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Urban returns to the road

Monday, November 22, 2010 – Keith Urban is set to return to the road next summer with a U.S. tour that will debut in Mobile, Ala. on June 16, 2011. "Get Closer 2011 World Tour" will have an all-new stage production.

"Get Closer 2011 World Tour" will make stops in Nashville, Los Angeles, Chicago, Denver, Washington DC, amongst other locations.

"Playing live is what it's always been about for me," said Urban. It's creating in the moment, it's the joy, the electricity, the unexpected, the passion and the unknown journey that we're all taking together. I've always felt that the best live concert experiences tap into a deep need in all of us to feel a part of something...to belong. I'm bringing the big boom box and an arsenal of songs, and I can't wait to throw this party."

The tour comes in support of Urban's sixth studio CD "Get Closer," which was released this past week.

Tour dates are:
June 16 Mobile, AL Civic Center Feb. 18
June 17 Jacksonville, FL Veterans Memorial Arena Feb. 12
June 18 Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum Feb. 19
June 23 Columbia, SC Colonial Life Arena Feb. 25
June 24 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena Feb. 11
June 25 Raleigh, NC RBC Center Feb. 11
June 29 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center Feb. 18
June 30 Moline, IL i Wireless Center Feb. 12
July 7 Hershey, PA Giant Center March 5
July 8 Boston, MA TD Garden Feb. 12
July 9 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Feb. 12
July 14 Newark, NJ Prudential Center Feb. 18
July 15 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center Feb. 12
July 16 Albany, NY Times Union Arena Feb. 18
July 19 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena Feb. 11
July 21 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena Feb. 12
July 22 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena Feb. 25
July 23 Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills Feb. 25
July 28 Washington, DC Verizon Center Feb. 18
July 29 Toledo, OH Huntington Center Feb. 26
July 31 Ft. Wayne, IN Memorial Coliseum Feb. 18
Aug. 4 Atlanta, GA Gwinnett Center Feb. 25
Aug. 6 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena March 4
Aug. 11 Cincinnati, OH US Bank Arena March 11
Aug. 12 Knoxville, TN Thompson Boling Arena March 4
Aug. 13 Augusta, GA James Brown Arena Feb. 11
Aug. 18 Tulsa, OK BOK Center March 25
Aug. 19 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center Feb. 18
Aug. 20 Omaha, NE Qwest Center April 8
Aug. 25 Jonesboro, AR ASU Convocation Center Feb. 18
Aug. 26 Tupelo, MS Bancorpsouth Arena Feb. 18
Aug. 27 Lafayette, LA Cajundome March 12
Aug. 28 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center Feb. 12
Sept. 8 Buffalo, NY HSBC Arena Feb. 11
Sept. 29 Seattle, WA KeyArena March 4
Oct. 1 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion Feb. 12
Oct. 2 Sacramento, CA ARCO Arena Feb. 12
Oct. 4 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center Feb. 25
Oct. 7 Glendale, AZ Jobing.com Arena May 13
Oct. 8 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center March 4
Oct. 11 Denver, CO Pepsi Center Feb. 18
Oct. 13 Milwaukee, WI Bradley Center March 12
Oct. 14 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena Feb. 11
Oct. 15 Minneapolis, MN Target Center April 8

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