[photogallerylink id=98043 align=right]I was fortunate enough to go backstage last night when [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Keith Urban[/lastfm]’s 2011 Get Closer Tour was at The Palace of Auburn Hills! I talked to Keith talked about what he is doing to break down the barriers between himself and his fans at his concerts! And our course, we talked about his beautiful wife and daughters!Keith Urban had a special room set up backstage last night for WYCD staff, where he thanked us for our support and we had the opportunity to talk to him in this intimate setting. The room was dimly lit, with a beach theme. There were beach chairs and tables, with lights strung around the room and a cooler with beverages and a table with food. The best part was the jello shots which seemed to disappear quickly!
Our conversation quickly went to his beautiful family, wife, actress Nicole Kidman, and daughters Sunday Rose and Faith Margaret. Keith said how 6-month 0ld Faith Margaret looks like Nicole, but he thinks Sunday Rose is the spitting image of him! The tabloids and magazines seem to think Sunday Rose looks like mom, not dad! (See InTouch article June 6, 2011 issue.) I agree with Keith! Sunday Rose has the same shape face as her dad, and I think their faces look alot alike. He laughed with pride, as he talked about Sunday playing guitar and singing and how she’ll suddenly stop and say something she’s heard her dad say, like, ”I need to take it down an octave. I started too high”. Things that she has no idea what they mean, but she’s heard daddy say it! How cute is that?!
During his Get Closer Tour, Keith also has The Keith Urban Experience, which is a Q & A session witha small group of fans in an intimate backstage setting. During last night’s Q & A (which was hosted by WYCD Program Director, Tim Roberts), Keith talked about the unique stage he has on this tour. Keith is all about breaking down the barriers between himself and his audience when he is onstage. That way, Keith, (and opener [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Jake Owen[/lastfm]) can walk up and down the slopes from the stage into the crowd. There are no security guards between the artist and the fans! It’s much more personal and allows the fans to interact with their favorite artist!
Needless to say, both [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Jake Owen[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Keith Urban[/lastfm] were awesome last night! I love how they’re both kind of like rock ‘n rollers in country music. The concert isn’t all about being showy with elaborate stage sets, etc., it’s all about playing guitar, and singing and having a good time with the audience! Thanks Keith Urban . . . for an awesome experience last night!
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