Keith Urban Announces 2011 'Get Closer World Tour' Dates

Posted by Valerie Wire on 11/23/2010
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This Monday, Keith Urban announced the 44 tour dates and cities for his 2011 Get Closer World Tour. The tour will kick off in Mobile, Ala., on June 16.
 
"Playing live is what it's always been about for me," Urban said. "It's creating in the moment. It's the joy, the electricity, the unexpected, the passion and the unknown journey that we're all taking together. I've always felt that the best live concert experiences tap into a deep need in all of us to feel a part of something ... to belong. I'm bringing the big boom box and an arsenal of songs, and I can't wait to throw this party!"
 
The tour will be stopping in several major cities, including Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas, Cleveland, Atlanta, Denver, Milwaukee, Seattle, St. Louis, Los Angeles, Minneapolis and Washington, D.C. Opening acts will be announced at a later date, and ticket sales are scheduled to begin in February. For more information, visit www.keithurban.net.
 
Just last week, Urban released his Get Closer album, which contains his newest single, “Put You in a Song.” Urban’s previous five albums have been certified platinum or multi-platinum. 
 
The list of cities and dates are as follows:
 
June 16: Mobile, Ala. (Civic Center)
June 17: Jacksonville, Fla. (Veterans Memorial Arena)
June 18: Tampa, Fla. (St. Pete Times Forum)
June 23: Columbia, S.C. (Colonial Life Arena)
June 24: Charlotte, N.C. (Time Warner Cable Arena)
June 25: Raleigh, N.C. (RBC Center)
June 29: St. Louis (Scottrade Center)
June 30: Moline, Ill. (i Wireless Center)
July 7: Hershey, Pa. (Giant Center)
July 8: Boston (TD Garden)
July 9: Uncasville, Conn. (Mohegan Sun Arena)
July 14: Newark, N.J. (Prudential Center)
July 15: Philadelphia (Wells Fargo Center)
July 16: Albany, N.Y. (Times Union Arena)
July 19: Columbus, Ohio (Nationwide Arena)
July 21: Cleveland (Quicken Loans Arena)
July 22: Grand Rapids, Mich. (Van Andel Arena)
July 23: Detroit (The Palace of Auburn Hills)
July 28: Washington (Verizon Center)
July 29: Toledo, Ohio (Huntington Center)
July 31: Fort Wayne, Ind. (Memorial Coliseum)
Aug. 4: Atlanta (Gwinnett Center)
Aug. 6: Nashville (Bridgestone Arena)
Aug. 11: Cincinnati (US Bank Arena)
Aug. 12: Knoxville, Tenn. (Thompson Boling Arena)
Aug. 13: Augusta, Ga. (James Brown Arena)
Aug. 18: Tulsa, Okla. (BOK Center)
Aug. 19: Kansas City, Mo. (Sprint Center)
Aug. 20: Omaha, Neb. (Qwest Center)
Aug. 25: Jonesboro, Ark. (ASU Convocation Center)
Aug. 26: Tupelo, Miss. (Bancorpsouth Arena)
Aug. 27: Lafayette, La. (Cajundome)
Aug. 28: Dallas (American Airlines Center)
Sept. 8: Buffalo, N.Y. (HSBC Arena)
Sept. 29: Seattle (KeyArena)
Oct. 1: San Jose, Calif. (HP Pavilion)
Oct. 2: Sacramento, Calif. (ARCO Arena)
Oct. 4: Fresno, Calif. (Save Mart Center)
Oct. 7: Glendale, Ariz. (Jobing.com Arena)
Oct. 8: Los Angeles (Staples Center)
Oct. 11: Denver (Pepsi Center)
Oct. 13: Milwaukee (Bradley Center)
Oct. 14: Chicago (Allstate Arena)
Oct. 15: Minneapolis (Target Center)
 
Source: CMT.com