Is Keith Urban’s The Speed Of Now World Tour Coming To Your City?
Legendary country entertainer Keith Urban just unveiled plans for his long-awaited return to the road. On Tuesday morning (Dec. 1),…
Keith Urban; Photo by John Russell, CMA
Legendary country entertainer Keith Urban just unveiled plans for his long-awaited return to the road.
On Tuesday morning (Dec. 1), Urban surprised fans with the announcement of his first world tour in four years: The Speed Of Now World Tour. To celebrate, the four-time GRAMMY winner revealed the dates for the North American leg of the tour, set to kick off on June 17 in Tampa, Florida.
“Every night is the first time we’ve played these songs for that audience, in that moment,” Urban shared in a statement. “It’s why every show is different – spontaneous and unpredictable – even for us!”
The superstar is especially excited to play songs off his 2020 release, The Speed Of Now Part 1.
“After two years we’re finally gonna get the chance to play some of the new songs we haven’t done live before. We’ll throw in a bunch of the songs that everyone comes to hear, a couple of which we’ll rework a bit, and it’s really gonna be tough to get us off the stage,” he said.
The North American leg of the tour which includes stops in cities such as Denver, CO, Nashville, TN, and Atlanta, GA, includes a total of 50 dates, adding to Urban’s previously announced concerts in Australia, Germany, Netherlands and the U.K.
Joining Urban on the 2022 run will be Ingrid Andress.
“I’ve always considered myself a live performer first,” the “Wild Hearts” singer shared. “It’s what I’ve always done and it’s what my music needs to live and breathe. Our shows are all about living in the moment. They’re a totally interactive and immersive experience where everyone can participate in whatever way they want – sing, dance, do whatever.”
Urban also has a run of shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas planned for May 27th, 28th and 29th.
For information on where to get tickets go to www.keithurban.com.
Keith Urban’s The Speed Of Now World Tour
June 17 Tampa MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
June 18 West Palm Beach iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
July 8 Toronto Budweiser Stage
July 9 Toronto Budweiser Stage
July 10 Canandaigua CMAC
July 15 Cleveland Blossom Music Center
July 16 Cincinnati Riverbend Music Center
July 22 Mansfield Xfinity Center
July 23 Bangor Maine Savings Amphitheater
July 24 Gilford Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
July 29 Holmdel PNC Bank Arts Center
July 30 Bristow Jiffy Lube Live
July 31 Camden BB&T Pavilion
August 4 Jacksonville Daily’s Place
August 5 Jacksonville Daily’s Place
August 6 Orange Beach The Wharf Amphitheater
August 12 Charlotte PNC Music Pavilion
August 13 Raleigh Coastal Credit Union Music Park
August 14 Virginia Beach Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
August 18 Rogers Walmart AMP
August 19 St. Louis Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
August 20 Des Moines Iowa State Fair
August 26 Detroit DTE Energy Music Theatre
August 27 Indianapolis Ruoff Music Center
August 28 Milwaukee American Family Insurance Amphitheater
September 1 Lake Tahoe Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys
September 3 Mountain View Shoreline Amphitheatre
September 8 Phoenix Footprint Center
September 9 San Diego North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
September 10 Los Angeles The Forum
September 15 Salt Lake City USANA Amphitheatre
September 16 Denver Ball Arena
September 17 Wichita INTRUST Bank Arena
September 22 Grand Rapids Van Andel Arena
September 23 Columbus Nationwide Arena
September 24 Chicago Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
September 29 Kansas City T-Mobile Center
September 30 Oklahoma City Paycom Center
October 1 Ft. Worth Dickies Arena
October 6 Lexington Rupp Arena
October 7 Nashville Bridgestone Arena
October 8 Atlanta State Farm Arena
October 13 Savannah Enmarket Arena
October 14 Knoxville Thompson Boling Arena
October 15 Charleston Charleston Coliseum
October 21 Uncasville Mohegan Sun Arena
October 22 Long Island UBS Arena at Belmont Park
November 3 Madison Alliant Energy Center
November 4 Peoria Peoria Civic Center
November 5 St. Paul Xcel Center
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