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Mayer/Urban play together in Washington

Thursday, April 29, 2010 – Keith Urban and John Mayer announced Thursday their summer tour plans will intersect on Aug. 28 for a special live performance together at The Gorge in Spokane, Wash.

A pre-sale window via CMT.com will run from May 3 through May 7. Tickets go on sale to the public May 8. Fans will also have the opportunity to purchase tickets before the general public exclusively offered by each artist by visiting the web sites of Mayer and Urban. Both artist presales begin on Saturday, May 1 at 1 p.m. eastern.

Last January, Mayer and Urban met for the first time in Nashville for the taping of a CMT Crossroads special. They played on Urban's hits If Ever Could I Love,'Til Summer Comes Aroundand the up-tempo Sweet Thing. The duo traded off when Urban backed Mayer on his Perfectly Lonelyand Gravity.

"CMT Crossroads was the first time I performed with Keith, but the creative rapport was there right away," said Mayer. "I'm looking forward to performing together again, and I hope it's one of many opportunities to work together in the future."

"I had the best time playing with John on CMT Crossroads. There's a certain simpatico between us as guitar players that, I think, comes from sharing the same desire to express the unwritten. Playing together at the Gorge will be like adding a musical score to the most magnificent setting in a film."

Both musicians are renowned as song writers, guitar players and vocalists - their seamless collaborations can be seen when their CMT Crossroads special airs on Friday, June 18 at 10 p.m. eastern/Pacific on CMT.

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