Keith Urban Brings Graffiti U Tour to the Walmart AMP

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, February 16, 2018 – The Walmart AMP is excited to announce another addition to the 2018 Cox Concert Series. Four-time Grammy Award® winner Keith Urban will bring his Graffiti U World Tour 2018 with special guest Lindsay Ell to the Walmart AMP on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. Doors open at 6 pm and the show starts at 7:30 pm. Tickets go on sale Friday, Feb. 23 at 10 am.

Ticket prices range from $39 to $101 plus applicable fees and can be purchased in person at the Walton Arts Center Box Office in Fayetteville, by calling 479.443.5600 or by visiting

The Graffiti U World Tour 2018, also the name of Urban’s forthcoming ninth studio album (Graffiti U), will kick off in June and will visit 58 cities including visits to cities in Nevada, Oregon, Alabama and Arkansas where Urban has yet to headline.

Urban’s shows have become concert events that electrify. They’re unexpected, if not unpredictable, and have been hailed by media around the world as a “concert experience not to be missed.” The tour will feature many of Urban’s 23 #1 songs, as well as brand new songs that have never been performed live and an all-new concert production that promises to be as spectacular as never before.

“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,” said Urban. “I can hear how some of the songs will translate live already, which really makes putting on a new show so exhilarating.”

The tour also includes CCMA nominee Lindsay Ell as the opening performer for Urban’s performances on this leg of the tour, as well as for his debut performance at the Walmart AMP. This is Ell’s second time in two years to play the venue.

“It’s not very often you get to share the stage with an artist you’ve looked up to since the beginning of your career,” said Ell, whose recent album The Project debuted at #1 on the Country Album Sales chart. “I am so excited to be touring with Keith Urban and can’t wait to play for fans in the venues I grew up in!"

Named one of The Huffington Post’s “Top Country Artists to Watch,” Ell is a triple threat: accomplished musician, unique vocalist and songwriter. Ell’s first full-length album The Project debuted at #1 on the Country Album Sales chart in August 2017 and was recently lauded as Billboard’s Best Country Album of 2017. A 2016 CMT Music Award and multiple Canadian Country Music Award nominee, Ell exhilarated audiences from coast-to-coast as part of the 2016 CMT Next Women of Country Tour, Brad Paisley’s 2017 and 2018 Weekend Warrior World Tour, and as Carrie Underwood’s guitar player live on the 50th Annual CMA Awards. Ell’s current single “Criminal” is currently in the Top 30 and rising.

The Walmart AMP (Arkansas Music Pavilion), a Walton Arts Center venue since February 2011, is Arkansas’ premier outdoor concert venue. The AMP has presented headlining concerts for the past 12 years, including rock, country and pop. In its permanent home in Pinnacle Hills at 5079 W. Northgate Rd., Rogers, Ark., the Walmart AMP has the largest outdoor stage house in Arkansas.