“I’m really looking forward to coming home and celebrating an incredible year of Australian music. There’s been so many impressive releases this year, it’s gonna be a tough competition but we get to recognize and honor the best of the best at Aussie music’s night of nights,” the star shared in a statement.
Watch Urban work hard to convince Australian TV and radio presenter Richard Wilkins that he has what it takes to host the ceremony!
We certainly hope he does a guitar solo and also brings his wife, actress Nicole Kidman, to the event!
“ARIA is honored and excited to welcome back superstar Keith Urban to join us in Sydney to celebrate the 2018 ARIAs,” Dan Rosen, CEO for ARIA, added. “To have one of Australia’s biggest stars host this year’s ceremony is just phenomenal. Australian music fans are in for a real treat.”
Besides returning to Australia for the ARIA Awards, the star will also be going back to his old stomping grounds early next year!
Keith Urban’s Graffiti U World Tour Schedule
Tue Sept 25 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
Thu Sept 27 Eugene, OR Matthew Knight Arena
Fri Sept 28 Boise, ID Taco Bell Arena
Sat Sept 29 Missoula, MT Adams Center
Thu Oct 4 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion
Fri Oct 5 Laughlin, NV Laughlin Event Center
Fri Oct 12 Peoria, IL Peoria Civic Center
Sat Oct 13 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
Sun Oct 14 Grand Forks, ND Ralph Engelstad Arena
Thu Oct 18 Toledo, OH Huntington Center
Fri Oct 19 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
Sat Oct 20 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
Wed Oct 24 Youngstown, OH Covelli Centre
Thu Oct 25 Hershey, PA Giant Center
Sat Oct 27 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
Sun Oct 28 Charlottesville, VA John Paul Jones Arena
Thu Nov 1 Little Rock, AR Verizon Arena
Fri Nov 2 New Orleans, LA Smoothie King Center
Sat Nov 3 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
JANUARY 23, 2019 – NEWCASTLE, NEWCASTLE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE
JANUARY 25, 2019 – SYDNEY, QUDOS BANK ARENA
JANUARY 26, 2019 – SYDNEY, QUDOS BANK ARENA
JANUARY 27, 2019 – CANBERRA, GIO STADIUM
JANUARY 31, 2019 – BRISBANE, ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE
FEBRUARY 2, 2019 – BRISBANE, ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE
FEBRUARY 5, 2019 – MELBOURNE, ROD LAVER ARENA
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