Keith Urban was among the first names South by Southwest unveiled for the 2018 conference, way back in May, as a star speaker for their Music Culture & Stories track. Today, it’s been announced that the Australian pop country star will play Stubb’s on Friday, March 16.
Keith Urban performing at the Frank Erwin Center for the IHeartCountry festival in 2016 (Photo by Gary Miller)
Earlier that day, at 12:30pm, the 50-year-old singer/songwriter/guitarist is scheduled to speak at the Convention Center. He hits Stubb’s at 11pm. Urban’s two-decade-plus career has spawned 20 No. 1 hits.
2016’s Ripchord achieved platinum status. His 10th studio LP, Graffiti U, arrives this year. Like Garth Brooks’ free SXSW concert last year, the appearance in Austin by Urban promotes a world tour, which kicks off June 15 in St. Louis.
As an official SXSW event, the Stubb’s blitz requires a badge or wristband.
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