Keith Urban brought his “Graffiti U World” Tour to The Santa Barbara Bowl. Urban is a New Zealand country music singer, musician, songwriter and record producer. Besides his four Grammy Awards, Urban has won 10 Country Music Association Awards, 11 Academy of Country Music Awards, a People's Choice, an American Music Award and has been nominated for a Golden Globe.
I am not sure if I would call him a real die-hard country singer, Urban retained a few country elements in a bold performance, including pop, soul, classic rock and electronic dance music. He is a true entertainer, able to shred his Fender Stratocaster in any genre. The fans were going wild over his performance and security was beefed up.
This was the first time Keith Urban ever played in Santa Barbara, he commented on the Santa Barbara Bowl’s atmosphere and thanked his dedicated fans for being there. About halfway through his performance Urban went up close to the soundboard and started singing. At the end of the song, he took the guitar off his shoulder, signed it, looked around, pointed to a girl and gave her the guitar. What a moment, she will never forget.
Lindsay Ell opened up for Keith Urban. Lindsay Ell is a Canadian country music singer-songwriter and guitarist. She incorporates a little bit of rock, blues and pop within the country genre. She is an amazing guitarist and had great stage presence. Her guitar playing was stunning to a point where the frets and neck were worn down from hard playing and guitar faceoffs.
Keith Urban Setlist:
Never Comin Down
Days Go By
Somewhere in My Car
Long Hot Summer
Put You in a Song
You Gonna Fly
We Were Us
Somebody Like You
Where the Blacktop Ends
Love the Way It Hurts (So Good)
Blue Ain't Your Color
Kiss a Girl / Who Wouldn't Wanna Be Me / You Look Good in My Shirt
Gone Tomorrow (Here Today)
John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16
But for the Grace of God