One of the industry’s most electrifying live performers, four-time Grammy Award winner and American Idol judge Keith Urban, will bring his “Light The Fuse Tour 2014” to Musikfest’s Sands Steel Stage at PNC Plaza Aug. 10 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $65 and $75. They are on sale at www.musikfest.org and 610-332-3378.
Urban’s concert will showcase his hits, as well as music from his new CD, Fuse, which was released in September and debuted as the No. 1 selling album in the nation in its first week. That album has already produced two No. 1 singles, “Little Bit Of Everything” and “We Were Us.” A third single, “Cop Car,” was recently released to country radio. In addition to Urban’s hit music, the tour features an all-new production, the size and scope of which have become synonymous with his electrifying concert experiences.
Born in New Zealand and raised in Australia, Urban moved to Nashville in 1992. His first American album came as a member of The Ranch (1997), followed by an increasingly accomplished series of chart-topping solo albums: Keith Urban (1999), Golden Road (2002), Be Here (2004), Love, Pain & the whole crazy thing (2006) and Defying Gravity (2009). He has sold more than 15 million albums and recorded numerous No. 1 hits including “But For The Grace Of God,” “Somebody Like You,” “Who Wouldn’t Wanna Be Me,” “You’ll Think Of Me,” “Days Go By,” “Better Life,” “You Look Good In My Shirt” and “Sweet Thing.”
In addition to Grammy Awards, Urban has been honored with Country Music Association Awards, Academy of County Music Awards, a People’s Choice Award, an American Music Award and Australia’s coveted Aria Award. He was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 2012, and for the last several years, he has spearheaded the “All for the Hall” benefit concerts, which have raised nearly $2 million for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
Joining Urban at the show will be singer-songwriter Brett Eldredge, the Illinois native whose 2012 single, “Don’t Ya,” made the Top 5 of Billboard’s country charts. Eldredge first hit the charts in 2010 with the single “Raymond,” and his first album, Bring You Back, was released in summer 2013.