Keith Urban Is Ready for the Road

He'll Be Appearing in Australia and Canada Before Resuming U.S. Dates

Exciting news, Keith Urban fans. He’s showing no signs of slowing down this year.

If you’re keeping up — or you can keep up with Urban’s hectic fast-paced life — then you know he recently wrapped up his Light the Fuse Tour with Dustin Lynch and Little Big Town in Nashville. At the moment, it’s American Idol time, but he’s still out and about promoting his latest album Fuse and his “Cop Car” single. On top of all that, he still finds the time to make memories and keep the home fires burning with his wife Nicole Kidman and their two adorable daughters Sunday Rose and Faith Margaret.

Have mercy, I’m exhausted just thinking about his calendar. But wait! He’s also preparing for his next tour.

His Raise ’Em Up tour will launch later this year, and Brett Eldredge and Jerrod Niemann will reportedly be his opening acts. How lucky are those guys to be joining forces with Urban, who has one of the best live shows in the business?

It’s been a monumental year for Eldredge, who has seemingly positioned himself as country’s newest “it” guy after a killer performance during the recent Country Radio Seminar in Nashville and the success of “Don’t Ya,” his first No. 1 single.

Niemann is making big waves, as well. He’s back on the scene, blazing up the charts with his latest hit “Drink to That All Night” and will release his new album High Noon on March 25. I can certainly drink to that.

Urban is expected to make a more official announcement about the tour. According to his official website, he has concerts scheduled June 14-29 in Australia, followed by shows in Canada before returning to the road in the U.S. with a July 18 appearance at Jamboree in the Hills in St. Clairsville, Ohio. He’ll be performing throughout the nation before heading to the West Coast in early September for shows in California and Washington.

Samantha is a country radio insider with a deep love for the music and its stars. She can often be found on a red carpet or at a late-night guitar pull.