Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Keith Urban has announced that he will tour next year. That's not that big surprise, nor is the news of the new album coming next year either. What is news though is the long list of opening acts. These aren't just any opening acts Urban has selected for the tour.
The 2009 tour will include the following artists:
- Taylor Swift
- Dierks Bentley
- Glen Campbell
- Lady Antebellum
- The Zac Brown Band
Now, the reports don't say exactly which of the above artists will perform at any particular show, in fact the venues and dates haven't been released. I will be carefully following that tour list for you, no doubt. This could be a very exciting tour.
Just look at the potential lineups. Mix n match as you like, and you have a historical show. Most of probably were extremely excited about the potential show that would include Keith Urban with Taylor Swift or Keith Urban with Sugarland.
However, my biggest excitement came further down the list... Glen Campbell. Wow. Now, I have a few of you may not even know who he is. No, he isn't new for those who don't know him. He is a living legend of country music, and I mean real country music. I am hoping he will be on most of the tour to let the fans get the chance to hear such a legend and make new fans, of a more younger generation. Wow, I'm really excited about the chance for such an act to be apart of this tour.
Following Glen Campbell, The Zac Brown Band makes the list of excitement as well. They fit perfectly on stage before a Keith Urban show... wow.
Whatever mix of artists make up the show at a particular venue, it will be worth going to see, no doubt. Stay tuned, when the tour dates are announced, I will be sharing them. I expect it will be very early January for the announcement.