Urban adds third leg
Thursday, August 22, 2013
– Keith Urban, added a third and final leg to his "Light The Fuse Tour 2013" for 2013, he announced today.
"Light The Fuse Tour 2014" with Little Big Town and special guest Dustin Lynch (Brett Eldredge in place of Lynch for all Canadian dates), will get underway on Jan. 9, 2014 in Grand Rapids, Mich. and will feature five concerts in Canada and his return to New York City's Madison Square Garden, before the tour's close at home in Nashville at the Bridgestone Arena. Upon the close of "Light The Fuse Tour" 2013 and 2014, Urban will have played 58 shows.
The "Light The Fuse Tour 2013" first leg kicked off on July 18 in Cincinnati. After 28 outdoor shows, which will include Urban's first performances at the Hollywood Bowl and Red Rocks Amphitheatre, the second leg, performing in arenas, will get underway in Omaha, Neb. on Oct. 18.
The concerts will feature new music from his forthcoming Sept. 10 album release "Fuse," as well as new songs, some of which Urban has never performed while on tour.
Third leg tour dates are:
Jan. 9 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena on sale Oct. 11
Jan. 10 Chicago United Center on sale Oct. 4
Jan. 11 Minneapolis Target Center on sale Oct. 18
Jan. 15 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena** onsale Sept. 13
Jan. 17 Calgary, AB Saddledome** on sale Sept. 13
Jan. 18 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place** on sale Sept. 13
Jan. 20 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre** on sale Sept. 13
Jan. 23 London, ON Budweiser Gardens** on sale Sept. 13
Jan. 24 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre** on sale Sept. 13
Jan. 29 New York Madison Square Garden on sale Sept. 13
Jan. 31 Knoxville, TN Thompson-Boling Arena on sale Sept. 13
Feb. 1 Nashville Bridgestone Arena on sale Nov. 8
** (with Little Big Town and Brett Eldredge)
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