Keith Urban will embark on his 58-city Graffiti U World Tour with opener Kelsea Ballerini this summer and fall.
Keith’s North American trek will kick off on June 15 in St. Louis and will make stops in Nashville, Denver, Philadelphia, Chicago, New Orleans, Dallas and more, as well as 10 dates in Canada.
While Keith has toured extensively throughout the U.S., Canada, Australia and Europe over his lengthy career, he has his future sights set on a continent that doesn’t get mentioned in a lot of country music conversations: Asia.
“We’re hoping to get over to a lot of the Asian countries [in the future],” says Keith to Kix Brooks of American Country Countdown. “I’d like to get to a lot of those. We haven’t been over there and played. We have done Europe many years ago, but it’s been a long time, too, like Germany and Scotland and Ireland and all through the U.K.”
Even though there may be a language barrier in Asia, Keith feels the melody of country music transcends the roadblock.
“There’s a feeling that, for me personally, that the kind of music that we play, there’s a melodicism, strong melodicism, in what we do,” says Keith. “Particularly in a place like Singapore and Indonesia and a lot of those places that are kind of neighbors of ours in Australia—they’re not that far away. It’s just a place that I’ve always wanted to tour, and then, of course, you know, China and Japan. All through there.”
Don’t be surprised if Keith’s next tour includes a trip to Asia.
photo by Jason Simanek