was floored,” she said. “I’ve personally been a fan of his for as long as I can remember. This is my first tour at this level, and I can’t think of a more respected writer, artist and musician to join for it. It’s going to be an absolute blast!”
The tour will kick off this June and will continue throughout November.
Here is the complete list of confirmed cities and dates:
June 2nd: Kansas City
June 3rd: St. Louis
June 4th: Indianapolis
June 10th: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
June 11th: Alpharetta, Georgia
June 16th: Orange Beach, Alabama
June 17th: Tampa, Florida
June 18th: West Palm Beach, Florida
June 23rd: Clarkston, Michigan
June 24th: Canandaigua, New York
June 25th: Mansfield, Massachusetts
July 2nd: Gilford, New Hampshire
July 9th: Toronto
July 14th: Cincinnati
July 15th: Cleveland
July 16th: Holmdel, New Jersey
July 21st: Salt Lake City
July 22nd: Greenwood Village, Colorado
July 23rd: Albuquerque
July 28th: Mountain View, California
July 29th: Lake Tahoe/Stateline, Nevada
Aug. 18th: Charlotte, North Carolina
Aug. 19th: Raleigh, North Carolina
Aug. 20th: Virginia Beach, Virginia
Aug. 25th: Syracuse, New York
Aug. 26th: Philadelphia
Aug. 27th: Washington, D.C.
Oct. 6th: Bismarck, North Dakota
Oct. 8th: Lincoln, Nebraska
Oct. 13th: San Antonio, Texas
Oct. 14th: Dallas
Oct. 15th: New Orleans
Oct. 20th: Los Angeles
Oct. 21st: Las Vegas
Oct. 22nd: Phoenix
Oct. 27th: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Oct. 28th: Rosemont, Illinois
Oct. 29th: Toledo, Ohio
Nov. 4th: Milwaukee
Nov. 5th: Minneapolis
Nov. 11th: Nashville
Nov. 12th: Bloomington, Illinois
Nov. 13th: Youngstown, Ohio
Nov. 17th: Hershey, Pennsylvania
Nov. 18th: Uncasville, Connecticut
Nov. 19th: Brooklyn, New York