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Keith Urban’s Edmonton show is first concert announcement for Rogers Place

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WATCH ABOVE: Keith Urban will be the inaugural performer at Edmonton's brand new downtown arena this fall. CISN Country's morning show host Chris Scheetz joined Global News Morning to talk about how significant the announcement is.

Keith Urban is coming to town, and may be the inaugural performer at Edmonton’s brand new downtown arena this fall.

The Country music superstar will perform at Rogers Place on Friday, Sept. 16, with opening acts Dallas Smith and special guest Maren Morris. It’s the first concert announced for the arena.

The fan club sale pre-sale begins May 3 at 10 a.m. MT. Tickets for the general public go on sale Friday, May 6 at 10 a.m. MT.

Urban’s ripCORD WORLD TOUR 2016 kicks off earlier that week in Vancouver. “Our Canadian shows have always been off the hook giant parties,” said Urban in a news release.

CISN Country’s morning show host Chris Scheetz says, of course, this is major.

“It is an absolute huge deal. Keith Urban is one of Edmonton’s favourite artists. For Keith and Dallas Smith, who formerly was with the rock group Default, to be the two to kick off our very first country show at Rogers Place is going to be absolutely incredible.”

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He will also play Calgary, Kelowna, Prince George as part of the tour through Canada, the United States and Australia.

The public will gets its first look at Rogers Place during an open house on Saturday, Sept. 10.

The date for the first Edmonton Oilers game at the new arena will be known when the NHL releases the team’s 2016/2017 schedule later this year.

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With files from Kevin Robertson, 630 CHED