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KEITH URBAN’S ‘THE SPEED OF NOW WORLD TOUR” FEATURING INGRID ANDRESS TO DEBUT AT MOHEGAN SUN ARENA IN WILKES-BARRE ON OCTOBER 20th

KEITH URBAN’S ‘THE SPEED OF NOW WORLD TOUR” FEATURING INGRID ANDRESS TO DEBUT AT MOHEGAN SUN ARENA IN WILKES-BARRE ON OCTOBER 20th

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Tickets On Sale Friday, April 29th at 10am at www.keithurban.com

(WILKES-BARRE, PA) - Four-time GRAMMY© Award winner Keith Urban has set Summer ’22 for the North American debut of his first world tour in four years, THE SPEED OF NOW WORLD TOUR. The tour’s newly announced North American leg, with 3x GRAMMY© nominee Ingrid Andress, will hit the ASM Global managed Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, October 20th.

“Every night is the first time we’ve played these songs for that audience, in that moment,” says Urban. “It’s why every show is different – spontaneous and unpredictable – even for us!” He adds, “After two years we’re finally gonna get the chance to play some of the new songs we haven’t done live before. We’ll throw in a bunch of the songs that everyone comes to hear, a couple of which we’ll rework a bit, and it’s really gonna be tough to get us off the stage.”

Tickets are on sale Friday, April 29th at 10am online at Ticketmaster.com or in person at the NBT Bank Box Office at Mohegan Sun Arena.

Blue Ain’t Your Color, The Fighter, Somewhere In My Car, Wasted Time, Somebody Like You, Long Hot Summer, his latest single Wild Hearts, and his global smash One Too Many with P!NK, will anchor a night of music from one of the touring world’s best.

Critics from around the globe have hailed Urban’s concerts as ones “not to be missed,” as unpredictable as they are explosive. Combine his infectious showmanship, virtuoso guitar playing, effortless spontaneity with a fist-pumping, arena-ready arsenal of hits and THE SPEED OF NOW WORLD TOUR promises to be one of the concert events of the Summer.

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About Keith Urban

Keith Urban has spent the better part of his life harnessing a deep-seated passion for music. This, when combined with his authenticity, talent and driving musical inquisitiveness, helps to understand why he is one of the most successful and well-respected artists in the world. He’s won four GRAMMY© Awards, thirteen CMAs, fifteen ACMs, three AMAs, two People’s Choice Awards and celebrated nine consecutive gold, platinum or multi-platinum albums.

This year begins a new musical chapter for Urban. While his current single “Wild Hearts,” continues its climb on the charts, there’ll be new music coming, some as early as the Spring. And for those who’ve ever seen Urban live, they know that’s when he’s at his best – and in 2022 that’s exactly what they’re going to get.

Finally, the stage that’s stood vacant for nearly four years will be occupied by one of the music world’s best live performers. Urban’s “The Speed of Now World Tour 2022,” promises to be his biggest. It is currently scheduled to play to fans in four countries, including the U.S., U.K., Australia and Canada, on three continents. His concerts have become legendary - as unpredictable as they are explosive. An experience of emotion, musical texture, energy and showmanship.

So, while planning for the tour is underway, there are the songs. “Wild Hearts” is an autobiographical, fist-pumping, arena-ready Urban track that is as authentic as it is infectious – quintessential Urban. It comes on the heels of “One Too Many” (his duet with P!nk), the last from The Speed of Now Part 1, which marked his fourth in an historic streak of simultaneous #1 album debuts in the United States, Canada and Australia.

“Speed” produced the top 5 songs “God Whispered Your Name,” and “We Were,” as well as “One Too Many” that not only gave Urban his 43rd Top 10 single in the U.S. and his 27th #1 in Canada. The song also reached #1 on the Australian Artist singles chart, spent 44 weeks in the Top 50 on the UK Airplay Chart and garnered over 100 million Spotify streams in just 10 months.

Since the release of “Speed,” while COVID turned the touring world on its head, 2020 saw Urban do what he does best – make music. He was featured on two songs from Taylor Swift’s album Fearless (Taylor’s Version) including “That’s When” and “We Were Happy,” was a part of the performance of the John Lennon’s “Imagine,” for the opening ceremonies of the Olympics, as well as co- host for the 56th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. He also collaborated with Yamaha for the release of the URBAN Guitar and lessons app.

Urban’s musical virtuosity and fluidity has made him the musician’s musician. He’s collaborated with a diverse group of artists that include, among others; Billy Gibbons, Buddy Guy, Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton, Eric Church, John Mayer, Julia Michaels, Justin Timberlake, Dzeko, Miranda Lambert, Nile Rodgers, Post Malone, Taylor Swift, The Rolling Stones and Vince Gill.

He’s long supported numerous charities. His “All For The Hall” benefit concerts for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum© have raised over $4.2 million. He is the first Ambassador of the CMA Foundation, an advisory board member at the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and is a longtime supporter of The Mr. Holland’s Opus Fund and The Grammy Foundation.


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