Keith Urban, 48, recently returned to the judging panel of “American Idol” Season 15 with Jennifer Lopez, 46, and Harry Connick Jr., 48. Six months after the premiere of the Fox singing competition series’ final season, the Australian country star will start his “RipCORD” world tour.
On June 2, Urban will perform for the first leg of the “RipCORD” world tour in Kansas City, Missouri. The amphitheater tour will run through Nov. 19 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
On Oct. 29, Urban will perform at the Huntington Center in Toledo, Ohio, for the “RipCORD” world tour. He will be joined by Maren Morris and Brett Eldredge, according to Toledo Blade.
Urban has yet to finish his upcoming ninth studio album titled “RipCORD.” In an interview with The Associated Press, the country singer and “American Idol” Season 15 judge said, “I am anxious to get it done because I hate the buildup of anything. If I could, I wouldn't talk about any of it. I would just put it out.”
In addition, Urban told the publication that he would rather have the “RipCORD” album released six months before he tours. This means that the album is likely to be released during the first month of “American Idol” Season 15.
On June 9, 2015, Urban released the lead single of the “RipCORD” album. Titled “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16,” the single is a county pop song written by Josh Osborne, Ross Copperman and Shane McAnally.
On Oct. 23, 2015, the second single from the “RipCORD” album was released. Co-written by Copperman and Jon Nite, the single is also a country pop song titled “Break on Me.”
It has been almost three years since Urban released an album. On Sept. 10, 2013, the “American Idol” Season 15 judge’s eighth studio album “Fuse,” featured collaboration songs with Eric Church and “The Voice” Season 10 judge Blake Shelton’s former wife Miranda Lambert.