Keith Urban announced during a pop-up show Wednesday (Jan. 17) in Nashville the details surrounding his new album and world tour. During a set that included performances of new songs and old, the country superstar revealed his next project will be entitled Graffiti U.
In conjunction with the album, he will hit the road with Kelsea Ballerini on the Graffiti U World Tour 2018, the dates for which his fans unveiled online.
“I’ve been full-on writing, recording, collaborating and creating with some incredibly talented people for Graffiti U, a lot of whom I’ve never worked with before,” Keith says. “I can hear how some of the songs will translate live already, which really makes putting on a new show so exhilarating and I loved having our fans included in the announcement of the tour because it’s their tour too.”
Kelsea adds the chance to tour with Keith is a dream come true.
“I remember hearing Keith Urban songs that stopped me in my tracks and made me want to drop everything and chase that kind of lyric and heart filled artistry,” Kelsea says. “He’s the best in the business and I can’t wait to fangirl and learn from him this year. Truly an honor to tour with him.”
The Graffiti U World Tour 2018 kicks off June 15th at St. Louis’s Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre and will visit a total of 58 U.S. cities and include 10 concerts in Canada.
During the surprise concert, Keith performed new songs “Steal My Thunder,” “Same Heart,” “Texas Time” and “Parallel Line.”
No official release date for Graffiti U has been announced.