Keith Urban Plots The Speed of Now World Tour for 2022

It will be his return to the road after two years off.

Written by Chris Parton
Keith Urban Plots The Speed of Now World Tour for 2022
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - NOVEMBER 10: Keith Urban performs during the 55th Annual Country Music Association Awards at Bridgestone Arena on November 10, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for CMA)

Keith Urban is getting back on tour in a big way in 2022, announcing the massive Speed of Now World Tour as his first globetrotting trek in four years.

Marking Urban’s return to the road after two year absence due to COVID-19, which found him only performing select shows, on TV or in virtual formats, the country superstar announced his news in with a charming video filmed in his backyard.

Named after 2020’s The Speed of Now Part 1 album, the North American leg of Urban’s tour will feature a massive run of some fifty shows with Ingrid Andress, kicking off June 17 in Tampa Florida. Bouncing from coast to coast and everywhere in between, the trek will include stops at Toronto’s Budweiser Stage (July 8-9), The Wharf Amphitheater in Orange Beach, Alabama (August 6), The Forum in Los Angeles (September 10), Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena (October 7) and more, joining previously announced dates in Australia, Germany, Netherlands and the U.K.

According to Urban, it’s all an opportunity to perform his latest music for the first time, and he’s chomping at the bit to get back on the road.

“Every night is the first time we’ve played these songs for that audience, in that moment,” he says.  “It’s why every show is different – spontaneous and unpredictable – even for us! After two years we’re finally gonna get the chance to play some of the new songs we haven’t done live before. We’ll throw in a bunch of the songs that everyone comes to hear, a couple of which we’ll rework a bit, and it’s really gonna be tough to get us off the stage.”

The trip will also feature a few firsts for the accomplished superstar, including his first concerts in Ft. Worth, Texas, and Savannah, Georgia, plus shows in Knoxville, Tennessee; Charleston, South Carolina; and Madison, Wisconsin, where he hasn’t played in nearly a decade. 

“I’ve always considered myself a live performer first,” says Urban. “It’s what I’ve always done and it’s what my music needs to live and breathe. Our shows are all about living in the moment.  They’re a totally interactive and immersive experience where everyone can participate in whatever way they want – sing, dance, do whatever.”

Keith Urban’s The Speed of Now World Tour will follow the May 27-29, 2022, dates of his Las Vegas residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, and tickets go on sale December 10 at 10 am PT.

June 17 – Tampa @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
June 18 – West Palm Beach @ iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
July 8 – Toronto @ Budweiser Stage
July 9 – Toronto @ Budweiser Stage
July 10 – Canandaigua @ CMAC
July 15 – Cleveland @ Blossom Music Center
July 16 – Cincinnati @ Riverbend Music Center
July 22 – Mansfield @ Xfinity Center
July 23 – Bangor @ Maine Savings Amphitheater
July 24 – Gilford @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
July 29 – Holmdel @ PNC Bank Arts Center
July 30 – Bristow @ Jiffy Lube Live
July 31 – Camden @ BB&T Pavilion
August 4 – Jacksonville @ Daily’s Place
August 5 – Jacksonville @ Daily’s Place
August 6 – Orange Beach @ The Wharf Amphitheater
August 12 – Charlotte @ PNC Music Pavilion
August 13 – Raleigh @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park
August 14 – Virginia Beach @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
August 18 – Rogers @ Walmart AMP
August 19 – St. Louis @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
August 20 – Des Moines @ Iowa State Fair
August 26 – Detroit @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
August 27 – Indianapolis @ Ruoff Music Center
August 28 – Milwaukee @ American Family Insurance Amphitheater
September 1 – Lake Tahoe @ Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys
September 3 – Mountain View @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
September 8 – Phoenix @ Footprint Center
September 9 – San Diego @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
September 10 – Los Angeles @ The Forum
September 15 – Salt Lake City @ USANA Amphitheatre
September 16 – Denver @ Ball Arena
September 17 – Wichita @ INTRUST Bank Arena
September 22 – Grand Rapids @ Van Andel Arena
September 23 – Columbus @ Nationwide Arena
September 24 – Chicago @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
September 29 – Kansas City @ T-Mobile Center
September 30 – Oklahoma City @ Paycom Center
October 1 – Ft. Worth @ Dickies Arena
October 6 – Lexington @ Rupp Arena
October 7 – Nashville @ Bridgestone Arena
October 8 – Atlanta @ State Farm Arena
October 13 – Savannah @ Enmarket Arena
October 14 – Knoxville @ Thompson Boling Arena
October 15 – Charleston @ Charleston Coliseum
October 21 – Uncasville @ Mohegan Sun Arena
October 22 – Long Island @ UBS Arena at Belmont Park
November 3 – Madison @ Alliant Energy Center
November 4 – Peoria @ Peoria Civic Center
November 5 – St. Paul @ Xcel Center