Keith Urban Lights the Fuse

CenturyLink Center Omaha Review

Keith Urban brought his Light the Fuse tour to CenturyLink Center Omaha Friday night, along with openers Dustin Lynch and Little Big Town, in his opening night of arena touring.

He appeared on stage with a simple wave, playing his banjo with the lights on. After a short instrumental, the band joined him and reared the crowd into a two-hour event of Urban’s best: new singles from his current album and the fan’s all-time favorites. Sounds of the mandolin, banjo, bass guitar, electric guitar and piano developed through the night, not only showing Urban’s instrumental skill, but also his veneration of musical variety. Moving from stage left to stage right, he commented on the energy of the crowd and how much he loved Omaha.

Urban told the full-house that earlier that morning he had been in London, waking up at 1:30 a.m. to make it on stage in time, “Despite my crazy jetlag, you guys have given me all the energy and love I needed tonight.”

It was a crowd of fans so engaged that at any point of almost every song, he could sing half of the refrain, open it up to the fans and they could sing it right back in concord. Singing as he went, Urban and three band members ran through the fans on the floor to a stage in the back of the arena where they continued a portion of the concert, giving the crowd “Little Bit of Everything,” “You Gonna Fly,” and “Days Go By.”  The lights went down and the fans feared his time on stage was over, but it was only a brief intermission to bring in his piano to serenade the sound of “Tonight I Wanna Cry” and a cover of REO Speedwagon’s “Keep on Loving You.” The piano went away and the guitars came out again, energizing the crowd once more as he made his way to a section in the crowd, finding a single platform where he completed “You Look Good in My Shirt,” signed his guitar and handed it to one lucky fan.

He ended his show just as it began: lights on, giving a wave off with his band. Self-proclaimed obsessed fanatic, Kelly Kapels of Creston, Neb. has attended 13 Keith Urban concerts and said, “this was the best one yet.” 

posted at 10:09 pm
on Saturday, October 19th, 2013

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