Keith Urban Wore a Kilt On Stage and Says ‘It Was Liberating’

Keith Urban recently wrapped the European leg of his The Speed Of Now Tour and sported a surprising ensemble during…


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May 26, 2022


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Keith Urban recently wrapped the European leg of his The Speed Of Now Tour and sported a surprising ensemble during the final night of the trek: a kilt!  

When Urban’s tour rolled through Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, the country superstar fully embraced the local culture, and his mother’s Scottish heritage, by donning a kilt on stage. In fact, Urban and his entire band sported kilts for the occasion. 

After the show, the “Wild Hearts” singer took to social media to thank fans for coming out to the show alongside a few photos from the concert. 

“EDINBURGH !!!!! You made a Monday night feel like a Friday! It was an honor to don the kilt – the guys and I truly felt like we could take on the world,” Urban shared. “But most importantly, it allowed me to fully embrace my mother’s heritage. Long live the McKinnons!!! Thank you for a great end to this run and I’m already looking forward to the day we’re back.”

The four-time GRAMMY winner discussed his kilt-wearing during an interview on Sunrise Australia and said the experience was “liberating.” 

The Sunrise host jokingly asked Urban if wearing a kilt posed a hazard on stage. 

“Only for the people in the front row, I think,” he laughed, adding, “Beware of flying objects!” 

In all seriousness, Urban was proud to wear the kilt in honor of his mother’s side of the family. 

“My mother’s family is Scottish going back a ways,” he revealed. 

Following the sold-out shows in the U.K, Keith Urban is heading back to the states for three back-to-back nights in Las Vegas at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. He’ll then perform at Nashville’s CMA Fest before launching the U.S. leg of his The Speed Of Now Tour on June 17 in Tampa, Florida. 

The superstar says it feels “amazing” to be back on stage once again. 

“We’ve missed it so much and by the looks of it, the audience has too,” he said. 

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.