Urban unveils new show
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
– Keith Urban has a new show on Graffiti U World Tour, he announced today.
The tour, which debuted this past weekend in New York, features new music, including the reigning CMA and ACM Entertainer of the Year's latest single "We Were," and a brand-new production and lighting design.
"I'm always looking for something a bit different when I go to see a show, especially when I see someone more than once - the set list, production, lighting, even just the vibe. So I decided to change it up for the summer - have some fun and do something a bit different," Urban said.
Tour dates are:
June 22 Chicago Lakeshake Festival
July 4 Provo, Utah America's Freedom Festival at Provo
July 19 Brooklyn, Michigan International Speedway
July 20 Eau Claire, Wisconsin Country Jam USA
July 26 Cheyenne, Wyoming Cheyenne Frontier Days
Aug. 1 Detroit Lakes, Minnesota WE Fest
Aug. 2 Sioux Falls, South Dakota Sioux Empire Fair
Aug. 3 Sturgis, South Dakota Buffalo Chip Campground
Aug. 16 Endicott, New York Dick's Sporting Goods Open
Aug. 31 Puyallup, Washington Washington State Fair
Sept. 15 Louisville, Kentucky Hometown Rising
Sept. 21 Franklin, Tennessee Pilgrimage Festival
Oct. 18 Durant, Oklahoma Choctaw Grand Theater
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