Fans attending Keith Urban's Light the Fuse tour can expect to hear some brand-new music from his upcoming album, Fuse. The trek launches Thursday night in Cincinnati, and Keith can't wait to see what the audience thinks of his new songs. The project won't be out until the fall.
He says, "I've never had that happen before where an album has come out after we've hit the road. I'll be doing several songs or more off the album that people don't know, but I'm really looking forward to that."
Another highlight of the Light the Fuse tour will be Keith's collaborations with his opening acts, Little Big Town and Dustin Lynch. Keith and LBT gave fans a little preview of the tour with their powerhouse cover of Fleetwood Mac's "The Chain" at last month's CMT Music Awards.
Speaking of that performance, Little Big Town's Jimi Westbrook says, "The energy that night was unbelievable." He adds, "I think we were all feeling like we were just trying to hold on. I think it made for a real moment that was happening."
Jimi's wife and band mate, Karen Fairchild, agrees saying, "Keith brings it, and all I've got to say is you better bring it when you step on stage with him. It was a moment that we'll cherish forever, and now it makes me incredibly excited to see what might happen on the tour this summer."
Collaborating with his opening acts keeps things interesting for Keith too.
He explains, "I just like working with people and seeing what comes of those energies coming together, 'cause it's always different."
Keith's Light the Fuse tour will be on the road through December.
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