Grammy Award winner Keith Urban welcomes ACM Award-winning RCA Nashville recording artist Jake Owen as the first of the special guests announced to join Urban as he launches his “Get Closer 2011 World Tour,” beginning June 16th. Owen, who will perform on the U.S. leg of the tour, is a perfect fit, with his charismatic stage show and a string of top hits to his credit, including such favorites as “Don’t Think I Can’t Love You” and “Eight Second Ride.” Owen will appear throughout the U.S. run of the tour, concluding October 15th.

With the news, Owen said, “I’m honored to join Keith on his tour. Keith and his band are some of the greatest entertainers in the world, and I’m looking forward to getting out there and watching him play every night. This is going to be truly an amazing summer!!”

The “Get Closer 2011 World Tour” will debut in Biloxi, Mississippi with an all-new stage production featuring Urban’s uniquely hard-charging, captivating live performances. For ticket information, go to www.keithurban.net.

The tour comes in support of Urban’s sixth studio CD Get Closer, released in November. Get Closer follows two previous consecutive Billboard country and pop #1 albums, as well as five previous CDs, all of which have been certified platinum or multi-platinum.

Owen emerged as one of country’s hottest young talents with the release of his debut album, Startin’ with Me, and he’s built on that excitement with his latest album, Easy Does It, and a growing list of hits that includes five consecutive Top 15 singles. A past ACM winner as Top New Male Vocalist, Owen has earned CMA, CMT, and GRAMMY® award nominations while becoming a fan-favorite, touring with superstar artists and appearing on such programs as Good Morning America and CMT Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock. He is currently in the studio recording his third album, due for release later this year. Keep up with all the latest news on Jake at www.jakeowen.net.

For more official Keith Urban touring news and ticket information go to www.keithurban.net and listen to your local country radio stations.


June 16 Biloxi, MS Mississippi Coast Col. Feb 18
June 17 Jacksonville, FL Veterans Memorial Arena Feb 12
June 18 Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum Feb 19
June 23 Columbia, SC Colonial Life Arena March 4
June 24 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena Feb 11
June 25 Raleigh, NC RBC Center Feb 11
June 29 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center Feb 18
June 30 Moline, IL i Wireless Center Feb 12
July 7 Hershey, PA Giant Center March 5
July 8 Boston, MA TD Garden Feb 12
July 9 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena Feb 12
July 14 Newark, NJ Prudential Center Feb 18
July 15 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center Feb 12
July 16 Albany, NY Times Union Arena Feb 18
July 19 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena Feb 11
July 21 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena Feb 12
July 22 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena Feb 25
July 23 Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills Feb 25
July 26 Hampton, VA Hampton Coliseum Feb 11
July 28 Washington, DC Verizon Center Feb 18
July 29 Toledo, OH Huntington Center Feb 12
July 31 Ft. Wayne, IN Memorial Coliseum Feb 18
August 4 Atlanta, GA Gwinnett Center Feb 25
August 6 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena March 4
August 11 Cincinnati, OH US Bank Arena March 11
August 12 Knoxville, TN Thompson Boling Arena March 4
August 13 Augusta, GA James Brown Arena Feb 11
August 16 Wichita, KS Intrust Bank Arena March 4
August 18 Tulsa, OK BOK Center March 25
August 19 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center Feb 18
August 20 Omaha, NE Qwest Center April 8
August 25 Jonesboro, AR ASU Convocation Center Feb 18
August 26 Tupelo, MS Bancorpsouth Arena Feb 18
August 27 Lafayette, LA Cajundome March 12
August 28 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center Feb 12
September 8 Buffalo, NY HSBC Arena Feb 11
September 9 Ottawa, ONT Scotiabank Place March 4
September 10 Toronto, ONT Air Canada Centre March 4
September 12 London, ONT John Labatt Centre March 4
September 15 Winnipeg, MAN MTS Centre March 4
September 16 Regina, SAS Brandt Centre March 4
September 17 Saskatoon, SAS Credit Union Centre March 4
September 21 Edmonton, ALB Rexall Place March 4
September 23 Calgary, ALB Scotiabank Saddledome March 4
September 26 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena March 4
September 29 Seattle, WA KeyArena March 4
October 1 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion Feb 12
October 2 Sacramento, CA ARCO Arena Feb 12
October 4 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center Feb 25
October 7 Glendale, AZ Jobing.com Arena May 13
October 8 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center March 4
October 11 Denver, CO Pepsi Center Feb 18
October 13 Milwaukee, WI Bradley Center March 12
October 14 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena Feb 11
October 15 Minneapolis, MN Target Center April 8