“Which is why I’m glad I have the ability to play stadiums. It’s the only way that it would make sense for Keith where he is, to be able to come out and do some shows with us. We couldn’t do this anywhere else and it’s something I’ve wanted to do since he played the first stadiums shows with us three years ago. If you’re committed to bringing the fans the best show possible, who else would you call? Keith does it all – and for me, he’s someone I’ve spent time in the islands with, toured the country with, laughed with, hung with, made music with. It’s gonna be as much fun backstage when we’re not rocking as it is onstage – and that’s saying something.”
Urban, equally excited about hitting the big stage again with Kenny...
“What Kenny’s stadium concerts are, is the biggest party you’ve ever been to with the loudest ghetto blaster you’ve ever heard and the audience still singing louder than us. Me I’m just a kid like 65,000 others that are going to run away with the circus this summer. Bring it on Kenny.”
It looks like the number of stadium shows will swell to 10 this year. According to Kenny's label, possibly 9 more beyond the July 26 Foxboro, MA Gillette Stadium date on the 2008 Poets & Pirates Tour, which sold out in less than 15 minutes.
LeAnn Rimes will open on all dates, bringing fans three of the biggest stars who began their careers in the 1990s.