This month, Keith Urban, Little Big Town andDustin Lynch began a brand-new adventure together. It’s called the Light the Fuse Tour, and it’s taking the artists across the U.S. throughout the summer and fall.
Light the Fuse hit Charlotte, N.C. last night (July 25), which was only the fourth date on the tour. And based on what we heard and saw during that experience, the country world is in for a wild ride–from soulful opener Lynch, to the sassy vocals and high energy of Little Big Town’s performance, all the way to Keith Urban’s 17-song, jam-session-filled show (see Urban’s set list below).
The evening was full of surprises, some of which left the crowd both cheering and, on occasion, scratching their heads. Lynch, for instance, may look the part of a cowboy, but he brought a little hip-hop to the show with a countrified version of Trey Songz’s “Say Ahh.” And during Urban’s set, each member of his band enjoyed their shining moment on stage covering songs like Adele’s “Rumor Has It”, fun.’s “Some Nights,” and Bruno Mars’ “Locked Out Of Heaven.”
When Australian heartthrob Urban took the stage, the deafening screams of fans shattered all barriers. But it wasn’t an elaborate, over the top entrance; instead, he gingerly walked out from the back, banjo in hand, and commenced to jam. Each band member then made their way on stage in intervals to join him, until all four guitarists and bassists were front and center.
Keith Urban and band in Charlotte (Photo by Jodi Phillips/The New 103.7)
The “Long Hot Summer” singer was all about connecting with fans, too–including those with lawn tickets. He spent a large chuck of the show on a second stage at the sound board right on the lawn. And he even finished the show in the lawn seats, a deliberate move to make sure every fan had an up-close-and-personal experience.
Another surprise for fans came when Urban debuted a brand new song off of his upcoming album Fuse (due in stores Sept. 10). Called “Even The Stars Fall For You,” it was supremely catchy.
Keith Urban in Charlotte (Photo by Jodi Phillips/The New 103.7)
Then during his songs “Kiss A Girl” and “You Gonna Fly,” he was joined by his opening acts Lynch and Little Big Town.
Keith Urban’s Light The Fuse Set List from Charlotte:
1. Long Hot Summer
2. Sweet Thing
3. Told You So
4. Stupid Boy
5. Even The Stars Fall For You
6. You Gonna Fly with Little Big Town
7. Without You
8. Kiss A Girl with Dustin Lynch
9. Days Go By
10. Making Memories Of Us
11. Better Life
12. You’ll Think O f Me
13. I Wanna Be Your Everything
14. Who Wouldn’t Wanna Be Me
15. Somebody Like You
16. Tonight I Wanna Cry
17. Good In My Shirt
Urban’s Light The Fuse Tour continues through December 8.