Keith Urban announces Ripcord World Tour

Keith Urban has announced that he will embark on the RipCORD World Tour 2016 with Brett Eldredge, along with special guest Maren Morris, on June 2nd, in Kansas City, Missouri and thus far will play more than 50 shows in amphitheaters and arenas throughout the U.S. Additional legs will be announced and ticket on sales, which will begin in select markets on January 29th, will become available locally within the next few weeks.

“I’m seriously chomping at the bit to kick off this tour,” said Urban. “We’ll be playing a lot of new music from RipCORD, all new production, new cities where we’ve never played …and Brett Eldredge and Maren Morris? It’s gonna be potent and unbridled!!!”

‘RipCORD World Tour 2016’ will not only see Urban’s first headlining shows ever in Youngstown (Ohio), Lincoln (Nebraska), Orange Beach (Alabama), Bloomington (Illinois) and Myrtle Beach (South Carolina), but will see his return to several cities in which he hasn’t appeared in three years, including Tampa (Florida), Kansas City (Missouri), Lake Tahoe (Nevada) and West Palm Beach (Florida).

“I was a Keith Urban fan long before I ever got this music thing going,” said Eldredge. “He is an absolute powerhouse on stage – unlike anyone I’ve ever seen and to top it all off, one of the most down to earth people I know! The Ripcord tour is gonna be on fire! Get ready!”

“When I was asked to join Keith on tour, I was floored,” said Morris. “I’ve personally been a fan of his for as long as I can remember. This is my first tour at this level, and I can’t think of a more respected writer, artist, and musician to join for it. It’s going to be an absolute blast!”

Urban’s RipCORD World Tour 2016 will debut on the heels of his soon to be released eighth studio album release of the same name, which has already produced two singles – his Grammy nominated, 19th No. 1 song, “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16” and its second single “Break On Me.” It is the follow-up to Urban’s groundbreaking release Fuse, his fourth #1 album, that marked the first time in history that a male Country artist had debuted atop the all-genre charts in the U.S., Canada and Australia.

Urban made a surprise appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show Wednesday (February 13th) to talk about his new Ripcord World Tour and invite the entire studio audience to his show in Los Angeles.

Urban also talked about his late father, Bob, who passed away in December after a long battle with cancer. The “Break On Me” singer gave full props to his father for his love of country music.

Tour Dates:

June 2 Kansas City, MO Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
June 3 St. Louis, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
June 4 Indianapolis, IN Klipsch Music Center
June 10 Myrtle Beach, SC (festival) Carolina Country Music Fest
June 11 Alpharetta, GA (Atlanta) Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park
June 16 Orange Beach, AL The Wharf Amphitheater
June 17 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
June 18 West Palm Beach, FL Perfect Vodka Amphitheater
June 23 Clarkston, MI (Detroit) DTE Energy Music Theatre
June 24 Canandaigua, NY Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center
June 25 Mansfield, MA (Boston) Xfinity Center
July 2 Gilford, NH Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook
July 9 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
July 14 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
July 15 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
July 16 Holmdel, NJ P.N.C. Bank Arts Center
July 21 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
July 22 Greenwood Village, CO Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
July 23 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheater
July 28 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 29 Lake Tahoe, Stateline NV Lake Tahoe at Harvey’s Outdoor Amphitheatre
August 18 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
August 19 Raleigh, NC Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
August 20 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
August 25 Syracuse, NY Lakeview Amphitheater
August 26 Philadelphia, PA BB&T Pavilion
August 27 Washington, DC Jiffy Lube Live
October 6 Bismarck, ND Bismarck Civic Center
October 8 Lincoln, NE Pinnacle Bank Arena
October 13 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
October 14 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
October 15 New Orleans, LA Smoothie King Center
October 20 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
October 21 Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile Arena
October 22 Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort Arena
October 27 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
October 28 Rosemont, IL (Chicago) Allstate Arena
October 29 Toledo, OH Huntington Center
November 4 Milwaukee, WI BMO Harris Bradley Center
November 5 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
November 11 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
November 12 Bloomington, IL U.S. Cellular Coliseum
November 13 Youngstown, OH The Covelli Centre
November 17 Hershey, PA Giant Center
November 18 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
November 19 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center

Author: Buddy Iahn

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