Keith Urban Announces New Album, Tour At Nashville Pop-Up Show

Keith Urban

Keith Urban surprised fans Wednesday night with a pop-up show at Nashville’s Exit/In club, where the star revealed his new Graffiti U World Tour 2018. Three hundred and fifty lucky fans were treated to a set that included some songs from Kelsea Ballerini, who will accompany Urban on the North American leg of his new tour as the supporting act. The tour includes a stop at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Aug. 24.

During the two-hour surprise show, Urban also revealed the name of his new album, Graffiti U. No release date has been revealed for the album. He recruited fans around the country to help with the announcement, and during the live-streamed event they appeared holding poster boards in cities across the country announcing the Graffiti U World Tour 2018.

“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 kicks off June 15th at St. Louis’s Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre and will include 10 shows in Canada as well as stops in cities in Nevada, Oregon, Alabama and Arkansas that Urban has yet to headline.

THE GRAFFITI U WORLD TOUR 2018:
June 15: St. Louis; Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
June 16: Indianapolis; Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
June 22: Clarkston, Mich.; DTE Energy Music Theatre
June 23: Pittsburgh; KeyBank Pavilion
June 27: Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; Saratoga Performing Arts Center
June 29: Toronto, Ontario; Budweiser Stage
June 30: Toronto, Ontario; Budweiser Stage
July 5: Gilford, N.H.; Bank of NH Pavilion
July 6: Gilford, N.H.; Bank of NH Pavilion
July 8: Canandaigua, N.Y.; CMAC
July 13: Salt Lake City; USANA Amphitheatre
July 14: Denver; Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
July 15: Albuquerque, N.M.; Isleta Amphitheater
July 20: Mountain View, Calif.; Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 21: Lake Tahoe, Nev.; Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys
July 22: Lake Tahoe, Nev.; Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys
July 27: Raleigh, N.C.; Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
July 28: Charlotte, N.C.; PNC Music Pavilion
July 29: Alpharetta, Ga.; Verizon Amphitheatre
Aug. 3: Philadelphia; BB&T Pavilion
Aug. 4: Mansfield, Mass.; Xfinity Center
Aug. 5: Bangor, Maine; Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
Aug. 10: Cleveland, Ohio; Blossom Music Center
Aug. 11: Bristow, Va.; Jiffy Lube Live
Aug. 12: Virginia Beach, Va.; Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
Aug. 15: Rogers, Ark.; Walmart AMP*
Aug. 17: Kansas City, Mo.; Sprint Center
Aug. 18: Chicago; Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Aug. 19: Cincinnati, Ohio; Riverbend Music Center
Aug. 24: Nashville, Tenn.; Bridgestone Arena
Aug. 25: Orange Beach, Ala; The Wharf Amphitheater
Aug. 26: Tuscaloosa, Ala; Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
Sept. 7: Uncasville, Conn.; Mohegan Sun Arena
Sept. 8: Uncasville, Conn.; Mohegan Sun Arena
Sept. 14: Ottawa, Ontario; Canadian Tire Centre*
Sept. 15: London, Ontario; Budweiser Gardens*
Sept. 19: Winnipeg, MB; Bell MTS Place*
Sept. 21: Saskatoon, SK; SaskTel Centre*
Sept. 22: Edmonton, AB; Rogers Place*
Sept. 23: Calgary, AB; ScotiaBank Saddledome*
Sept. 25: Vancouver, BC; Rogers Arena*
Sept. 27: Eugene, Ore.; Matthew Knight Arena
Sept. 28: Boise, Id.; Taco Bell Arena
Sept. 29: Missoula, Mont.; Adams Center
Oct. 4: Phoenix, Ariz.; Ak-Chin Pavilion
Oct. 5: Laughlin, Nev.; Laughlin Event Center
Oct. 12: Peoria, Ill.; Peoria Civic Center
Oct. 13: Minneapolis; Target Center
Oct. 14: Grand Forks, N.D.; Ralph Engelstad Arena
Oct. 18: Toledo, Ohio; Huntington Center
Oct. 19: Grand Rapids, Mich.; Van Andel Arena
Oct. 20: Louisville, Ky.; KFC Yum! Center
Oct. 24: Youngstown, Ohio; Covelli Centre
Oct. 25: Hershey, Pa.; Giant Center
Oct. 27: Brooklyn, N.Y.; Barclays Center
Oct. 28: Charlottesville, Va.; John Paul Jones Arena
Nov. 1: Little Rock, Ark.; Verizon Arena
Nov. 2: New Orleans; Smoothie King Center
Nov. 3: Dallas; American Airlines Center

* Supporting performer to be announced

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