It’s official! Keith Urban will be back on North American stages starting on June 8, when he begins the first leg of his “Love, Pain & the whole crazy World Tour” in Phoenix, Ariz.
The 33-city, 36-performance arena tour of the U.S. and Canada takes its name from his new album, Love, Pain & the whole crazy thing, released while he was undergoing a 90-day rehab stint for alcohol addiction.
“I’m looking forward to getting back on the road, to reconnecting with everyone and to doing what it is that I love to do,” Urban said in a statement.
“To finally be able to present the songs from Love, Pain & the whole crazy thing live is something that I’ve been looking forward to doing since recording the album.”
Urban left the Betty Ford Clinic earlier this month and credits his wife of seven months, Nicole Kidman, for helping him handle the ordeal. “Three months is a long time to be away – it felt like eternity to me,” Urban told Germany’s Stern magazine this week. “There was a lot of time and that’s what’s carried me through.”
He added, “My family is very, very important to me, (and) being the best husband I can be.”
He also hinted that he and Kidman, both 39, might renew their vows. “I haven’t talked about that, but it sounds like a good idea,” he said. “I think it’s a great thing to do for marriages anyway. I think it’s very important to keep romance in a relationship.”
General release concert tickets go on sale Feb. 3.