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Saturday 07 May 2022.

Friday 06 May 2022 KEITH URBAN live at Hammersmith Apollo. Keith Urban plays the first of two sold out shows at this venue. Four-time GRAMMY® Award winner Keith Urban has confirmed the highly anticipated ‘THE SPEED OF NOW' World Tour, which comes to the UK in May. These will be his first UK shows in nearly three years, when i saw him play The Forum. Keith Urban has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide as well as collaborating with a diverse group of artists that include Post Malone, Taylor Swift, P!NK and Nile Rodgers. ------------------- The venue is rammed sold out, so a nice 5000 capacity crowd here. Lots of females here ready to swoon over him. KEITH URBAN & band arrived on stage at 8.45pm and played for 1 hour 50 mins. Another stunning stage production as the band are playing four feet up in the air on a platform within the big screen that is showing digital images around them. Keith has a nice relaxed and friendly stage banter, that the fans love. Lots of fans have brought messages on banners for him to read out. Somehow he even spots one , half way back in the circle. He gets a female fan from Denmark on stage to help him out on a vocal duet, for his track "The Fighter" , and she did a good job. The show is very professional and the songs were simple catchy country rock. At the mid point of the show he sings a couple of acoustic songs on a b-stage. As the stalls standing is on a slope he put the b-stage by the gents toilets looking at left of stage. Ticker-tape was fired over the stalls standing at the end of the main set. A great show. ------------------- A very nice touch by Keith at the end of the show when the lights went up. He goes down the front to accept flowers and gifts, pose for selfies, sign autographs etc. You think he will do it for 2 or 3 mins but he actually did it for a full 15 mins.