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Urban raises another tour

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 – Keith Urban returns to the concert stage this summer with the Raise 'Em Up Tour, starting in mid-July in Canada and ending in mid-September in Washington.

Jerrod Niemann and special guest Brett Eldredge will open the shows, which will feature an all-new stage production and music not performed on the "Light The Fuse" Tour.

"The Raise Em Up Tour will be a complete build from the sky down," said Urban. "New staging, new production, a lot more songs from 'Fuse' that the fans have been requesting, a different mix of previous hits and some rarities from past albums that we haven't played in a while if ever. And we'll be sharing the stage with Brett and Jerrod, both with killer new albums."

Niemann will release "High Noon" on March 25, the follow-up to 2012's "Free the Music." Niemann has a hit on his hands with "Drink To That All Night."

Eldredge released his debut CD, "Bring You Back," in August 2013. The album features his numberone single "Don't Ya" and his current Top 20 single "Beat of the Music."

Tour dates are:
March 14 Houston, TX Rodeo Houston (on sale now)
March 23 Melbourne, FL Runaway Country (on sale now)
July 12 Calgary, AB Calgary Stampede (on sale now)
July 13 Craven, SK Craven Country Jamboree (on sale now)
July 17 Atlantic City, NJ The Borgata May 2 (on sale date)
July 18 St. Clairesville, OH Jamboree in the Hills (on sale now)
July 19 Brooklyn, MI Faster Horses Festival (on sale now)
July 22 Harrington, DE Delaware State Fair March 24 (on sale date)
July 24 Gilford, NH Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook (on sale now)
July 25 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake PAC March 21 (on sale date)
July 26 Boston, MA Xfinity Center April 4 (on sale date)
July 31 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center March 21 (on sale date)
Aug. 1 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre April 11 (on sale date)
Aug. 2 Indianapolis, IN Klipsch Music Center March 28 (on sale date)
Aug. 8 Raleigh, NC Walnut Creek Amphitheatre March 28 (on sale date)
Aug. 9 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach Apr 18 (on sale date)
Aug. 10 Bethlehem, PA Musikfest (on sale now)
Aug. 15 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center May 2 (on sale date)
Aug. 16 Hartford, CT Xfinity Theatre May 16 (on sale date)
Aug. 17 Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center May 2 (on sale date)
Aug. 22 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion March 28 (on sale date)
Aug. 23 Birmingham, AL Oak Mountain Amphitheatre May 30 (on sale date)
Aug. 24 Atlanta, GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre (on sale now)
Aug. 29 Denver, CO Fiddler's Green March 14 (on sale date)
Aug. 30 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre March 28 (on sale date)
Sept. 5 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre June 27 (on sale date)
Sept. 6 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre April 25 (on sale date)
Sept. 7 Sacramento, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre April 25 (on sale date)
Sept. 13 Puyallup, WA Washington State Fair (on sale now)

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