Keith Urban announces North American tour

Country superstar Keith Urban is hitting the road in 2022! People reports he made the announcement Wednesday. According to the magazine, the “Blue Ain’t Your Color” singer is embarking on a slew of North American dates on his The Speed of Now World Tour, which will kick off in Tampa, Florida in June and go through November.

Urban, 54, tells PEOPLE that four years after his last world tour, he’s most looking forward to seeing his fans in person once more.

“[I’m most looking forward to] re-igniting that person-to-person connection I feel with everyone that comes out to see our shows,” he says. “It’s pure magic when you look out and see everyone just letting loose. I’ve really missed that!”

Joining him will be up-and-coming country star Ingrid Andress, who was nominated for three Grammys at this past year’s awards show.

Urban teases that fans can expect to hear a mix of old classics, as well as new songs from his most recent album The Speed of Now Part 1, which came out in September 2020.

“I can’t wait to play those,” he tells PEOPLE. “Visually, I think it’s really important to create something that lends itself to the show’s energy, but it’s a bit early to know exactly what that’ll be for this tour — I have a few ideas though! I’m just so looking forward to playing, playing, playing!”

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