Keith Urban sure to be a “Sweet Thing”

Kyrstin Baker

Country music fans can now take advantage of the most recent concert opportunity available to SDSU students. The University Program Council has arranged a trip to Minneapolis to see Keith Urban perform.

This event is Saturday, Oct. 15 and tickets went on sale Oct. 3 for $35 each. The purchase of a ticket includes the concert and transportation via coach bus.

The Australian country music artist has come a long way since his self-titled first album, released in 1991, which had four hit singles in Australia.

Born in New Zealand and raised in Australia, Urban discovered his musical talent at a very early age. The Singer, songwriter and guitarist, moved to the United States in 1992 and became a session guitarist before forming a band called The Ranch.

His first hit song in America was “But for the Grace of God,” which debuted in 1999. To date, Urban has had eight studio albums, two compilation albums and 12 No. 1 singles. He continues touring today with his band – made up of Chris McHugh, Brian Nutter, Jerry Flowers and Danny Rader – and still manages to maintain what appears to be a happy family life with his wife, actress Nicole Kidman.

UPC members will meet students outside the Student Union Saturday afternoon and the buses will depart at 1:30 p.m. The concert will start at 7:30 p.m.

“We’ll have about an hour and a half to go out and eat in the city. It’ll be lots of fun. I’m a big fan of Keith Urban so I’m super exited, and Jake Owen is opening.” said Keri Konstant, UPC Recreation and Travel coordinator.

For more information about the concert, you can contact Keri Konstant in the UPC office at 688-6173.