Keith Urban: ‘Sharing hits and new tunes on ‘Graffiti U Tour’

August 27, 2018

Keith Urban, who kicked off his 58-city tour in June, is headed to Mohegan Sun Arena for two nights of music, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 7 and 8.

Born in New Zealand but based in Nashville, Urban is known for such country tunes as “Blue Ain’t Your Color,” “Stupid Boy” and “Somebody Like You.” The former “American Idol” judge has had 23 No. 1 hits and is touring in support of his “Graffiti U” album.

Urban, 50, is known for his electrifying concerts. Lately he’s been delighting fans with some surprise guests onstage. He recently got his wife, actress Nicole Kidman, to pop out for a few moments in Chicago. “C’mon baby, say hi to these lovely people,” he said, encouraging her to join him under the lights.

Kidman came out, gave him a kiss and greeted the crowd before trying to return to the darkness. But Urban was having none of that. “Don’t you want to hang here with me a little bit? Baby, you love me,” he said, before encouraging her to join him and two fans for a quick photo. Kidman obliged, then reminded him he was there to sing.

Urban will include plenty of his hits when he rocks Mohegan Sun Arena, along with some new songs from “Graffiti U,” which came out in April and is his tenth studio album. Among its singles are “Female,” inspired by the #MeToo movement, and “Coming Home,” which features Julia Michaels.

Mohegan Sun Arena, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd., Uncasville. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 7 and 8, 7:30 p.m. $105, $85, $65. (Pit is standing general admission, no chairs.) 800-745-3000, mohegansun.com