Keith Urban Tickets: Get Closer Tour

May 16


Rich Stephenson

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Keith Urban, the celebrated singer, songwriter, and musician, has captivated audiences worldwide with his unique blend of rock and country music. Born Keith Lionel Urban on October 26, 1967, in Whangarei, North Island, New Zealand, Urban's journey to stardom is a testament to his talent and perseverance. Raised in Australia, he developed a passion for American country music, a love passed down from his parents. This article delves into his illustrious career, highlighting key milestones and his much-anticipated "Get Closer 2011 World Tour."

Early Life and Career Beginnings

Keith Urban's musical journey began at a young age. By his teenage years,Keith Urban Tickets: Get Closer Tour Articles he had already won several talent shows and joined a country band. His distinctive style, a fusion of rock guitar and country sound, started to take shape during these formative years. In 1988, he released his debut album, which achieved success in Australia, setting the stage for his move to Nashville.

The Ranch and Solo Career

Urban's first Nashville band, The Ranch, made a significant impact with their self-titled debut album in 1997. However, Urban soon decided to pursue a solo career. His exceptional skills quickly caught the attention of major country music stars, including Garth Brooks and the Dixie Chicks.

In 2000, Urban released his first self-titled solo album, featuring the No. 1 hit "But for the Grace of God." His second album, "Golden Road" (2002), included two more No. 1 singles: "Somebody Like You" and "Who Wouldn't Want to Be Me." In 2001, he was named Top New Male Vocalist at the Country Music Association (CMA) Awards.

Rise to Stardom

After touring with Brooks & Dunn and Kenny Chesney, Urban headlined his own tour in 2004. The following year, he was named CMA's Entertainer of the Year. In early 2006, Urban won his first Grammy for Best Male Country Vocal Performance for "You'll Think of Me." That same year, he married actress Nicole Kidman in Australia.

Personal Struggles and Professional Triumphs

Urban's 2006 album, "Love, Pain & The Whole Crazy Thing," was released amidst personal challenges. He voluntarily checked into a rehabilitation facility, expressing regret for the pain caused to his loved ones. Despite these struggles, Urban continued to thrive professionally. The album produced several hits, including "Once in a Lifetime" and "Stupid Boy," the latter earning him another Grammy in 2007.

In 2008, Urban released a greatest hits collection and toured extensively. That summer, he and Kidman welcomed their daughter, Sunday Rose Kidman Urban. Urban expressed his gratitude to fans for their support during this joyous time.

Continued Success and "Get Closer" Tour

In September 2008, Urban was nominated for Entertainer of the Year by the CMA. His 2009 album, "Defying Gravity," debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, marking his first album to achieve this feat. The lead single, "Sweet Thing," quickly reached No. 1 on the Billboard charts. The album's second single, "Kiss a Girl," was performed as a duet with "American Idol" winner Kris Allen during the show's season eight finale.

Awards and Nominations

In the fall of 2009, Urban announced his performance at the CMAs and received four nominations, including Entertainer of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year. This marked his fourth consecutive year of nominations.

The "Get Closer 2011 World Tour"

Keith Urban proudly announced his "Get Closer 2011 World Tour," featuring special guest Jake Owen. The tour is expected to make nearly 50 stops across the United States. Critics have praised Urban's live performances, calling them "one of the best reasons in the world to attend a live concert." Fans can look forward to a unique concert experience, featuring hits like "Better Life," "Somebody Like You," "Days Go By," "You'll Think of Me," "Sweet Thing," and his latest, "Without You."

Jake Owen: The Perfect Fit

Jake Owen, known for his charismatic stage presence and hits like "Don't Think I Can't Love You" and "Eight Second Ride," will join Urban on the U.S. leg of the tour. Owen's energetic performances make him an ideal fit for the tour.

Supporting the "Get Closer" Album

The tour supports Urban's sixth studio album, "Get Closer," released in October 2010. The album follows two consecutive Billboard country and pop No. 1 albums and five previous platinum or multi-platinum CDs. Urban's 2009 album, "Defying Gravity," produced five Top 5 hits, including chart-toppers "Sweet Thing" and "Only You Can Love Me This Way," bringing his total number of No. 1 songs to eleven.


Keith Urban's "Get Closer 2011 World Tour" promises to be an unforgettable experience for fans. With a catalog of hits and a reputation as one of music's best live performers, Urban continues to captivate audiences worldwide. Don't miss the chance to see him live—tickets are now available.

Interesting Stats

  • Keith Urban has won four Grammy Awards and has been nominated for 18.
  • His album "Golden Road" spent 108 weeks on the Billboard 200 chart.
  • Urban's "Defying Gravity" album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, a rare achievement for a country artist.

For more information on Keith Urban's tour dates and ticket availability, visit Billboard and Country Music Association.

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