Keith Urban Pulls the ‘ripCORD’ Tour into Amsoil Arena in Duluth [PHOTOS]
Country Music superstar Keith Urban entertained a packed house at Amsoil Arena Sunday night, headlining a show that included rising star Maren Morris warming the crowd up with songs like her hits "My Church" and "80's Mercedes".
Urban took the stage by storm with his banjo blazing to "Gone Tomorrow (Here Today)" from his 'ripCORD' album. From there, the Aussie superstar took fans on a journey through his hits over the years; including songs like "Long Hot Summer", "Where the Blacktop Ends", "John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16", and his latest hit "Blue Ain't Your Color".
At a couple different points in the set, Urban left the stage to mingle with the fans and snap a few selfies along the way. His first trip into the crowd was to visit a fan waving a sign bragging about getting a hug at the Minneapolis show on Saturday night. When Urban talked to the woman, she explained that she was from the Twin Cities, which drew some boos from the masses. She went on to say that her kids went to UMD, which turned the boos into cheers.
The second trip away from the stage brought him to a small stage at the back of the arena, where he performed a mini-set of songs. Urban explained that the small stage and crowd all around him was like his early days in bars and clubs. He performed his 2008 #1 hit “You Sure Look Good in My Shirt” along with “Somebody Like You", mixing in some of Queen's "Another One Bites the Dust" along the way.
To end the night, Urban performed a stripped-down solo acoustic set of his hits “Stupid Boy” and “Making Memories of Us”, followed by a grand finale that included a giant cloud of confetti and his 2013 hit from his album Fuse, "Raise 'Em Up."