Keith Wants To Escape Together


Keith Urban

Let’s Escape Together World Tour 2009

Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne

Saturday, December 12, 2009


Written by Jacqui James


KEITH URBAN AND HIS BAND absolutely rocked Rod Laver Arena last night for their first and Australian Melbourne show. Towards the end of the night Keith admitted to the loud crowd that he and his band didn’t know what to expect, so the reaction all night made him very thankful.

Rod Laver was packed to the rafters and Keith made sure you were able to get a closer view of him as he moved to various little stages during the night. There was cowboy boots and hats (even hats of the Mexican variety) and boys and girls of all ages! I even saw a baby under two years-old in their Dad’s arms.

The energy and joy he and his band had was present when they kicked off with Days Go By. The crowd was on their feet straight away. Keith rejoiced that they had finally made it back to Melbourne.

Keith showed why he is a numerous award winner with his brilliant knack of writing songs from the heart, making us ladies swoon over his romanticism and making guys curse for this! Watching his performances on TV and DVD’s I had always been impressed how

I was quite surprised how accessible Keith and his band were to the audience. At each side of the stage were ramps leading down to eager fans! It was actually great to see and at the beginning of the night Keith made a point of telling the security guards to go easy on people as it was in fact a Saturday night.

He dedicated Once In A Lifetime to his absent wife Nicole Kidman, mainly playing the track on an electric guitar by himself.

Later in the night we were very dazzled when Keith appeared with an electric guitar which was covered with hundreds of different coloured lights.

For the first time in my blogging career, I forget to write notes at several stages of the night as I was enjoying the concert that much. I think it’s the fact that Keith and his band are so humble and enjoy playing shows. Keith introduces his band mates one by one and most get up to Keith’s mic and sing a verse of their favourite songs.

Keith Urban, you rock!

Days Go By

Stupid Boy

Where The Blacktop Ends

Better Half

Once In A Lifetime

Making Memories Of Us

Only You Can Love Me This Way

Sun Is Shining

Sweet Thing

Standing In Front Of You

Til Summer Comes Round

Raining On Sunday

You Could Be Right (with Meagan Washington)

Kiss A Girl

Told You So

Think Of Me

You Look Good In My Shirt

Love Somebody Like You

Tonight I Wanna Cry

Better Life

Jacqui James

I'm an Australian author and music journalist from Melbourne. I've had articles and poetry published in several magazines and newspapers since finishing my Diploma in Professional Writing and Editing in 2001. In 2010 Gigs 'n Interviews was born. I launched it with my first big named interview and that was Vanessa Amorosi and then in 2012 I felt unbelievably privileged to interview Ronan Keating. I'm extremely proud of what Gigs 'n Interviews has become as it's seen as a platform for emerging artists and entertainers to be heard.

Looking forward to writing more children's books, I hope to change the wrong perception of children and adults with disabilities as I was born with Severe Cerebral Palsy (like Christy Brown who wrote My Left Foot). People can view my books at

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