|This summer, Keith Urban will bring his “Escape Together World Tour” home to Australia. This two-hour, high-energy concert event, packed with hits, guitar slinging and what has become an Urban concert trademark; the unexpected, will reach the East Coast of Australia on Saturday 12 December and will be the perfect way to kick off the holiday season.|
The tour starts in Melbourne at Rod Laver Arena on Saturday 12 December, before travelling north to Wollongong’s WIN Entertainment Centre on Monday 14 December. Next on the itinerary is Sydney’s Entertainment Centre on Wednesday 16 December before finishing up in Keith’s home state, performing at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Friday 18 December. Tickets for the Sydney show go sale through Ticketmaster, and all other shows through Ticketek at 9am on Tuesday 30 June.
Keith Urban‘s “Escape Together World Tour” began on May 7 at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut. Since then he has received rave reviews in cities throughout America; “A captivating performance” (Hartford Connecticut’s Courant), “The dude from Australia rocks” (Minneapolis’ Star Tribune), “What makes Urban one of the best live acts in the country, is his ability to connect with the crowds (Green Bay’s Press Gazette), etc.
Fans and critics alike have marvelled at Keith’s ability to connect with his audiences. A 3600 square foot stage, which melts into the “floor seats,” certainly helps to afford Urban the ability to simply walk from the stage into the crowd. As a result, Urban has found himself performing from the floor, the first tier seats, as well as walking through the audience to get to a satellite stage located directly opposite from the main stage. In fact he’s appeared in the crowd some three dozen times to date, giving his fans unparallel access to him during the show.
“Our goal every night is to play with the crowd, not at them…we designed the stage to make that possible,” said Urban.
No doubt Keith will come ready to play with his Australian fans this December when he’ll be performing hits from his extensive repertoire including tracks from his fifth studio release “Defying Gravity”. The album, which debuted at number one on the American Billboard chart is certified Gold in Australia after just a nine weeks in the ARIA charts. It has maintained a consistent top 30 position. The gold status of this latest record, which also features the hit single “Kiss A Girl” has helped Keith reach in excess of half a million combined sales of CD’s and DVD’s in Australia.
Keith’s recent tours of Australia have seen him playing sold-out Arena’s across the country, headlining the Blues and Roots festivals from East to West coast, jamming on stage with John Fogerty and John Butler and constantly winning over news fans with his electrifying guitar playing and high energy live performances.
With the major success of his latest single, and so much more to come, Keith Urban has become a certified Australian superstar and this will without a doubt be his biggest tour of Australia to date. Escape Together with Keith Urban when tickets go on sale through the usual outlets on Tuesday 30 June.
The album ‘Defying Gravity’ is in stores now. The single ‘Kiss A Girl’ is available digitally now and will be released on CD June 26.
– Keith Urban music available at iTunes