Keith Urban announces 11 dates for his 2021 Australian tour
Keith Urban has been itching to get back on stage after cancelling his 2020 autumn tour in the UK because of the coronavirus pandemic.
But it’s full steam ahead for the country music star in 2021, as he’s just announced 11 dates for the Australian leg of his upcoming world tour, The Speed of Now.
Taking to Instagram on Tuesday morning, Keith confirmed the series of concerts, which will all take place in a year’s time.
Planning in advance: It appears 2021 will be full steam ahead for Keith Urban (pictured with wife Nicole Kidman), 53, after unveiling 11 dates for the Australian leg of his upcoming world tour, The Speed of Now – a year in advance
‘Australia. December 2021,’ he captioned a video of tour highlights. ‘The Speed Of Now World Tour.’
Keith will kick things off at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre on December 1, 2021, before heading to Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena on December 3 and 4.
He will then move to the WIN Sports and Entertainment Centre at Wollongong on December 6, Adelaide’s Entertainment Centre on December 8 and Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena on December 10 and 11.
Then he will play at Perth’s RAC Arena on December 14, before heading to Queensland for his final performances.
Making it known: Taking to Instagram on Tuesday, Keith (pictured) made the exciting announcement for his upcoming shows in a post alongside some of his highlights on stage
Getting back on stage: Keith (pictured) will kick off at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre on December 1, 2021, before heading to Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena on December 3 and 4
These will be held at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on December 17 and 18, and the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre on December 19.
The musician has spent much of the pandemic in Australia with his wife, Nicole Kidman, who is filming the Hulu mini series Nine Perfect Strangers in Byron Bay.
Keith completed the Speed of Now album during lockdown.
Ready to go: The Speed Of Now album was completed by Keith (pictured) during lockdown, and tickets for the tour will go on sale from next week
It comes after Keith revealed his struggles during lockdown in a recent interview with The Sunday Telegraph‘s Stellar magazine.
‘We’d been in lockdown since March. I was ready to get out and do things, I poured it into that song. I still have a little PTSD about lockdown,’ he told the publication.
‘We’re in Byron Bay now and all I can think about is [being in the studio in] Nashville not that long ago… I’m like a little caged animal timidly walking around going, “I don’t know about this freedom, this feels a little fishy.”‘
Being honest: Unveiling the dates follows Keith (pictured with Nicole) revealing his struggles with spending three months in lockdown at his Nashville estate in September, during an interview with The Sunday Telegraph ‘s Stellar magazine
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