All of a sudden, there he was. The Keith Urban.
The air hung thick with anticipation as lucky fans on the airport tarmac greeted the superstar from his private jet. It’s years since Urban last visited Tamworth and even longer since he played at the Town Hall.
The intimate show raised funds for farmers in drought, with tickets selling out in minutes for just 20 bucks each.
Huge Keith Urban fan, 12-year-old Nicola Harvey waited patiently out the front of Town Hall, handmade sign held high, for the star to arrive.
“I love Keith Urban songs and I’ve traveled from Melbourne to see him,” she said.
Nicola’s mother Janet brought her all the way to Tamworth to sneak a glimpse of Urban, even though they didn’t have tickets to his sold out show.
“I just said, ‘Let’s go to see Keith Urban and hopefully we can see him in Melbourne’,” she said.
And they weren’t alone, fans eagerly lined up at Tamworth Town Hall as the sun began to set – those who were lucky enough to get tickets wore huge smiles.
Urban chose to hold his concert at Town Hall instead of Tamworth Regional Entertainment and Conference Centre because it’s where his journey to fame began.
It was a quick drop in, with the mega-star due back on the road for his show in Newcastle on Wednesday.