Keith Urban appeared on The Late Show With James Corden on CBS and shared a story of one of the strangest places he and his band ever played. The “gig” took place about 20 years ago.
Keith said, “I don’t know if it was the worst, but it was definitely the strangest [gig] — we played in an airport which doesn’t sound horrible, except for the fact that it was a tiny regional airport in Australia.”
He continued, “My manager at the time I think had done some very questionable deal to get us a couple of airline tickets, and we had a three-piece band,” adding that the airport was so small that it only had one baggage carousel and then there was the stage, “You know the little carpeted area above the carousel where the bags come ’round….it’s like an island thing above it, right? Yeah. That’s where we had to play.”
The gig did attract a few people, or did it? Urban laughed, “So we start playing, and a couple people came over, and they’re checking out the music, and a few more people [gather], and I’m like, ‘This actually is not a bad gig!’ There’s about 15 people getting into it. And the next minute…all the bags start coming out everyone got their luggage and they just all left. And we were playing to nobody.”