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Keith Urban Honors Nicole Kidman on 10th Anniversary on Stage

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Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman weren’t able to be together on their 10th wedding anniversary, but the two did the best they could. In fact, while playing a Ripcord tour stop, Keith decided to share their story with the world via slideshow and facetime her.

The two also paid homage to each other on social media, sharing photos of when they first met and their first date.

Keith flew to Australia to be with Nicole immediately following the show. These two are picture perfect. #RelationshipGoals

Carrie Underwood Will Join Keith Urban For First (Ever) New Zealand Concert

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Seven-time Grammy winner and Pollstar’s three-time top female country touring artist, Carrie Underwood will join Keith Urban for his and her first (ever) concert in New Zealand as part of Keith’s “ripCORD World Tour 2016.”  This new date at Westpac Stadium in Wellington, New Zealand, on December 3rd, is added to previously announced Australia dates. Tickets for the New Zealand show will be on sale at 12pm on Friday June 24 from Ticketek at www.ticketek.co.nz and fans are urged to sign-up now to the Ticketek waitlist. Tickets for the Australian shows are available at www.ticketek.com.au.

This will be Carrie’s third trip to Australia, having traveled there 4 years ago to the day with her Blown Away Tour to play Melbourne, Tamworth, Brisbane, and Sydney – wrapping with 2 sold-out nights at the iconic Sydney Opera House, and also in 2011 for extensive album promotion. Carrie’s current album, Storyteller, debuted at #1 on Australia’s ARIA Country Albums Chart (#4 all genre) and her current single, Church Bells, has spent 3 (non-consecutive) weeks at #1 on the Australian Country Airplay chart. Urban’s “The Fighter” (featuring Carrie) has been #1 on iTunes’s country songs chart in both Australia and New Zealand.

Carrie recently completed the spring leg of the biggest tour of her career, The Storyteller Tour-Stories in the Round.  The arena tour rolled in to 47 cities and seven different countries, playing to nearly 600,000 people since the tour launched in January.  The tour will pick back up in August and continue through November.

“ripCORD World Tour 2016” New Zealand and Australia Tour Dates:

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Keith Urban Pays Tribute to Orlando Victims

Keith Urban returned to the road, and his ripCORD WORLD TOUR 2016 this weekend, with a capacity crowd at Tampa’s MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre – a performance that the Tampa Bay Times called “dazzling.” In fact, the paper went as far as to say, “you can thank the almighty for the mighty set Keith Urban laid down in Tampa last night.”

But towards the end of his two-hour plus performance Urban stopped to pay tribute to the victims of last weekend’s shooting in Orlando, by performing U2’s “One.”

“Although I didn’t know anybody in that horrific incident, I did, because they’re just guys and girls, brothers and sisters,” he said. “They had dreams, hopes, plans, just like every one of us.”

Keith Urban’s “ripCORD World Tour New Zealand” Now Heading to 4 Countries!

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Multiple Grammy and ARIA Award winner Keith Urban, whose eighth studio album RIPCORD debuted at #1 in three countries upon its release on May 6, will play in New Zealand for the first time ever on December 3 when he brings his “ripCORD WORLD TOUR NEW ZEALAND” with 7-time Grammy Award winning, multi-platinum superstar Carrie Underwood to Westpac Stadium, Wellington.

Urban said, “I’m so psyched about finally getting to play a real show in the country of my birth. The last time I played music there, I was in a duo playing every weekend at a pub called the DB Onerahi in Whangarei… and I was 17. This is gonna be an amazing feeling!!!!!”

The “ripCORD WORLD TOUR 2016,” which will now visit four countries, kicked off on June 2 to rave reviews. It sees Urban showcasing songs from RIPCORD, including his #1s “Break On Me,” “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16”, and his latest Top 5 “Wasted Time”, as well as nearly a dozen #1s including “Long Hot Summer,” “Somebody Like You” and “You Gonna Fly.”  The show features an all-new, state-of-the-art stage production and a secondary stage that all add to the party-like atmosphere synonymous with the unpredictable two-plus hour Keith Urban concerts.

RIPCORD was #1 in Australia on the ARIA Album chart, #1 in the United States and in Canada for two weeks on release. It’s the second consecutive time that Urban has had a #1 album debut in multiple countries, having achieved the same historic milestone with FUSE.

Joining Keith on the New Zealand leg of his “ripCORD WORLD TOUR 2016” will be Pollstar’s three-time top female country touring artist, Carrie Underwood. She just wrapped the spring leg of the biggest tour of her career, The Storyteller Tour – Stories in the Round. The arena tour rolled in to 47 cities and seven different countries, playing to nearly 600,000 people since the tour launched in January.  This tour date will be Carrie’s first concert in New Zealand.

 

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