Despite the fact that I am a HUGE fan of Keith Urban's live performances (he always just NAILS it on the award shows), I've only ever seen him in concert twice.

 A KEITH URBAN CONCERT IS A GREAT CONCERT

The first concert happened a long time ago, in the early 2000s, when Urban performed at the now-defunct Executive Inn Showroom Lounge. It wasn't long after that appearance that he shot to superstardom and moved on to arenas.

One such arena was Freedom Hall in Louisville. That was a Kentucky State Fair performance and that was the last time I saw him, but it was the FIRST time I'd seen him in an expanded setting. He totally owned it--fearlessly jumping off the stage and walking through the crowd while playing. He didn't care.

The man may be one of country music's all-time biggest stars--he's made over 40 appearances in the top ten and has had 21 number one songs--but, in my opinion, he's a musician first.

KEITH URBAN COMING TO KENTUCKY...AND NASHVILLE AND INDY

And if you're up a relatively short drive, you'll soon have an opportunity to check "see a Keith Urban concert" off your bucket list not once, but three times, as the superstar has announced dates for his 2022 The Speed of Now tour.

First up is the concert at the Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center in Noblesville, which is basically a suburb of Indianapolis. That happens on August 27th.

Then there will be back-to-back stops in Lexington at Rupp Arena and Nashville at Bridgestone Arena. Both shows will start at 7 PM local time. Hey, if you're a groupie, you've got it made.

SO MUCH TO SING, SO LITTLE TIME

The winner of nine CMA Awards (including a pair of Entertainer of the Year trophies) and four Grammys, Keith Urban has gotten to the point where he simply does not have time to sing his entire catalog anymore. Additionally, he always throws in some really cool and often unexpected covers that make the audience go wild.

Ingrid Andress ("More Hearts Than Mine") will open for Urban on The Speed of Now tour which will always include dates in reasonably nearby Cincinnati and Columbus.

On-sale dates for these shows have yet to be announced.

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