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Urban announces '16 tour

Monday, January 11, 2016 – Keith Urban announced his 2016 tour today.

The tour starts June 2 in Kansas and concludes Nov. in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Brett Eldredge and newcomer Maren Morris, who is getting airplay with "My Church," will open the shows.

Tour dates are:
June 2 Bonner Springs, KS Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
June 3 Maryland Heights, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
June 4 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
June 11 Alpharetta, GA Verizon Wireless Amph. At Encore Park
June 16 Orange Beach, AL Amphitheater At The Wharf
June 17 Tampa, FL MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
June 18 West Palm Beach, FL Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre
June 23 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
June 24 Canandaigua, NY Constellation Brands - Marvin Sands PAC (CMAC)
June /25 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center
July 02 Gilford, NH Bank Of NH Pavilion
July 09 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
July 14 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
July 15 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
July 17 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
July 21 Salt Lake City, UT Usana Amphitheatre
July 22 Englewood, CO Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
July 23 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheater
July 28 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 29 Stateline, NV Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena At Harveys
Aug. 18 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
Aug. 19 Raleigh, NC Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
Aug. 20 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live At Virginia Beach
Aug. 25 Syracuse, NY Lakeview Amphitheater
Aug. 26 Camden, NJ BB&T Pavilion
Aug. 27 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
Oct. 6 Bismarck, ND Bismarck Event Ctr. Arena
Oct. 8 Lincoln, NE Pinnacle Bank Arena
Oct. 13 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
Oct. 14 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
Oct. 15 New Orleans, LA Smoothie King Center
Oct. 20 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
Oct. 21 Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile Arena
Oct. 22 Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort Arena
Oct. 27 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
Oct. 28 Rosemont, IL Allstate Arena
Oct. 29 Toledo, OH Huntington Center
Nov. 4 Milwaukee, WI BMO Harris Bradley Center
Nov. 5 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
Nov. 11 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
Nov. 12 Bloomington, IL U.S. Cellular Coliseum
Nov. 13 Youngstown, OH Covelli Centre
Nov. 17 Hershey, PA GIANT Center
Nov. 18 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Arena
Nov. 19 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center

While no release date has been announced, Urban is expected to release a new album, "Ripcord," this year. He already has enjoyed hits with "John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16" and "Break On Me."

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Graffiti U CD review - Graffiti U
It's telling how two songs on Keith Urban's "Graffiti U" album chug along to a reggae beat because pop rhythms and non-country elements are the obvious inspirations for this collection. Opener "Coming Home" may borrow (steal?) a guitar riff from Merle Haggard's "Mama Tried," but this is where that country road begins and ends. Urban follows "Coming Home" with "Never Comin' Down," which is introduced with a funky bass line »»»
Ripcord CD review - Ripcord
Even though Keith Urban's single, "Wasted Time," borrows more than a little sonic sensibility from electronic music, there's still an upfront banjo solo. And this is how it's always been with Urban. He may play the part of the guitar hero at times, and even revealed his eclectic musical knowledge as a judge on American Idol, but Urban will always be a country boy at heart. And boyish good looks and talent have taken this country boy far, too. The wonderfully titled »»»
Fuse CD review - Fuse
Keith Urban will keep his superstar status intact with the lengthy "Fuse." The upbeat, commercial- and fan-friendly music and singing from Urban will ensure that. This is pretty much vintage Urban. That means Urban's not very high on the country quotient. What sounds like a guitar on the rocking Good Thing and the somewhat swampy Red Camaro, for example, is Mike Elizondo's programming. Yes, there's gango (six-stringed banjo with guitar neck) sprinkled in many songs, but »»»
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: Pistol Annies hit the targets – Pistol Annies, the all-star trio comprised of Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley, made the last stop of its short tour a downtown Los Angeles date. This was the last show, that is, until after the pregnant Presley gives birth to her child. Traveling in support of the act's third album "Interstate Gospel," these talented... »»»
Concert Review: Williams brings the joy back – It's not as if Lucinda Williams has been idle. Far from it this year, but 20 years on, Williams decided to trot out her masterpiece "Car Wheels on a Gravel Road" as the centerpiece of her tour. Music and artist have held up exceedingly well. Williams had always been a well thought of performer, although she was not too big when it came... »»»
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