It’s been many years since Keith Urban performed to a handful of faithful fans during his regular gig at a local bar, but he’ll make a brief return to the honky-tonks Friday (Sept. 6) during three appearances on Nashville’s Lower Broadway.
To promote his new album, Fuse, Urban will play at 9:30 p.m. at Legends, followed by performances at 9:55 p.m. at Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge and 10:20 p.m. at the Stage. No admission will be charged at any of the clubs, but space will be extremely limited.
After moving from Australia to Nashville in 1992, the New Zealand native was a mainstay at the Guitar Bar, a small club located south of downtown Nashville on Nolensville Road.
Set for release Tuesday (Sept. 10), Fuse, is Urban’s seventh album and his first to be released since Get Closer was issued in November 2010. Urban co-produced the new project with Dann Huff, Nathan Chapman and Jay Joyce, among others.
“Little Bit of Everything,” the current single from Fuse, is spending its second week at No. 1 on Billboard’s country airplay chart. The album also features guest appearances by Miranda Lambert on “We Were Us” and Eric Church on “Raise ’Em Up.”
Urban’s Light the Fuse tour with Little Big Town and Dustin Lynch continues next week with stops on Sept. 12 in Cleveland, Sept. 13 in Pittsburgh and Sept. 14 in Camden, N.J. The tour is currently scheduled to close with a Feb. 1 appearance in Nashville. Unlike Friday’s club appearances, the hometown date will be at a much larger venue — Bridgestone Arena.