Keith Urban brings Graffiti U Tour to Missoula

Tickets on sale Jan. 26 for the country star’s only Montana stop, Sept. 29 at the Adams Center

New & Notable

Country superstar Keith Urban brings his Graffiti U World Tour to the Adams Center in Missoula Sept. 29. Tickets go on sale Friday, Jan. 26, at

Kelsea Ballerina opens the show at the University of Montana campus.

The 50-year-old Aussie/Kiwi star’s tour coincides with the release of his new album, Graffiti U, his follow-up to 2016’s Ripcord.

“I’ve been full-on writing, recording, collaborating and creating with some incredibly talented people for Graffiti U, a lot of whom I’ve never worked with before,” he said in a news release. “I can hear how some of the songs will translate live already, which really makes putting on a new show so exhilarating.”

Urban is the lead nominee (seven) for the Academy of Country Music Awards, garnering nods for Entertainer of the Year, Album of The Year, Male Vocalist of the Year and more. He celebrated his 22nd no. 1 song, (his sixth consecutive), with “Blue Ain’t Your Color,” which also received two Grammy nominations, in addition to Album of the Year for Ripcord, his fifth consecutive platinum or multi-platinum album.

A groundbreaking album for Urban, Ripcord marked the second time that one of his albums debuted simultaneously atop the all-genre charts in the U.S., Canada and Australia.

Urban is the only male Country artist to achieve this mark, not just once, but twice.  The album thus far, has produced four no. 1 songs including “Wasted Time,” “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16” and “Break On Me.” It leaves Urban’s streak as the artist with the most consecutive top 10 songs on Billboard’s Country Airplay Chart (37) intact.

Besides his four Grammy Awards, Urban has won 10 Country Music Association Awards, 11 Academy of Country Music Awards, a People’s Choice and an American Music Award and has been nominated for a Golden Globe. He is a member of the Grand Ole Opry.

Urban’s reputation as a premier songwriter, vocalist, musician and virtuoso guitarist has afforded him the opportunity to collaborate with the likes of The Rolling Stones, John Mayer, Steven Tyler, Miranda Lambert, John Mellencamp, Alicia Keys, Tim McGraw and Taylor Swift, Vince Gill and Eric Church.

Tickets are $59 or $89.50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 26, at or by phone, 888-MONTANA (666-8262).