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Concert Review: Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood

Posted on 20 April 2008 by Bill West

Keith Urban never even had achance to get an official standing ovation at his amazing concert last night in Charleston. Instead, they stayed on their feet for the entire show (including encore). It was the stuff rock stars are made of.

Keith’s set was preceded by a strong showing by Carrie Underwood… but when Urban hit the stage (impressive one at that with at 200 + foot catwalk) it was electrifying without being campy and without the star having to “milk” the crowd in the least.

Urban opened the show with Once in A Lifetime Love in silhouette with massive high definition video behind. The video was about the best you’ll see (Chesney may have more screens… but Urban had a certain 70’s mega concert STYLE).

Just after his next two songs Where The Blacktop Ends then Find A Way Back Keith talked to the Charleston crowd… and spotted a fan sign that read “Can We Get a Picture With YOU?” So he called he three girls from Mt. Pleasant ON STAGE to do it right! Lisa and Jordan have a few keepers for photos… If you missed it… we caught the moment Click Here For More).

The Rest of the Set List:
Faster Car
Raining On Sunday
Stupid Boy
(instrumental)Band Intros
Better Half
Making Memories Of Us
You’ll Think of Me
Stop Draggin My Heart Around (with Carrie Underwood)
I Told You So (with 19 drummers from Coastal Carolina!)
Days Go By
Guitar Rock Medley: (I lost track after Walk This Way and Stairway to Heaven licks)
Good In My Shirt
Piano Intro / Tonight I Wanna Cry
Who Wouldn’t Wanna Be Me
Somebody Like You

Then Urban got personal with the song This Time to Nicole Kidman, “I have a very pregnant wife at home and I’d like to dedicate this one to her” he said as he plopped a Sony Camcorder on the piano to record US.

The show wrapped (about an hour and a half longer than I expected… 11:50p before I got to the car) with confetti, Better Life, a shout to the troops and the finale dedicated to all the fans “that made the decision not to leave until the very end.” Keith wrapped with one of his more recent hits Everybody and the near capacity (maybe 500 shy of a sellout) waited for autographs and straggled out.

Without a doubt Keith Urban is a future country / rock legend and last night I saw a show reminiscent of Springsteen in his prime.

Carrie’s Set List:
Flat On The Floor
Get Out Of This Town
Jesus Take The Wheel
I Know You Won’t
I Ain’t In Checotah Anymore
The More Boys I Meet
Last Name
Don’t Forget To Remember Me
All-American Girl
So Small
Paradise City
Before He Cheats

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