It’s not very often that you see Keith Urban singing without a guitar in his hands or playing lead on his RipCord tour, but the Aussie made an exception this weekend.
While playing the first of two sold-out shows in New Hampshire on Saturday night, Keith spotted two signs in the crowd in front of him. One sign, held up by a young woman, read, “It’s my boyfriend’s birthday!” It had an arrow pointing to the other sign, held up by a young man, saying, “Can I play your guitar?” Keith brought the young man, named Rob, up on stage to test out his skills, handing over his vintage Fender guitar.
Keith Urban addresses fans in the crowd. “Your sign says, ‘It’s my boyfriend’s birthday.’[crowd cheers] You’re pointing to him. You wanna play my guitar. Do you play guitar? Well, come on up here!”
Before someone could bring the country star another guitar, the birthday boy broke into Keith’s “Good Thing,” and the crowd went wild. Keith’s band members were side-stage at the time because their leading man was set to play an acoustic song during that part of the show, so they scrambled on stage to join in the jam session. The result was an incredible impromptu performance, with a fan playing lead the entire time — and absolutely killing it.