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Keith Urban kicks off world tour in Newcastle

Country music superstar Keith Urban will touch down in Newcastle next year as part of his The Speed Of Now world tour.

The four-time Grammy and five-time Aria Award winner today announced 11 Australian concerts, to take place in December 2021.  

He’ll entertain his Novocastrian fans at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre on Wednesday 1 December.

It marks Urban’s first shows in Australia in more than two years and will be the first chance that his followers will have to see him perform songs from his number one 10th studio album.

Tickets go on sale at noon on Tuesday 8 December.

“Releasing The Speed Of Now this year, and seeing it embraced so quickly and so passionately, was truly phenomenal,” Urban said.

“But, this album is built to play ‘live’, and waiting on that has been ‘teeth grinding’.

“I’m literally jonesing to get back on the road and do what we love to do.”

Urban is always pushing forward with insatiable creative hunger.

During The Speed Of Now world tour 2021, he’ll deliver a set filled with his best-known hits including One Too Many, The Fighter, Wasted Time, Blue Ain’t Your Colour, Long Hot Summer, songs from his number one album, The Speed Of Now Part 1, and never-before-seen state-of-the-art production.

Urban’s two-hour plus shows are power-packed with an energy and showmanship that gives him the unique ability to touch every soul in the audience from the first note to the final confetti drop and consistently reaffirms his reputation as one of the music industry’s best performers.

His previous global outing, the critically-acclaimed Graffiti U World Tour, played before nearly 1.5 million people in seven countries on three continents, including close to 100,000 people in Australia, and saw him praised as “the ultimate musician and performer” with critics raving that “the hype is deserved”.

Since its release, The Speed Of Now Part 1, which includes the worldwide smash One Too Many, featuring P!nk, has cracked sales and radio charts in Australia, the UK, Japan, Germany, the Netherlands, China, Russia, Belgium and South Africa.

It simultaneously debuted at number one on the charts in Australia, the United States and Canada and includes Polaroid, Superman and Out the Cage, which features Breland and the funk/pop icon Nile Rodgers.

For further information, visit www.keithurban.com