Keith Urban Offers $20 Escape


Keith Urban shoots the video for his single, "Sweet Thing" in December 2008 in a barn in Spring Hill, Tenn. Photo by Jeff Johnson, courtesy of Borman Entertainment.

Feb. 10, 2009 — With tickets for many of his Escape Together Tour dates set to go on sale Friday or Saturday, Keith Urban is setting aside a number of tickets for each of the concerts that will cost a mere $20.

And that’s a flat $20 — he’s been able to build agreements in which those passes will not be assessed any additional venue or ticket-processing charges.

"It's easy to see that people out there are hurting," Keith says. "And if these ticket prices can help some of them to let loose, forget about their daily grind and enjoy a night of music, then that's what we intend to give them and everyone else that comes out to our shows."

The Escape Together Tour kicks off May 7 in Uncasville, Conn., with Sugarland opening. The itinerary’s been released through Aug. 27 when Keith plays Charlotteville, Va., but the tour will likely last longer: He’s announced plans to play more than 50 markets, but no date has been publicly assigned yet for 20 of those cities, including six shows in Canada.

In the meantime, Keith is set to play the Daytona 500 on Sunday. And his next album, Defying Gravity, will be released March 31.