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Kenny Chesney gets a little help from a friend, Keith Urban

Friday, December 21, 2007 – Kenny Chesney will get a little help from a friend when he gets the road next summer on his annual stadium tour - Keith Urban.

Chesney announced Friday that Urban would join him for the July 26 date in Foxboro, Mass., followed probably by about eight other stadium shows on the 2008 Poets & Pirates Tour.

Chesney first took Keith Urban out on his Guitars, Tiki Bars & A Whole Lotta Love Tour three years ago.

"Which is why I'm glad I have the ability to play stadiums," said Chesney. "It's the only way that it would make sense for Keith where he is in my career to be able to come out and do some shows with us. We couldn't do this anywhere else... and it's something I've wanted to do since he played the first stadiums shows with us three years ago."

"If you're committed to bringing the fans the best show possible," Chesney says, "who else would you call? Keith does it all - and for me, he's someone I've spent time in the islands with, toured the country with, laughed with, hung with, made music with. It's gonna be as much fun backstage when we're not rocking as it is onstage - and that's saying something."

"What Kenny's stadium concerts are, is the biggest party you've ever been to with the loudest ghetto blaster you've ever heard and the audience still singing louder than us," said Urban. "Me I'm just a kid like 65,000 others that are going to run away with the circus this summer. Bring it on Kenny."

The tour also will feature LeAnn Rimes as an opening act.

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