Keith Urban is set to embark on his first arena tour in two years.
His RipCORD World Tour 2016 will feature Brett Eldredge, who toured with Urban as a special guest on his 2014 Raise ‘Em Up Tour.
Newcomer and critical darling Maren Morris will join the tour as this year’s special guest, and Urban promises it will be one heck of a time.
“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,” Urban said in Monday’s (Jan 11) announcement of the tour.
Urban’s upcoming album, RipCORD, has already provided two singles — “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16” and the latest, “Break On Me.” The album’s release date has not been announced.
Eldredge is more ready to hit the road with Urban again.
“I was a Keith Urban fan long before I ever got this music thing going,” Eldredge said. “He is an absolute powerhouse onstage, unlike anyone I’ve ever seen and, to top it all off, one of the most down to earth people I know.”
Morris, a newcomer who’s gaining traction with her single, “My Church,” is still processing the news.
“When I was asked to join Keith on tour, I was floored,” she said. “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!”
The tour will kick off in June and continue through November. Here’s a complete list of all confirmed cities and dates:
June 2: Kansas City
June 3: St. Louis
June 4: Indianapolis
June 10: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
June 11: Alpharetta, Georgia
June 16: Orange Beach, Alabama
June 17: Tampa, Florida
June 18: West Palm Beach, Florida
June 23: Clarkston, Michigan
June 24: Canandaigua, New York
June 25: Mansfield, Massachusetts
July 2: Gilford, New Hampshire
July 9: Toronto
July 14: Cincinnati
July 15 : Cleveland
July 16: Holmdel, New Jersey
July 21: Salt Lake City
July 22 : Greenwood Village, Colorado
July 23: Albuquerque
July 28: Mountain View, California
July 29 : Lake Tahoe/Stateline, Nevada
Aug. 18: Charlotte, North Carolina
Aug. 19: Raleigh, North Carolina
Aug. 20: Virginia Beach, Virginia
Aug. 25: Syracuse, New York
Aug. 26: Philadelphia
Aug. 27: Washington, D.C.
Oct. 6: Bismarck, North Dakota
Oct. 8: Lincoln, Nebraska
Oct. 13: San Antonio, Texas
Oct. 14: Dallas
Oct. 15: New Orleans
Oct. 20: Los Angeles
Oct. 21: Las Vegas
Oct. 22: Phoenix
Oct. 27: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Oct. 28: Rosemont, Illinois
Oct. 29: Toledo, Ohio
Nov. 4: Milwaukee
Nov. 5: Minneapolis
Nov. 11: Nashville
Nov. 12: Bloomington, Illinois
Nov. 13: Youngstown, Ohio
Nov. 17: Hershey, Pennsylvania
Nov. 18: Uncasville, Connecticut
Nov. 19: Brooklyn, New York