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Keith Urban shows go on sale next week

Friday, February 6, 2009 – Keith Urban's 2009 tour will kick off in Connecticut in early May. The tour ends in late August in Virginia. Opening acts include Sugarland, Dierks Bentley, Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean and Zac Brown Band. Tickets for almost all shows go on sale Feb. 13-15.

Urban's current single "Sweet Thing" marks his 18th Top 5 single in the US and his 14th number 1 in Canada. He will release his sixth "Defying Gravity" on March 31.

Tour dates are listed by date, location, date tickets go on sale and opening act:
May 7 -8 Uncasville, CT Feb.14 Sugarland
May 9 State College, PA Feb.13 Sugarland
May 15 Chicago Feb.14 Zac Brown Band
May 28 Charleston, WV Feb.13 Zac Brown Band
May 29 Roanoke, VA Feb.13 Dierks Bentley
May 30 Huntsville, AL Feb.13 Dierks Bentley
June 5 Cincinnati, OH Feb.13 Taylor Swift
June 6 Detroit 3/7 Taylor Swift
June 7 Ft. Wayne, IN Feb.13 Taylor Swift
June 11 St. Louis Feb.13 Sugarland
June 13 Atlanta Feb.13 Taylor Swift
June 17 Greenville, SC Feb.13 Sugarland
June 18 Charlotte, NC Feb.14 Sugarland
June 19 Raleigh, NC Feb.14 Sugarland
June 27 Des Moines, IA Feb.13 Taylor Swift
June 28 Moline, IL Feb.14 Taylor Swift
July 9 Omaha, NE Feb.13 Jason Aldean
July 10 Wichita, KS Feb.13 Jason Aldean
July 11 Dallas, TX Feb.13 Jason Aldean
July 15 Denver, CO March 14 Sugarland
July 19 Los Angeles, CA Feb.15 Sugarland
July 25 Glendale, AZ Feb.13 Sugarland
July 31 Boston Feb.13 Taylor Swift
Aug. 1 Philadelphia, PA Feb.13 Taylor Swift
Aug. 8 Kansas City, MO Feb.13 Taylor Swift
Aug. 13 Pittsburgh, PA March 20 Jason Aldean
Aug. 14 Columbus, OH Feb.13 Jason Aldean
Aug. 18 Hershey PA Feb.14 Jason Aldean
Aug. 21 Cleveland, OH Feb.21 Sugarland
Aug. 27 Charlottsville, VA Feb.13 Sugarland

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Ripcord CD review - Ripcord
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Fuse CD review - Fuse
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Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: LSD tour provides a lot of highs – This was not your grandkids' country, that's for sure. Even the name of the tour - the LSD Tour - was a throwback (albeit far before the principals were making music). But make no mistake about it. With the ever cool country traditionalist Dwight Yoakam, the country with some rock and blues and rabble rousing of Steve Earle thrown in and the... »»»
Concert Review: Alvin, Gilmore fortunately get together – Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore had known each other for decades, but it wasn't until last year that they toured together in a guitar pull setting. What started as a small Texas tour mushroomed into points east and west and eventually the release earlier this month of their blues-based disc, "Downey to Lubbock." And now we have the... »»»
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