The Speed of Now World Tour 2022
with Ingrid Andress
DATE: Aug. 18, 2022
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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.
On August 19, Urban began a new musical chapter. He released “Wild Hearts,” 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. He also collaborated with Yamaha for the release of the URBAN Guitar and lessons app. The rest of the year has seen Urban featured on two songs from Taylor Swift’s album Fearless (Taylor’s Version) including “That’s When” and “We Were Happy,” a part of the performance of the John Lennon’s “Imagine,” for the opening ceremonies of the Olympics, as well as his return as host for the 56th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards with Mickey Guyton.
But while plans for a 2020 U.S. Tour were put on hold due to COVID, the wait is now over. The stage is set for what will be Urban’s biggest tour in nearly four years, “The Speed of Now World Tour 2022,” which will play to fans in six countries, including in the U.S., U.K., Germany, Netherlands, Australia and Canada, on three continents. Urban’s concerts have become legendary - as unpredictable as they are explosive. An explosive experience of emotion, musical texture, energy and showmanship, Urban’s concerts connect to and touch every soul whether in an arena of 15,000 or outdoors in front of 50,000 “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.
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.