The first leg of his "Love, Pain & the whole crazy World Tour," takes to North American soil on Friday, June 8th when the tour hits Phoenix, Arizona's US Airways Center. The 33-city, 36-performance arena tour promises Urban's trademark electrifying concerts combined with world-class production for a show that will feature the hits from his recent multi-platinum release, "Love, Pain & the whole crazy thing," as well as many of the #1's which have defined his career.
Tickets for "Love, Pain & the whole crazy World Tour" are set to begin to go on-sale to the public on Saturday, February 3rd. Members of Keith's online community, Monkeyville will have first access to advance tickets through keithurban.net beginning on Monday, January 29th. Retail giant Target, in most tour markets, and country radio listener clubs in all markets, will offer advance ticket access as of Tuesday, January 30th. For more information on specific concert dates and on pre-sale offers go to www.keithurban.net.
"I'm looking forward to getting back on the road, to reconnecting with everyone and to doing what it is that I love to do," said Urban. "To finally be able to present the songs from "Love, Pain (& the whole crazy thing) live, is something that I've been looking forward to doing since recording the album."
Urban's "Love, Pain & the whole World Tour" will feature the songs that have made Keith one of the industry's most respected musicians. Sure to be included in the show, along with some surprises, will be the #1's: "Better Life," "Days Go By," "Who Wouldn't Wanna Be Me," "You'll Think of Me," as well as the record breaking songs "Somebody Like You" and "Once In A Lifetime." The music is sure to be what will highlight another in a line of critically acclaimed Urban concert experiences.
"Love, Pain & the whole crazy World Tour," will also mark Keith's first arena performances in his native Australia, as well as concerts in Germany, England and Canada. In what has been a relatively short period of time Urban has amassed 7 #1 singles, 12 Top 5's and has firmly established himself as an electrifying and prolific talent. He's received accolades and recognition from The Grammy Awards, The American Music Awards (AMAs), The Billboard Music Awards and is the 2005 Country Music Association (CMA) Entertainer of the Year, as well as the CMA and Academy of Country Music (ACM) Male Vocalist of the Year.