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Live Review : Keith Urban at Newcastle Entertainment Centre – 23rd January 2019

Review and photos by Peter Coates

The opening night of the Australian leg of Keith Urban’s GRAFFITI U tour followed the special one-off show supporting the farmers in Tamworth, and it was clear from the start that the good vibes were still very much in play!

A pretty much sold old venue, pretty full despite the early start, saw a lively set from support act Julia Michaels, a highly accomplished pop songwriter for the likes of Britney, Bieber, and Gwen Stefani, who kicked off her own singing career 2 years ago. With a full band, Julia delivered a slick, up-tempo pop country set, including Issues, the Grammy-nominated track from the recent 50 Shades movie.

After the short break, the absolute superstar that is Keith Urban appeared in silhouette at the back of the stage, and the band kicked off Never Coming Down from the new album, followed by Days Go By from 15 years earlier. Keith sings most of this one from side of stage, before rolling into the single he wrote with his support act, Coming Home.

Then we get an impromptu review from Keith of a few banners and signs, including a “Please Will You Play At My Wedding” which saw the young lady hauled up onstage, and on discovering her fiance was at home, Keith ‘face-timed’ along with 10,000 fans, for a chat! A couple of selfies with Keith and the crowd, in a really easy, informal way, and then we are back off with the music, and Somewhere In My Car from the FUSE record.

Unsurprisingly Keith has a super tight band of multi-instrumentalists, including Jerry Flowers from Keith’s initial band, The Ranch, on bass and guitar, Danny Rader on guitars, keys, banjo and mandolin, Seth Rausch on drums and Nathan Barlowe on keyboards and guitars – and the sound in this large tin-shed is of superb quality. But there is no doubt where the focus is, on the ever-smiling front-man, who, just quietly, can absolutely rip on the guitar.

There is great interplay between Keith and Danny at the start of Long Hot Summer, and features a tasty solo from Keith on the riser stage front, teasing the crowd with fretwork, tapping and picking before the band builds it up behind him. A change of mood for the sensual Parallel Lines, and then the drums pick up the beat again for the ultimate driving track, Put You In A Song, which motors along like a Corvette on the freeway, and sees the crowd get stuck into one of several singalongs!

Keith delivers a consummate performance throughout, and picks up an acoustic for a cracking solo spot of bluegrass hoe-down guitar which slides into the older Stupid Boy. The crowd sings the start of Somebody Like You even before the band kicks in, and allows the Nathan Barlowe to show off his vocal talents in little cameo performance of With Or Without You, before the lights all go down, and Keith asks for some help – the Arena lights up from 10,000 phone lights!

A first-time outing for a new song written with Julia Michaels, from her forthcoming release, sees her join Keith onstage for a fun duet of Lie To Me, and then a real riff cranks up over an up-tempo beat, and we are back in stadium country-rock mode for Good Thing with Keith’s guitar really cutting through the mix. Slow down again for a delicate acoustic-tinged Blue Ain’t Your Colour, and then he swaps guitar for bass for the almost industrial-pop Drop Top which includes Kassi Ashton doing her vocal lines on the big screens.

The stage turns blue for the hit Cop Car which turns into a real rock ballad, and then both Danny and Jerry get their chance to sing a few bars and show-off, before the intro to The Fighter sees the crowd erupt – helped by Carrie Underwood doing her vocals on the screens. During this, Keith makes his way all the way through the crowd, high-fiving and hugging anyone in his path, to the “U Stage” at the back of the arena, where he conducts a more intimate singalong with a few friends, rips into a medley of Kiss a Girl/Who Wouldn’t Wanna Be Me/You Look Good in My Shirt while ripping the licks out of his guitar, and then pulls a young girl up onto the stage to hand it over as a trophy!

Keith makes the long way back to the stage where the band is still going, and the banjo intro to Gone Tomorrow (Here Today), and then a funky bass-driven version of John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16 and a slick solo from Danny Rader. The set proper closes with the classy pop-rock of Wasted Time with a guitar duel and another crowd singalong.

You know he is coming back for more, and sure enough after a decent period of adulation, the crowd gets the massive hit from the new record sung with Lindsay Ell, Horses – and then it is over! What a show, from a truly special performer!

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KEITH URBAN “GRAFFITI U WORLD TOUR AUSTRALIA”
With Special Guest Julia Michaels
Tickets at www.ticketek.com.au

Friday 25 January, 2019: Sydney, Qudos Bank Arena
Saturday 26 January, 2019: Sydney, Qudos Bank Arena
Sunday 27 January, 2019: Canberra, GIO Stadium
Thursday 31 January, 2019: Brisbane, Entertainment Centre
Friday 1 February, 2019: Brisbane, Entertainment Centre
Saturday 2 February, 2019: Brisbane, Entertainment Centre – SOLD OUT
Tuesday 5 February, 2019: Melbourne, Rod Laver Arena – SOLD OUT
Wednesday 6 February, 2019: Melbourne, Rod Laver Arena

Keith Urban at Newcastle Entertainment Centre – 23rd January 2019
Photographer: Peter Coates
Keith Urban at Newcastle Entertainment Centre – 23rd January 2019
Photographer: Peter Coates
Keith Urban at Newcastle Entertainment Centre – 23rd January 2019
Photographer: Peter Coates
Keith Urban at Newcastle Entertainment Centre – 23rd January 2019
Photographer: Peter Coates
Keith Urban at Newcastle Entertainment Centre – 23rd January 2019
Photographer: Peter Coates
Keith Urban at Newcastle Entertainment Centre – 23rd January 2019
Photographer: Peter Coates
Keith Urban at Newcastle Entertainment Centre – 23rd January 2019
Photographer: Peter Coates
Keith Urban at Newcastle Entertainment Centre – 23rd January 2019
Photographer: Peter Coates
Keith Urban at Newcastle Entertainment Centre – 23rd January 2019
Photographer: Peter Coates
Keith Urban at Newcastle Entertainment Centre – 23rd January 2019
Photographer: Peter Coates
Keith Urban at Newcastle Entertainment Centre – 23rd January 2019
Photographer: Peter Coates
Keith Urban at Newcastle Entertainment Centre – 23rd January 2019
Photographer: Peter Coates
Keith Urban at Newcastle Entertainment Centre – 23rd January 2019
Photographer: Peter Coates
Julia Michaels at Newcastle Entertainment Centre – 23rd January 2019
Photographer: Peter Coates
Julia Michaels at Newcastle Entertainment Centre – 23rd January 2019
Photographer: Peter Coates
Julia Michaels at Newcastle Entertainment Centre – 23rd January 2019
Photographer: Peter Coates
Julia Michaels at Newcastle Entertainment Centre – 23rd January 2019
Photographer: Peter Coates
Julia Michaels at Newcastle Entertainment Centre – 23rd January 2019
Photographer: Peter Coates
Julia Michaels at Newcastle Entertainment Centre – 23rd January 2019
Photographer: Peter Coates
Julia Michaels at Newcastle Entertainment Centre – 23rd January 2019
Photographer: Peter Coates

Keith Urban: Melbourne And Brisbane Dates Added To “Graffiti U World Tour Australia” January / February 2019

Due to overwhelming demand which has seen shows in Newcastle, Melbourne and Brisbane sell out, TEG LIVE announces additional dates in Brisbane and Melbourne for Keith Urban’s “GRAFFITI U WORLD TOUR AUSTRALIA”.
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Live Review : Deni Ute Muster 2016

Deni Ute Muster 2016 - Deniliquin, New South Wales Photographer: Natasha Wyborn
Deni Ute Muster 2016 – Deniliquin, New South Wales
Photographer: Natasha Wyborn

Deniliquin Ute Muster 29th & 30th September 2016

Review by Natasha Wyborn

20,000 die hard fans came, saw and eventually slid out of the 18th Deni Ute Muster on the weekend. No matter what the vehicle from a 100K cruiser right down to the standard suburban car, all fell victim to the mud. For a festival conceived on a swamp in the middle of the plains of the Murrumbidgee any down pour becomes an issue. Days prior to the event the region was having its heaviest rainfall in years. Confronting the punter was the mud bath starting on the road to the front gate and never left your boots for the entire festival. Many an expensive foot wear became carnage to the deluge. For the hardcore it was fun, something to play in, for the “glampers” it was an excuse to justify why they never like camping in the first place.
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Keith Urban confirmed to headline the 2016 Deni Ute Muster!

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Keith Urban confirmed to headline the 2016 Deni Ute Muster!

James Reyne, Adam Brand and The Outlaws
John Williamson, Troy Cassar-Daley, Shannon Noll
Busby Marou and more set to join the party!

#DeniGoesUrban

Each year the Deni Ute Muster asks their audience to name which artists they’d most like to see and every year Australia’s international music superstar Keith Urban’s name is at the top of the list, so it is with great excitement that the organisers behind the iconic Deni Ute Muster today announce that Keith Urban has been confirmed to headline the Muster on 30 September 2016.
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KEITH URBAN – “ripCORD World Tour 2016” – Australian Tour Dates

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Multi-Grammy and ARIA Award winning artist Keith Urban, who will release his eighth studio album RIPCORD on May 6th, has announced that he will be bringing his “ripCORD World Tour 2016”, home to Australia this December. The tour, which will feature the 7-time Grammy-award winning, multi-platinum superstar Carrie Underwood, will no doubt send Keith’s legion of fans here into a frenzy. Keith, whose concerts are always a non-stop, electrifying roller-coaster ride featuring world class production and a set-list jammed with all of his biggest hits, is known as one of the industry’s best live performers. In fact, it was following Keith’s 2014 tour, when he picked up the ARIA Award for Best Live Act.
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Live Review : Keith Urban live at Buckeye Country Superfest, Columbus, Ohio – June 21, 2015

Review and photos by David Jackson – sbj.rocks
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Keith Urban Plays to 90,000 people in Ohio – June 21, 2015

Ohio University Stadium home of the Ohio Buckeyes football team, the current undisputed national champions. The stadium itself holds over 105,000 and is one of the biggest in the USA. So what has that got to do do with Keith Urban you might ask? On Sunday I got to witness one of country music’s biggest on stage in front of 90,000 crazy fans. Urban was booked as a headliner at the inaugural Ohio Buckeye Music Festival held over the weekend in Columbus Ohio.
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2ND BRISBANE CONCERT announced for KEITH URBAN


The multi-platinum selling Keith Urban has today announced a second and final Brisbane show will be added on Saturday April 16 to his ‘Get Closer 2011 World Tour’, with tickets going on sale at 9am on Monday March 14.

The April 16 show, in Urban’s hometown of Brisbane, will be the last Australian show on the first leg of his world tour and follows the first Brisbane Entertainment Centre show already on sale on Friday April 15.
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Keith Urban ‘Get Closer’ Tour – April 2011 [Tour News]


Australia is scheduled to be the first stop on Keith Urban’s Get Closer 2011 World Tour which will see the multi-platinum selling artist perform to hundreds of thousands of fans in many countries across the globe all beginning here on Friday April 8, with the multi-platinum selling Lady Antebellum joining Urban for the Australian tour as the opening act.
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Live Review: Aria Awards 2009 Red Carpet Wrap up

The Aria’s Red Carpet
By: Bek Grealy
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[Photos: Stuart Blythe ]

36 degree heat blistered the red carpet as an entourage of stylish Limousines followed suit to the entrance of the red carpet. The fans eagerly awaited their stars, one hand grasping their digital cameras in anticipation, the other holding a makeshift fan and the odd shout of “Robbie or Keith” could be heard from a distance.

As the stars made their way up the red carpet, photographers, Television production crew and journalists fought their way to the front to capture the moment.
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Bob Evans To Support Keith Urban On His Australian ‘Escape Together World Tour’ – December 2009

BOB EVANS TO SUPPORT KEITH URBAN ON HIS ‘ESCAPE TOGETHER WORLD TOUR’

Bob Evans
[Photo by: Stuart Blythe]
  Chugg Entertainment and EMI Music are excited to announce that Bob Evans and his full band will open for Keith Urban on his “Escape Together World Tour” which begins in Melbourne on Saturday December 12 and will be the perfect way to kick off the holiday season.

The two-hour, high-energy concert event 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 all shows are on sale now.

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ARIA Chart News, w/c 21 June 2009

Hilltop Hoods debut at Number One on this week’s ARIA Album Chart

Adelaide hiphop outfit Hilltop Hoods debut at #1 this week on the ARIA Album Chart, with their new album “State of the Art” taking over top spot from Black Eyed Peas, as the band achieves their second number one album following “The Hard Road” in 2004. “Chase That Feeling”, the first single from “State of the Art”, has jumped four spots to sit comfortably at #16 on the ARIA Singles Chart.
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KEITH URBAN ‘ESCAPE TOGETHER WORLD TOUR’ – Brisbane 18 December 2009

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  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.

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The East Coast Blues & Roots Music Festival Byron Bay – BluesFest

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The East Coast Blues & Roots Music Festival Byron Bay (or BluesFest) is held at the Belongil Fields, Ewingsdale Road in Byron Bay over the Easter long weekend (20th March – 24 March 2008).  A line up of international and national blues, folk, hip hop, reggae, roots, soul, rock, and world musicians have been put together to perform and includes the amazing Sinead O’Connor, KT Tunstall, Patty Griffin, Clare Bowditch, Xavier Rudd, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Keith Urban, John Butler Trio, Lior and many, many more!

Jeff Martin Keith Urban  Wilco  Sinead O'Connor  Xavier Rudd  Buddy Guy
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The Byron Bay Blues festival is truly an event and shouldn’t be missed! The new venue is roomy and the event is massive!! Along with the fantastic musical lineup, roaming entertainment and food stalls that sell really good food, I have too tip my hat too the organisers… the complete setup is run with precision.  Transport, security, service, sanity, schedule, direction… everything was organised, ensuring that the average punter had an memorable experience! 

The opening night saw Jeff Martin, Xavier Rudd, Keith Urban and John Butler whipping the crowd into musical bliss.  Wilco rocked! and Buddy Guy delivered a mind-blowing gritty set of blues…

 Link: Official Bluesfest Website
Related: http://www.byron-bay.com/
Photos: lifemusicmedia flickr photoset