See Keith Urban’s Performance at NHL Stadium Series [Watch]
Keith Urban headlined as entertainment for the 2019 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series outdoor game between the Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday (Feb. 23), and he was on fire...literally!
Urban performed during the intermission of the first and second periods with pyro blazing behind his set; a striking look for a show celebrating a sport played on ice.
"It's crazy! We went out there this afternoon to soundcheck and it's just so surreal seeing that rink in the middle of this massive stadium," Urban tells NHL Network.
Urban is an avid hockey fan, regularly showing up to Nashville Predators games, but admits it's taken time to figure out the best way to observe the action. "It's so fast—that's one thing I think you don't really get until you come and see a game, right there with the ice in front of you. Someone said to me one time, 'If you really want to watch the game just pick a player and watch him for an entire period. I've done that many times and it changes the whole perception."
When asked what he feels after a performance compared to an athlete that's spent from a game, Urban joked, "I have all of my teeth, so that's good."
He did admit that he still gets butterflies before big performances, "Anxious definitely, that's why I hate this sitting around and waiting. I just want to play, I want to get out there and get going."
Next for Urban is traveling across the globe for more shows. For the first time in nearly a decade, Urban will be touring through Europe this March. The Graffiti U World Tour will be hitting up Berlin, Amsterdam, London, Glasgow and Dublin.