WATCH: Keith Urban Shocks Fans with Personal Phone Calls, Taking Song Requests for Upcoming Tour

How would you react if you picked up the phone and Keith Urban was on the other end of the…


Lauren Jo Black

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January 5, 2022


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How would you react if you picked up the phone and Keith Urban was on the other end of the line?  

That’s exactly what happened to a number of fans when Urban called them while working on plans for his upcoming The Speed Of Now Tour. 

In a video shared to Urban’s social media accounts, the country superstar is seen phoning a few “friends” to get their input on his setlist for his new tour. 


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“Working on the setlist for tour and decided to call a few friends for suggestions. There’s no one better out there to help than all of YOU,” he captioned the post. 

Throughout the video, Urban chats with fans and asks what songs they would like to see him perform on tour. 

The guitar-slinger took down notes as fans requested tracks such as “You’ll Think of Me,” “Raining on Sunday” and “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16.” 


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Urban also asked fans to drop their picks for his set list in the comments and hopes to incorporate many of the tracks into his new tour. 

In December, Urban announced the North American leg of the tour on social media. 

“After two years we’re finally gonna get the chance to play some of the new songs we haven’t done live before.  We’ll throw in a bunch of the songs that everyone comes to hear, a couple of which we’ll rework a bit, and it’s really gonna be tough to get us off the stage,” he shared at the time. 

The North American leg of the tour which includes stops in cities such as Denver, CO, Nashville, TN, and Atlanta, GA, includes a total of 50 dates, adding to Urban’s previously announced concerts in Australia, Germany, Netherlands and the U.K.

Keith Urban; Photo by John Russell, CMA
Keith Urban; Photo by John Russell, CMA

Keith Urban’s The Speed Of Now World Tour

June 17                 Tampa                   MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre

June 18                 West Palm Beach    iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre

July 8                    Toronto                  Budweiser Stage

July 9                    Toronto                  Budweiser Stage

July 10                  Canandaigua          CMAC

July 15                  Cleveland               Blossom Music Center

July 16                  Cincinnati              Riverbend Music Center

July 22                  Mansfield               Xfinity Center

July 23                  Bangor                  Maine Savings Amphitheater

July 24                  Gilford                   Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion

July 29                  Holmdel                 PNC Bank Arts Center

July 30                  Bristow                  Jiffy Lube Live

July 31                  Camden                 BB&T Pavilion

August 4                Jacksonville           Daily’s Place

August 5                Jacksonville           Daily’s Place

August 6                Orange Beach         The Wharf Amphitheater

August 12              Charlotte               PNC Music Pavilion

August 13              Raleigh                  Coastal Credit Union Music Park

August 14              Virginia Beach        Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater

August 18              Rogers                   Walmart AMP

August 19              St. Louis                Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

August 20              Des Moines            Iowa State Fair

August 26              Detroit                   DTE Energy Music Theatre

August 27              Indianapolis           Ruoff Music Center

August 28              Milwaukee             American Family Insurance Amphitheater

September 1           Lake Tahoe            Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys

September 3           Mountain View       Shoreline Amphitheatre

September 8           Phoenix                 Footprint Center

September 9           San Diego              North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre

September 10         Los Angeles            The Forum

September 15         Salt Lake City         USANA Amphitheatre

September 16         Denver                   Ball Arena

September 17         Wichita                  INTRUST Bank Arena

September 22         Grand Rapids         Van Andel Arena

September 23         Columbus              Nationwide Arena

September 24         Chicago                 Hollywood Casino Amphitheater

September 29         Kansas City            T-Mobile Center

September 30         Oklahoma City       Paycom Center

October 1               Ft. Worth               Dickies Arena

October 6               Lexington               Rupp Arena

October 7               Nashville                Bridgestone Arena

October 8               Atlanta                  State Farm Arena

October 13             Savannah              Enmarket Arena

October 14             Knoxville                Thompson Boling Arena

October 15             Charleston             Charleston Coliseum

October 21             Uncasville              Mohegan Sun Arena

October 22             Long Island            UBS Arena at Belmont Park

November 3            Madison                 Alliant Energy Center

November 4            Peoria                    Peoria Civic Center

November 5            St. Paul                 Xcel Center

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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.