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Urban adds second tour leg

Monday, March 25, 2013 – Keith Urban announced Monday he would add a second leg of 17 concerts that will get underway on Oct. 18 in Omaha, to his previously announced dates starting in July.

Shows in Austin, Albuquerque, N.M. and at Denver's iconic Red Rocks Amphitheater were added to the newly dubbed "Light The Fuse Tour 2013" first leg.

Tickets for "Light The Fuse Tour 2013," with Little Big Town and special guest Dustin Lynch, will go on sale nationally beginning on Friday, April 5.

The "Light The Fuse Tour 2013" first leg kicks off on July 18 in Cincinnati and concludes on Oct. 5 after 28 outdoor shows highlighted by Urban's first performance at Los Angeles' Hollywood Bowl.

The concerts will feature new music from Urban, expected out this spring, as well as an all-new production. For all official Kei Urban tour news and ticket information go to

Second leg tour dates are:
Oct. 18 Omaha, NE CenturyLink Center
Oct. 19 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Arena
Oct. 20 Springfield, MO JQH Arena
Oct. 25 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
Oct. 26 Bossier City, LA CenturyLink Center
Oct. 27 Lafayette, LA Cajundome
Nov. 8 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
Nov. 9 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena
Nov. 10 Peoria, IL Peoria Civic Center
Nov. 14 Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless Arena
Nov. 1 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
Nov. 16 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
Nov. 22 State College, PA Bryce Jordan Center
Nov. 24 Toledo, OH Huntington Center
Dec. 6 Greenville, SC Bi-Lo Center
Dec. 7 Charleston, WV Charleston Civic Center
Dec. 8 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center

Previously announced dates are: July 18 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center July 19 Twin Lakes, WI Country Thunder July 20 Monticello, IA Great Jones County Fair July 25 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre July 26 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Amphitheatre July 27 Atlanta, GA Verizon Amphitheatre
Aug. 4 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Center
Aug. 8 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
Aug. 9 Canandaigua, NY CMAC
Aug. 10 Boston, MA Comcast Center
Aug. 15 Austin, TX Austin360 Amphitheater
Aug. 16 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Aug. 17 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
Aug. 22 Birmingham, AL Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
Aug. 23 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Aug. 24 Indianapolis, IN Klipsch Music Center
Aug. 28 Albuquerque, NM Sandia Casino Amphitheater
Aug. 30 Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre*
Sept. 12 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
Sept. 13 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion
Sept. 14 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
Sept. 21 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
Sept. 22 Sacramento, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Sept. 27 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl
Sept. 28 San Diego, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Sept. 29 Phoenix, AZ Desert Sky Pavilion
Oct. 4 Tampa, Florida Live Nation Amphitheatre Tampa
Oct. 5 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre

* Urban and Little Big Town only

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